101ST CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, three chevronels interlaced Or, on a chief of the last (Or) a falcon close and belled Proper. Attached below the shield a tripartite scroll inscribed "TO THE" on the left and "UTMOST" on the right in Black letters.

Symbolism
The colors, blue and gold, in addition to their heraldic significance have been used for some years in connection with regimental athletic uniforms, etc. The falcon "close and belled" signifies "Ready for service though normally at rest," a characterization which fits a National Guard Regiment; furthermore, the speed of the falcon together with the traditional excellence of his sight and vigorous manner of attack are assumed as regimental prototypes. The three chevronels indicate the three occasions on which the organization was in Federal service during the period 1898-1919.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 101s Cavalry Regiment on 3 January 1928. It was redesignated for the 101st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron on 19 July 1944. It was redesignated for the 101st Armored Cavalry Regiment on 17 September 1951. The insignia was redesignated for the 101st Armor Regiment on 19 April 1962. It was redesignated for the 101st Cavalry Regiment and amended to include the motto on 31 October 1967.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, three chevronels interlaced Or, on a chief of the last (Or) a falcon close and belled Proper.

Crest:

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New York Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure the full rigged ship "Half Moon" all Proper.

Motto

TO THE UTMOST.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors, blue and gold, in addition to their heraldic significance have been used for some years in connection with regimental athletic uniforms, etc. The falcon "close and belled" signifies "Ready for service though normally at rest," a characterization which fits a National Guard Regiment; furthermore, the speed of the falcon together with the traditional excellence of his sight and vigorous manner of attack are assumed as regimental prototypes. The three chevronels indicate the three occasions on which the organization was in Federal service during the period 1898-1919.

Crest

The crest is that of the New York Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 101s Cavalry Regiment on 20 May 1925. It was redesignated for the 101st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron on 19 July 1944. It was redesignated for the 101st Armored Cavalry Regiment on 17 September 1951. The insignia was redesignated for the 101st Armor Regiment on 19 April 1962. It was redesignated for the 101st Cavalry Regiment on 22 June 1967.





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