245 Artillery Regiment
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a Blue belt inscribed “PRO PATRIA ARMAMUS” and with two mullets to sinister base, all Gold, its field Red bearing a shield blazoned: Gules, a chevron Silver Gray fimbriated Or between in chief the corps badge of the Seventh Army Corps of the Civil War (a crescent holding a mullet within its horns both reversed) and a Roman sword point down and in base a fleur-de-lis between two rounds of fixed ammunition all of the third.

Symbolism
The gray and gold chevron typifies the colors of the original uniform of the Regiment worn by it fifty years. The blue represents the service of the Regiment as Infantry in the Civil War and the War with Spain. The red represents the service of the Regiment as Artillery in France during World War I when the Regiment was divided into two organizations: the 59th and 70th Artillery, as symbolized by the two projectiles. The motto translates to “We Arm For Our Country.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 245th Coast Artillery Regiment on 9 July 1925. It was redesignated for the 245th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 12 September 1951. The insignia was redesignated for the 245th Artillery Regiment on 22 March 1962. It was rescinded on 8 July 1976.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Azure and Gules, a chevron Gray fimbriated Or between in chief the corps badge of the Seventh Army Corps of the Civil War (a crescent holding a star within its horns both reversed) and a Roman sword point down both of the last and in base a fleur-de-lis Argent between two rounds of fixed ammunition of the fourth.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New York Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, the full-rigged ship “Half Moon” all Proper.

Motto

PRO PATRIA ARMAMUS (We Arm For Our Country).

Symbolism

Shield

The gray and gold chevron typifies the colors of the original uniform of the Regiment worn by it fifty years. The upper portion of the shield represents the service of the Regiment as Infantry in the Civil War and the War with Spain. The lower portion of the shield represents the service of the Regiment as Artillery in France during World War I when the Regiment was divided into two organizations: the 59th and 70th Artillery, as symbolized by the two projectiles.

Crest

The crest is that of the New York Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 245th Coast Artillery Regiment on 15 January 1925. It was redesignated for the 245th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 12 September 1951. The insignia was redesignated for the 245th Artillery Regiment on 22 March 1962. It was rescinded on 8 July 1976.





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