Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
740th Ordnance Maintenance Company
Distinctive Unit Insignia worn During World War II
Distinctive Unit Insignia worn 1946-1954
Symbolism: Red and gold are the colors of the Ordnance Corps. The design is a variation of the 40th Infantry Division Distinctive Unit Insignia. The crests represent California, Nevada and Utah which made up the original 40th Division. The fluer de lis represents World War I while that water buffalo symbolizes the Pacific Theater in World War II
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Updated 8 February 2016