104TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A circular device, 1 inches (3.18 cm) in diameter, with the Regimental motto "Over, Under or Through," lettered around the outer circumference. Diagonal bar running from 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock, with horse's head superimposed thereon and filling the center of the circle. Red keystone between horse's head and 1 o'clock, fishtail cross between horse's head and 1 o'clock. Outer circumference and horse's head in yellow; motto and crossbar in blue; keystone in red; and fishtail cross in black.

Symbolism
The shield is of yellow ? the Cavalry color; the blue bend is for service as Infantry; the black maltese cross is for the service in Puerto Rico; the red keystone is the Divisional insignia of the Twenty Eighth Division in which elements of the First Cavalry and the Eighth Infantry served.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 104th Cavalry, Pennsylvania National Guard on 24 January 1924. It was redesignated for the 104th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) on 8 June 1944. It was redesignated for the 104th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 25 August 1952. The insignia was redesignated for 104th Cavalry Regiment on 9 May 1989. It was amended to correct the previous designation dates and the symbolism on 17 October 2003.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or on a bend Azure five mullets of the first between in sinister chief a maltese cross Sable and in dexter base a keystone Gules.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure a lion rampant guardant Proper, holding in dexter paw a naked scimitar Argent hilted Or and in sinister an escutcheon on a fess Sable three plates.

Motto

OVER, UNDER OR THROUGH.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is of yellow ? the Cavalry color; the blue bend is for service as Infantry; the black maltese cross is for the service in Puerto Rico; the red keystone is the Divisional insignia of the Twenty Eighth Division in which elements of the First Cavalry and the Eighth Infantry served, and the five stars represent the five major operations of the Twenty Eight Division.

Crest

The crest is that of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 104th Cavalry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard on 3 January 1924. It was redesignated for the 104th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) on 6 June 1944. It was redesignated for the 104th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 25 August 1952. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 104th Cavalry Regiment on 9 May 1989.





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