KATHY: This is the crest of the 222 F A Reg Utah national guard of which Btry D Mt Pleasant was a part . My memory and my resources are all a bit confused as to our crest after few were federalized March 1941. It was definitely not the crest (if they had one) of Btry A 204th FA bn which is what the Mt Pleasant unit became. It was this crest that gave us the name of Mormon Bn and also sheepherder. I think the soldier is a replica of the statue on the Capital grounds.
If there are any Btry D 222nd FA vets still around (I think I may be the last one) they can claim service with the Mormon Battalion. Pre WW2 while still a Utah National Guard unit the 222nd FA regiment was called the Mormon Battalion. Our regimental crest was a Mormon battalion soldier on a shield. Other outfits call it the “sheepherder”. When we were federalized we had to use a nationally recognized crest.
Henry Weeks Sanderson of Fairview Mormon Bn and I would guess some Allreds from Spring City were. lee