184 Artillery Regiment
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield rounded at the bottom blazoned as follows: Per fess rompu abased Or and Gules, on a pile with point in break of fess Azure (Light Blue) between three fleurs-de-lis of the first a pellet bearing a World War I French trench helmet of the third both fimbriated Gold in base a bar wavy of the last voided Sable. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “HONOR COURAGE VIGILANCE” in Black letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet is used with gold for Artillery; the blue refers to the Infantry percentage of the unit which is descended from the old 8th Infantry. The broken horizontal line represents the 370th Infantry of the 93d Division which broke the Line. The black disc charged with the blue helmet is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 93d Division. The gold fleurs-de-lis on the blue background are taken from the arms of the province of Ile-de-France where the Regiment served in World War I Oise-Aisne action. The two gold wavy bands stand for the unit’s two World War II honors for service in the Rhineland and Central Europe. The wavy line represents water and refers to the Rhine River.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 December 1962. It was rescinded on 18 December 1974.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Per fess rompu abased Or and Gules, on a pile with point in break of fess Azure (Light Blue) between three fleurs-de-lis of the first a pellet bearing a World War I French trench helmet of the third both fimbriated Gold in base a bar wavy of the last voided Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Illinois Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, upon a grassy field the blockhouse of old Fort Dearborn Proper.

Motto

HONOR, COURAGE, VIGILANCE.

Symbolism

Shield

Scarlet is used with gold for Artillery; the blue refers to the Infantry percentage of the unit which is descended from the old 8th Infantry. The broken horizontal line represents the 370th Infantry of the 93d Division which broke the Line. The black disc charged with the blue helmet is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 93d Division. The gold fleurs-de-lis on the blue background are taken from the arms of the province of Ile-de-France where the Regiment served in World War I Oise-Aisne action. The two gold wavy bands stand for the unit’s two World War II honors for service in the Rhineland and Central Europe. The wavy line represents water and refers to the Rhine River.

Crest

The crest is that of the Illinois Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 21 December 1962. It was rescinded on 18 December 1974.





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