Research Of The 39th Signal Battalion Symbols
By a former member of the 550th Signal Company

39th Crest
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by: Joe Moore                                Sketches courtesy: The Institute of Heraldry

    The blazon and symbolism of the Crest are as follows:
  Date: 17 March 1997


CREST: from a wreath Argent and Tenné a tower of the first issuing five lightning flashes pilewise Gules fimbriated Or superimposed in base by an Oriental dragon's head of the third.


CREST:  The tower, a symbol of defence and strength, represents the unit's World War II service in Rhineland and Central Europe and suggests that region of Europe. Vietnam service is commemorated by the Oriental dragon which is red, denoting valor and sacrifice. The five lightning flashes, symbolizing quick response and electronic warfare, reflect the unit's Meritorious Unit Commendations for Vietnam War service; red is the color of the decoration. and gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement.

Other Vietnam related sites hosted by MooreJ:

A Vietnam Memorial Wall name lookup lists. Joe's old Vietnam page. 550th Signal Co. and Can Tho Army Airfield


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