491st Armored Field Artillery Battalion

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491st Armored Field Artillery Battalion

Shield: Per bend azure and gules, on a bend or between a mullet and a cannon barrel palewise argent, a flash of the second wreathed on the lower arm by a chaplet of oak of the fourth.

Crest: None.

Motto: Wisdom, Power, Victory.

Description: The scarlet is for the Field Artillery. The diagonal bend is the heraldic representation of the scarf of a military commander: the lightning flash denotes speed and striking power. The cannon barrel signifies the Armored Artillery, and the silver star is national identification symbol. The motto is expressive of the characteristics of the personnel and of their certainty of ultimate victory.