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Histories for 41st Signal Battalion




41st Signal Battalion - History
41st SIGNAL BATTALION



Constituted 8 January 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 41st Signal Construction Battalion and activated 25 January 1943 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee.. Reorganized and redesignated 14 May 1945 as the 41st Signal Light Construction Battalion. Inactivated 7 December 1945 in Germany. Redesignated 20 October 1950 as the 41st Signal Construction Battalion and allotted to the Regular Army. Activated 13 November 1950 at Camp Rucker, Alabama. Redesignated 20 October 1953 as the 41st Signal Battalion (Construction). Inactivated: Companies A, B, C and D inactivated 1 March 1970 at Qui Nhon, Vietnam and Headquarters and Headquarters Company 27 February 1972 at Fort Lewis, Washington. (Headquarters and Headquarters Company activated I July 1974 at Yongsan, Korea).



CAMPAIGN STREAMERS

World War IIVietnam (Contd)

NormandyTet Counteroffensive

Northern FranceCounteroffensive, Phase IV

RhinelandCounteroffensive, Phase V

Ardennes-AlsaceCounteroffensive, Phase VI

Central EuropeTet 69/Counteroffensive

Summer-fall 1969

VietnamWinter-spring 1970

DefenseSanctuary Counteroffensive

CounteroffensiveCounteroffensive, Phase VII

Counteroffensive, Phase IIConsolidation I

Counteroffensive, Phase IIIConsolidation II



DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1966 (41st Sig Bn [less Co D] cited for period 20 Jun 1965-1 Apr 66 by DAGO 20, 1967 as amended by DAGO 53, 1967; Co D cited for period I Jul 1965-30 Jun 1966 by DAGO 17, 1968)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1967 (Co D 41st Sig Bn cited for period I Jul 1966-30 Sept 1967; DAGO 54,1968 as amended by DAGO 21, 1978)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1968 (Co C 41st Sig Co cited for period I Aug 1966-30 Jun 1968; DAGO 42,1969)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968 (HHC & Co B 41st Sig Bn cited for period I Oct 1967-31 Aug 68; DAGO 42,1969)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1969 (Co D 41st Sig Bn cited for period I Oct 1967-30 Sep 1969; DAGO 48,1971)



COAT OF ARMS

SHIELD: Argent, on a fess tenne an ogress throughout, fimbriated of the first, surmounted

by two lightning flashes of the like, that issuing from the dexter side point to base and that on the sinister reversed, in chief a fleur-de-lis of the second.



CREST: On a wreath of the colors (argent and tenne) an eagle's head or, gorged with a collar gules, charged with a lightning flash of the first, superimposed in base by a palm frond fesswise proper.



MOTTO: Pax Nostra Finis (Peace is our goal).



The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The fess crossing the field is used to represent a wire or cable and the black circle, the soft iron diaphragm in telephonic equipment. The lightning flashes allude to the currents which cause the diaphragm to vibrate and thus transmit sound. The black circle thus symbolizes a sounding board for all types of signal apparatus and its construction and maintenance. The fleur-de-lis signifies combat service in Europe during World War II. The eagle in the crest embodies strength and vigilance. It represents service in Europe during World War II and in Vietnam. Gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement. Red reflects valor and is the color of the Meritorious Unit Commendations which were awarded the organization for service


May 04 2000 12:32:06:000AM




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