246TH 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: Vert, issuant from sinister fess a dexter spiked gauntlet Or grasping a flash bendwise Gules that part over the first fimbriated of the second. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "MAILED THUNDER" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The gauntlet is yellow for Armor and green - the color associated with Armor - is used for the background. The spiked gauntlet connotes the protective strength of the tank armor; the red flash symbolizes the effective striking power of the tank guns.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 246th Tank Battalion on 4 June 1952. It was amended to add the motto on 19 December 1956. The insignia was redesignated for the 246th Armor Regiment on 2 September 1960.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Vert, issuant from sinister fess a dexter spiked gauntlet Or grasping a flash bendwise Gules that part over the first fimbriated of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Michigan Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Vert, a griffin segreant Or.

Motto

MAILED THUNDER.

Symbolism

Shield

The gauntlet is yellow for Armor and green - the color associated with Armor - is used for the background. The spiked gauntlet connotes the protective strength of the tank armor; the red flash symbolizes the effective striking power of the tank guns.

Crest

The crest is that of the Michigan Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 246th tank Battalion on 4 June 1952. It was amended to add a motto on 19 December 1956. It was redesignated for the 246th Armor Regiment on 2 September 1960.





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