105TH 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: Per pale Or and Azure three chevronels counterchanged of the field, in dexter chief a horse's head erased within an annulet Sable, a fleur-de-lis in sinister chief of the first detailed of the second, in sinister base a Philippine sun symbol of the first and a scimitar in dexter base bendwise sinister point to nombril of the third, in pale an arrow point up passing through a humet Gules. Attached below a Blue scroll inscribed "SEMPER PORRO" in Gold.

Symbolism
Gold or yellow is the primary branch color for Cavalry signifying the four virtues of nobleness, goodwill, vigor and magnanimity. It represents the sun, fire, Sunday, honor, majesty, royalty, riches and wisdom. Dark blue is the primary branch color of Infantry signifying renown and beauty, the sapphire, Venus, air, Friday, calm seas, charity, cold, constancy, devotion, justice, loyalty, piety, sincerity, the sky, thinking and truth. The chevronels represent the three most recent overseas conflicts the unit served in (World War I, World War II and the Iraq War). The horse's head within the annulet is from the Light Horse Squadron, First Wisconsin Cavalry organized in Milwaukee in 1880. The fleur-de-lis signifies World War I combat operations in France. The Philippine sun represents World War II combat operations in the Pacific. The scimitar symbolizes participation in the Iraq War. The red arrow is taken from the insignia of the 32d Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Red signifies valiance and represents a ruby, fire, Saturday, blood of life, boldness, Christ, courage, hardiness, liberty, passion, patriotism, the planet Mars, sentiment, strength, valor, warmth and zeal. The shield is taken from the shield of the Wisconsin State seal. The motto translates to "Ever Forward or Always Forward."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 April 2011.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per pale Or and Azure three chevronels counterchanged of the field, in dexter chief a horse's head erased Sable detailed Silver Gray within an annulet of the third, a fleur-de-lis in sinister chief of the first detailed of the second, in sinister base a Philippine sun symbol of the first, a scimitar in dexter base bendwise sinister point to nombril Proper, in pale an arrow point up passing through a humet Gules.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Wisconsin Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure, a badger couchant Proper.

Motto

SEMPER PORRO (Ever Forward or Always Forward).

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow is the primary branch color for Cavalry and blue is the primary branch color for Infantry. Yellow represents honor and wisdom while blue is representative of constancy, loyalty, and truth; all attributes of those who serve in the Regiment. The chevronels represent the three most recent overseas conflicts the unit served in (World War I, World War II and the Iraq War). The horse's head within the annulet is from the Light Horse Squadron, First Wisconsin Cavalry organized in Milwaukee in 1880. The fleur-de-lis signifies World War I combat operations in France. The Philippine sun represents World War II combat operations in the Pacific. The scimitar symbolizes participation in the Iraq War. The red arrow is taken from the insignia of the 32d Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Red signifies courage, strength, and valor.

Crest

The crest is that of the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 21 April 2011.





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