118TH CAVALRY CAVALRY
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height consisting of a black horseshoe garnished gold enclosing a stylized red sunset of seven rays superimposed by a dark blue silhouette of a horse and rider, all centered upon a gold star.

Symbolism
Yellow is the color traditionally used by Cavalry units. The star and sunset are adapted from the State flag of Arizona. The horseshoe denotes the unit's honorable history and cavalry tradition, while the horse and rider suggest Captain William Owen ?Buckey' O'Neil, a prominent soldier and citizen from Arizona, killed in action while serving in Cuba.

Background
This insignia was approved on 9 January 1998.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a mullet Or bearing a stylized sunset of the first, overall a horseshoe Sable garnished of the second enclosing a silhouetted rider and horse Azure (Dark Blue).

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Arizona Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules, a giant cactus Proper.

Motto

ROUGH RIDERS

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow is the color traditionally used by Cavalry units. The star and sunset are adapted from the State flag of Arizona. The horseshoe denotes the unit's honorable history and cavalry tradition, while the horse and rider suggest Captain William Owen ?Buckey' O'Neil, a prominent soldier and citizen from Arizona, killed in action while serving in Cuba.

Crest

The crest is that of the Arizona Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was authorized on 9 January 1998.





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