203D ENGINEER BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A houn' dawg statant Proper on a gold ribbon scroll bearing the motto "DON'T KICK OUR DOG" in red. The insignia is made in pairs.

Symbolism
The 203d Coast Artillery Regiment was known as "The Houn' Dawg Regiment."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 203d Coast Artillery Regiment on 12 January 1925. It was amended to have the insignia manufactured in pairs on 18 December 1926. The insignia was redesignated for the 203d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion on 10 October 1950. It was redesignated for the 203d Armor Regiment on 26 October 1961. It was authorized for the 203d Engineer Battalion on 14 January 1969.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a houn' dawg statant Or, on a chief Vert a pale of the second (Or) charged with an oak tree eradicated Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Missouri Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a grizzly bear standing rampant Proper.

Motto

DON'T KICK OUR DOG.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is red for Artillery, charged with the indispensable companion of the Regiment, the Regiment having been for years known as "The Houn' Dawg Regiment." The green chief represents the Mexican Border service, the yellow pale the Spanish War service and the oak tree the Argonne Forest, the Meuse-Argonne of World War I.

Crest

The crest is that of the Missouri Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 203d Coast Artillery Regiment on 13 January 1925. It was redesignated for the 203d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion on 6 October 1950. The insignia was redesignated for the 203d Armor Regiment on 26 October 1961. It was authorized for the 203d Engineer Battalion on 14 January 1969.





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