183D CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a saltire Gules fimbriated Argent intertwined with a chevron inverted Argent (Gray), in chief a dogwood blossom Argent, seeded Or fimbriated Sable. Attached below a Red scroll doubled silver and inscribed "DEATH TO TYRANTS" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The service of the former organization, the 183d Infantry, is indicated by the colors blue and white which represent Infantry. Blue and gray indicate the unit's long association with the 29th Infantry Division and also allude to the unit's Civil War service. The red and white St. Andrews Cross recalls service in the War of 1812. The chevron, of a type worn in earlier times, reflects the significance of the traditional role of the citizen soldier in maintaining combat readiness in order to protect the nation. The dogwood, state flower of Virginia, symbolizes the unit's home station.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 183d Infantry Regiment on 10 October 1986. It was redesignated for the 183d Regiment on 5 May 1997. The insignia was redesignated for the 183d Cavalry Regiment on 1 June 2006.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a saltire Gules fimbriated Argent intertwined with a chevron inverted Argent (Gray), in chief a dogwood blossom Argent, seeded Or fimbriated Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Virginia Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure, "Virtus," the genius of the Commonwealth dressed as an Amazon, resting on a spear with one hand and holding a sword in the other; and treading on Tyranny, represented by a man prostrate, a crown falling from his head, a broken chain in his left hand and a scourge in his right all Proper.

Motto

DEATH TO TYRANTS.

Symbolism

Shield

The service of the former organization, the 183d Infantry, is indicated by the colors blue and white which represent Infantry. Blue and gray indicate the unit's long association with the 29th Infantry Division and also allude to the unit's Civil War service. The red and white St. Andrews Cross recalls service in the War of 1812. The chevron, of a type worn in earlier times, reflects the significance of the traditional role of the citizen soldier in maintaining combat readiness in order to protect the nation. The dogwood, state flower of Virginia, symbolizes the unit's home station.

Crest

The crest is that of the Virginia Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 183d Infantry Regiment on 10 October 1986. It was redesignated for the 183d Regiment on 5 May 1997. The insignia was redesignated for the 183d Cavalry Regiment on 1 June 2006.





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