32D 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 blazon: Or, a bend raguly Gules. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "VICTORY OR DEATH" in Red letters.

Symbolism
The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The bend raguly in red symbolizes the cutting fire power of the Regiment.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 32d Armored Regiment on 12 December 1941. It was redesignated for the 32d Medium Tank Battalion on 26 October 1949. It was redesignated for 32d Tank Battalion on 30 March 1956. The insignia was redesignated for the 32d Armor Regiment on 18 August 1958. It was redesignated for the 32d Cavalry Regiment effective 28 June 2005.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a bend raguly Gules.

Crest

On a wreath Or and Gules, five truncated pyramids fesswise conjoined in base Argent supporting a lion rampant of the second langued Azure and armed of the third, the dexter paw grasping a chain mace of the fourth and the sinister paw a pine tree eradicated Proper.

Motto

VICTORY OR DEATH.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The bend raguly in red symbolizes the cutting fire power of the Regiment.

Crest

The truncated pyramids simulate a type of tank obstacles (dragon's teeth) used to protect the Siegfried Line, the defenses of which were battered, pierced and overrun by the 32d Armor, an action for which the unit was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation, alluded to by the chain mace (for armor) in the color (blue) for the citation award. The red lion and the uprooted pine tree refer to the Ardennes and Belgian campaigns for which the unit was cited in Orders of the Day of the Belgian Army and awarded the Belgian Fourragere, the predominating color of which is red. The five truncated pyramids also refer to the five campaigns, World War II, in which the unit participated.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 32d Armored Regiment on 6 December 1941. It was redesignated for the 32d Medium Tank Battalion on 26 October 1949. It was redesignated for 32d Tank Battalion on 30 March 1956. The insignia was redesignated for the 32d Armor Regiment on 18 August 1958. It was redesignated for the 32d Cavalry Regiment effective 28 June 2005.





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