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mmerc20

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Unknown unit insignia on wood sign. "Win or Die" motto. Help.
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:21:45 am »
Our museum has this hand painted wooden sign from WWII but we have never been able to identify what unit it is. I asked TIOH but they weren't very helpful. The bear and mission-like building makes me think California and the blue makes me think infantry but the motto "win or die" I found listed as belonging to the 316th Field Arty Bn of the 81st ID.

Has anyone seen this before or have any info on the 316th? Whatever unit it was, they had spent some time at Camp Butner, NC for either training or inactivation after the war.

Thanks a lot,
Mike

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Re: Unknown unit insignia on wood sign. "Win or Die" motto. Help.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 03:11:53 pm »
Mottos were shared by diff units.

If it were a mission, there would be a cross on it. The CA grizzly faces sinister on the flag and on the crests of CA NG units or units w/ a NG history.

Have u checked w/ Aresta in Hawaii? This would be right up his alley.