187TH 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: Or, on a saltire Azure voided of the field, another Gules, overall a pomme fimbriated of the first charged with two bolos saltirewise of the like. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Green scroll inscribed "SOLE IN MORTE CEDIMUS" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Yellow and green are the colors used for Armor. The red saltire, suggested by the Florida State flag, is taken from the coat of arms of the 124th Infantry Regiment from which the Battalion is descended. The green disk alludes to the islands of the Pacific, the two crossed bolos referring to the unit's two Pacific battle honors of World War II. The blue stripes (blue is the Infantry color) refer to the Distinguished Unit and Philippine Presidential Citations awarded the Battalion while serving as Infantry. The motto translates to "We Yield Only In Death."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 187th tank Battalion on 19 July 1957. It was redesignated for the 187th Armor Regiment on 6 July 1960.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, on a saltire Azure voided of the field, another Gules, overall a pomme fimbriated of the first charged with two bolos saltirewise of the like.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Florida Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, an alligator statant Proper.

Motto

SOLE IN MORTE CEDIMUS (We Yield Only In Death).

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow and green are the colors used for Armor. The red saltire, suggested by the Florida State flag, is taken from the coat of arms of the 124th Infantry Regiment from which the Battalion is descended. The green disk alludes to the islands of the Pacific, the two crossed bolos referring to the unit's two Pacific battle honors of World War II. The blue stripes (blue is the Infantry color) refer to the Distinguished Unit and Philippine Presidential Citations awarded the Battalion while serving as Infantry.

Crest

The crest is that of the Florida Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 187th Tank Battalion on 19 July 1957. It was redesignated for the 187th Armor Regiment on 6 July 1960.





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