133D TANK BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a carabao’s head caboshed Azure; on a canton of the last a chevron and a fleur-de-lis of the first; all within a bordure gyronny Or and Vert. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Green scroll turned Silver inscribed “PROPOSITI TENAX” in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue and white, the colors used for Infantry. The historic shield is based on that of the 185th Infantry Regiment with reversed colors and the addition of the carabao head to symbolize service in the Philippines during World War II. The colors yellow and green are used for Armor. The shield of the coat of arms for the 224th Infantry Regiment, differenced by a yellow and green border, indicates descent from the second battalion of that organization. The motto translates to “Firm of Purpose.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 June 1955. It was amended to correct the description on 1 September 1955. The insignia was rescinded on 5 July 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Argent, a carabao’s head caboshed Azure; on a canton of the last a chevron and a fleur-de-lis of the first; all within a bordure gyronny Or and Vert.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field, all Proper.

Motto

PROPOSITI TENAX (Firm of Purpose).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue and white, the colors used for Infantry. The historic shield is based on that of the 185th Infantry Regiment with reversed colors and the addition of the carabao head to symbolize service in the Philippines during World War II. The colors yellow and green are used for Armor. The shield of the coat of arms for the 224th Infantry Regiment, differenced by a yellow and green border, indicates descent from the second battalion of that organization.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 16 June 1955. It was amended to correct the description on 1 September 1955. The insignia was rescinded on 5 July 1961.





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