Origin of the Snakemen's first logo

When the Company was assigned to the 39th Signal Battalion in Vung Tau, there were several other companies also assigned to the 39th area of operations extending to Da Nang in the north. Each of these companies had their company shields that they wore on their fatigue jacket pocket. I purposed the shield (See Below) to the company and they bought in to the spirit of the Snakemen.
The Black center of the shield represents a piece of cable that is stretched in the center almost to the point of breaking by our strong soldiers. This was worn by our troops as long as I was there.

Hugh (Buddy) Menking, LTC (Ret)
Company Commander - 267th Signal Company
1966-1967

 

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