ARMY 153RD FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE UNIT CREST

                The unit crest of the 153rd Field Artillery Brigade represents both its mission and the history of the unit. Specifically, the history of the unit during the second World War, right after its original inception in 1942. During the war, it undertook three campaigns, those of the Canal Zone Jungles in Panama, New Guinea, and Luzon.  These three campaigns are represented by the three cannonballs in the center of the crest. The cannonballs are also a reference to the unit’s creation as part of the Cannon Company in the Arizona National Guard. The sea lion on the cannonballs is a symbol of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation the unit earned in WWII. The red flame behind all of this acts as a reference to two of its deeds, two fiery landings it conducted on the isles of the Philippines during WWII. This is also where the unit gets its motto, “Tormenta De Fuego”. This translates into English as “Storm of Fire”, and can be seen on the crest itself embroidered on the black outlying script.
                The primary colors used in the crest are the scarlet of the fire and gold/yellow. These colors generally denote a unit associated with Field Artillery. The crest was first issued to the unit in 1979, when the unit took on its current designation of the 153rd Field Artillery Brigade. In 1998 the original crest was cancelled for the 153rd, and the current crest was issued. 
                More on the history of the unit can be found with its Combat Service Identification Badge (CSIB). The unit patch, identical to the CSIB, can be found here.
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