Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
240th Support Battalion
2d Forward Support Battalion
40th Medical Battalion
 
Distinctive Unit Insignia
 
Design Approved: 20 September 1968
 
Symbolism: The two arrows symbolize the assault landings of the Luzon and Southern Philippines campaigns by some elements of the former organization, the 40th Medical Battalion. The taeguk, from the flag of Korea, represents Korean service by predecessor unit. The Greek cross is a symbol of aid and assistance, The gold sun and blue background refer to California, the Golden State and the Pacific Ocean. Maroon is for the Medical Corps, to which the former unit was assigned.
 
Motto: SOLACE TO THE SUFFERING
 
 
 
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Updated 8 February 2016