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

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

  The blazon and symbolism of the Shield are as follows:
  Date: 17 March 1997 (similar to 11 May 1993 document)


Tenné, a sward palewise Argent (Silver Gray) debruised by a saltire Argent charged with four rays issuant saltirewise Sable, overall a quatrefoil Gules fimbriated of the third.


  Orange and white are colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. 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.


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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