174TH ARMOR 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 fess Gules and Azure a fess bretessed between in base a WAKE knot throughout and in chief a decrescent and an estoile of five points all Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "STRONG IN SPIRIT" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The yellow fess and its crenellations suggest an armored vehicle tread mark, alluding to the unit's present day function as Armor. The blue in base is for Infantry and refers to the Battalion's participation in the Civil War. The knot itself alludes to the preservation of the Union and the four extended ends the number of campaigns in which the Battalion served. The red section of the shield refers to the Battalion's service as Artillery in World War II. The crescent refers to the Tunisian Campaign while the star's five points denote five honors earned on the continent of Europe.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 8 February 1968.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Gules and Azure a fess bretessed between in base a WAKE knot throughout and in chief a decrescent and an estoile of five points all Or.

Crest

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

Motto

STRONG IN SPIRIT.

Symbolism

Shield

The yellow fess and its crenellations suggest an armored vehicle tread mark, alluding to the unit's present day function as Armor. The blue in base is for Infantry and refers to the Battalion's participation in the Civil War. The knot itself alludes to the preservation of the Union and the four extended ends the number of campaigns in which the Battalion served. The red section of the shield refers to the Battalion's service as Artillery in World War II. The crescent refers to the Tunisian Campaign while the star's five points denote five honors earned on the continent of Europe.

Crest

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

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 10 October 1967.





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