411TH REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess dancetté Azure and Argent, in chief a rattlesnake coiled to strike Or. Attached below the shield a blue scroll inscribed "PARATUS FERIRE" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The shield is half blue and half white divided dancetté indicates the white mountains and the blue sky of Colorado, the original geographic area of the regiment. The rattlesnake is common to this region, and is shown in the position "ready to strike." The motto typifies the spirit of the organization.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 411th Regiment Infantry, Organized Reserves on 23 Jun 1925. It was amended to withdraw "Organized Reserves" from the designation on 29 Jul 1959. On 3 Aug 1970, the insignia was amended to revise the symbolism. The distinctive unit insignia was redesignated on 12 May 1999, for the 411th Regiment.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess dancetté Azure and Argent, in chief a rattlesnake coiled to strike Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

PARATUS FERIRE (Ready to Strike)

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is half blue and half white divided dancetté indicates the white mountains and the blue sky of Colorado, the original geographic area of the regiment. The rattlesnake is common to this region, and is shown in the position "ready to strike." The motto typifies the spirit of the organization.

Crest

The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 411th Regiment Infantry, Organized Reserves on 23 Jun 1925. It was amended to withdraw "Organized Reserves" from the designation and delete the Organized Reserves' crest from the coat of arms on 29 Jul 1959. On 3 Aug 1970, the coat of arms was amended to reinstate the Army Reserve crest and revise the symbolism. The coat of arms was redesignated on 12 May 1999, for the 411th Regiment.





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