636TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield rounded at bottom blazoned: Gules, on a bend Or, a bendlet Azure, in chief four mullets of the second (the four major stars of the constellation Southern Cross). Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “NEVER SILENCED” in Red letters.

Symbolism
The colors red and yellow are for Artillery. The four stars of the constellation Southern Cross allude to the battle honors awarded the organization for service during World War II; the blue diagonal being used to refer to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 7 June 1955. It was rescinded on 13 June 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Description

Shield

Gules, on a bend Or, a bendlet Azure, in chief four mullets of the second (the four major stars of the constellation Southern Cross).

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

NEVER SILENCED.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors red and yellow are for Artillery. The four stars of the constellation Southern Cross allude to the battle honors awarded the organization for service during World War II; the blue diagonal being used to refer to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 7 June 1955. It was rescinded on 13 June 1961.





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