8TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 5/16 inches (3.33 cm) in width overall blazoned: On a fess Or eight mullets of the first, pierced of the second and in chief a demi-horse issuant rearing Argent surmounting a ribbon scroll Sable inscribed '' HONOR AND COURAGE '' in Gold letters. The insignia is to be made in pairs.

Symbolism
The eight mullets show the regimental number and Cavalry tradition ascribing the origin of the pierced mullet to the rowel of a spur. This is further indicated by the horse.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 10 January 1927. It was amended to correct the description on 10 January 1967. The insignia was amended to correct the description on 29 September 2014.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, on a fess Or eight mullets of the first, pierced of the second and in chief a demi-horse issuant rearing Argent.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure a grizzly bear passant Sable.

Motto

HONOR AND COURAGE.

Symbolism

Shield

The eight mullets show the regimental number and Cavalry tradition ascribing the origin of the pierced mullet to the rowel of a spur. This is further indicated by the horse.

Crest

The bear is the emblem of California, where the regiment was organized in 1866.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 29 January 1921. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 10 January 1927. The insignia was amended to correct and update the blazon of the shield and crest on 29 September 2014.





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