280th Signal Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard
280TH SIGNAL BATTALION, DELAWARE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Shield: Argent, three lightning flashes conjoined in base Tenné, a chief of the last two laurel branches crossed in saltire of the first.
Motto: HONOR DUTY CONSTANCY.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in width overall consisting of three orange lightning flashes conjoined in base and surmounting a silver wreath of laurel enclosed in base by an orange tripartite scroll, the sections folded over on each other and inscribed "HONOR DUTY CONSTANCY" in silver letters.
Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The lightning flashes symbolize speed and communications; joined together they form a strong base and, branching out from this central point, they suggest versatility and scope. The laurel branches allude to excellence of achievement and the highest values and efforts of a military unit.
The arms were approved on 17 January 1980, and the Distictive Unit Insignia on 6 June 1978.
Literature: Image from Olompvo on Pinterest. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army
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