175TH REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a saltire Azure fimbriated Argent between in flank two arrows palewise Or, in chief a rainbow Proper surmounted by a fleur-de-lis of the fourth, in base a branch of prickly pear cactus of the last. Attached below the shield is a Gold scroll inscribed "ANIMUS VALET" in Black.

Symbolism
The service of the former organization, the 175th Field Artillery, is indicated by the blue saltire for Civil War service; the arrows are for the last Leech Lake Indian uprising in Minnesota; the cactus is for the Mexican Border service. The rainbow is for the 42d Division of World War I, and the fleur-de-lis for France. The motto translates to "Courage Prevails."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 175th Field Artillery Battalion on 7 November 1942. It was redesignated for the 175th Artillery Regiment on 5 January 1965. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 20 April 1965. It was further amended to add a motto on 19 September 1968. The insignia was redesignated for the 175th Field Artillery Regiment on 19 July 1972. It was redesignated for the 175th Regiment with the description and symbolism revised on 10 December 1997.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a saltire Azure fimbriated Argent between in flank two arrows palewise Or, in chief a rainbow Proper surmounted by a fleur-de-lis of the fourth, in base a branch of prickly pear cactus of the last.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Minnesota Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules, a sheaf of wheat Proper.

Motto

ANIMUS VALET (Courage Prevails).

Symbolism

Shield

The service of the former organization, the 175th Field Artillery, is indicated by the blue saltire for Civil War service; the arrows are for the last Leech Lake Indian uprising in Minnesota; the cactus is for the Mexican Border service. The rainbow is for the 42d Division of World War I, and the fleur-de-lis for France.

Crest

The crest is that of the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 175th Field Artillery Battalion on 7 November 1942. It was redesignated for the 175th Artillery Regiment on 5 January 1965. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 20 April 1965. The insignia was redesignated for the 175th Field Artillery Regiment on 19 July 1972. It was redesignated for the 175th Regiment with the blazon and symbolism revised on 10 December 1997.





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