250TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a pale Argent charged with a palm tree, trunk Or and leaved Vert, in dexter fess a tower triple towered and in sinister a fleur-de-lis encircled by a garland of laurel all of the third.

Symbolism
The shield is red for Artillery. The Spanish castle is for the Philippine service in the Spanish War, the palm tree is for service in the Philippine Insurrection and the wreathed fleur-de-lis is for World War I.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 250th Coast Artillery Regiment on 24 March 1925. It was redesignated for the 728th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 9 January 1952. The insignia was redesignated for the 250th Artillery Regiment on 17 March 1961. It was redesignated for the 250th Air Defense Artillery Regiment on 6 July 1972.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a pale Argent charged with a palm tree Proper, in dexter fess a tower triple towered and in sinister a fleur-de-lis encircled by a garland of laurel all Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

Oram Occidentalem Defendimus (We Defend The Western Coast).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is red for Artillery. The Spanish castle is for the Philippine service in the Spanish War, the palm tree is for service in the Philippine Insurrection and the wreathed fleur-de-lis is for World War I.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 250th Coast Artillery Regiment on 24 March 1925. It was redesignated for the 728th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 9 January 1952. The insignia was redesignated for the 250th Artillery Regiment on 17 March 1961. It was redesignated for the 250th Air Defense Artillery Regiment on 6 July 1972.





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