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