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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54cm) blazoned: On an heraldic wreath Or and Sable, a buffalo statant Proper. On a scroll of the second fimbriated of the first the motto "READY AND FORWARD" of the like.

Black and gold have long been used as the regimental colors. The buffalo has likewise been the emblem of the regiment for many years having its origin in the term "Buffalo soldiers" applied by the Indians to colored regiments. The distinctive unit insignia is worn in pairs.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 13 Mar 1922. It was amended 6 Dec 1923 to change the wording in the description and the method of wear. On 19 Mar 1951 the insignia was redesignated for the 510th Tank Battalion. The distinctive unit insignia was redesignated for the 10th Cavalry on 12 May 1959.

Coat of Arms



Per pale, dexter: paly of thirteen Argent and Gules, a chief Azure charged with a Native American chief's war bonnet affronty above a tomahawk and stone axe in saltire heads down all Proper, sinister: per fess quarterly Gules and Argent in 1st and 4th a tower Or gated Azure 2d and 3d lion rampant Gules crowned with a ducal cornet Or; on an oval escutcheon Azure a fleur-de-lis Or; and Sable a triangle on its base charged with a sun ombre de soleil Or between three mullets of the like pierced of the field.


On a wreath of the colors Or and Sable an American bison statant guardant Proper.



The coat of arms was approved on 22 Aug 1991.

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