252D 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 width consisting of a red embattled arrowhead charged with a gold fleur-de-lis flanked and surmounted on either side by a pierced green mullet. The device is supported by a tri-segmented gold scroll inscribed "READY" "POISED" "DECISIVE" in black letters.

Symbolism
The pierced green mullets (simulating spur rowels) surmounting a gold fleur-de-lis represent service in Europe during World War II. The red embattled arrowhead simulates the spirit of the unit and is symbolic of the motto "Ready, Poised and Decisive." The red and green together refer to the decorations of the French Croix-de-Guerre and the Belgian Fourragere awarded to elements of the Regiment.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 November 1966. It was amended to change the symbolism on 29 January 1970.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a fleur-de-lis Gules between in chief two mullets Vert pierced of the field.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the North Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Vert, a hornet's nest handing from a bough beset with 13 hornets all Proper.

Motto

READY, POISED, DECISIVE.

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow is the color used to denote Armor and the pierced mullets simulate spur rowels and refer to service in World War II. The fleur-de-lis alludes to France and Italy and represents the World War II campaigns in those countries. The colors red and green refer to the decorations of the French Croix-de-Guerre and the Belgian Fourragere awarded to elements of the Regiment.

Crest

The crest is that of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 7 July 1966. It was amended to change the symbolism on 29 January 1970.





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