by: Joe Moore Sketches courtesy: The Institute of Heraldry
The description and symbolism of the distinctive Unit Insignia for
the 39th Signal battalion are as follows:
date: 11 May 1993 (simlar to the orginal 20 January 1967 document)
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall, consisting of a silver sward point up, the blade surmounted in cross by four intersecting red discs, the intersections silver, overall four black rays saltirewise in point; all in front of a silver encircling scroll inscribed "THE WILL TO SUCCEED" in black.
The sword symbolizes service in Vietnam, for which the unit was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation. The intersecting quatrefoil, rays and saltire represent a radio beam and reflect aspects of the unit's mission. Red, black and silver, the former colors of Germany's national flag, allude to service in the Rhineland during World War II. Red and white are also the colors for the signal flags in the branch insignia.
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