302D CAVALRY 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, a bendlet Gules between a horse's head erased and a grizzly bear passant Sable. Attached below and to the sides of the bipartite shield a Red scroll turned Gold inscribed "CELER EUNDO CONCURSU FEROX" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The shield is yellow for Cavalry, while the red bendlet indicates the unit served as Artillery. The horse's head is taken from the coat of arms of New Jersey, to which the 302d Cavalry is allocated. The grizzly bear is taken from the coat of arms of California, the birthplace of the Regiment. The motto translates to "Swift in March Bold in Attack."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 302d Regiment Cavalry on 29 July 1926. It was amended to change the description on 15 January 1927. The insignia was redesignated for the 302d Cavalry Regiment on 17 March 1971.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a bendlet Gules between a horse's head erased and a grizzly bear passant Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the United States Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

CELER EUNDO CONCURSU FEROX (Swift in March Bold in Attack).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is yellow for Cavalry, while the red bendlet indicates the unit served as Artillery. The horse's head is taken from the coat of arms of New Jersey, to which the 302d Cavalry is allocated. The grizzly bear is taken from the coat of arms of California, the birthplace of the Regiment.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 302d Regiment Cavalry on 17 November 1925. It was amended to change the blazon on 15 January 1927. The insignia was redesignated for the 302d Cavalry Regiment on 17 March 1971.





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