The California State Military Museum

Preserving California's Military Heritage



Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces

149th Armor Regiment

149th Tank Battalion

149th Tank Battalion, Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Design Approved: Approved initially for the 149th Tank Battalion 21 May 1953

Symbolism: The cactus symbolizes Mexican border service and the fleur-de-lis for service in Woeld War I, The carabao, a beast of burden, is common in the Philippines and represents World War II. The chain mail is symbolic of armor.







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