174TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

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 blazoned: Per bend Gules and barry wavy of eight Or and of the first, in chief a pineapple of the second. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Black scroll inscribed “CAVEAT OPPUGNATOR” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Red and yellow are the colors used for Artillery. The pineapple is used to show service in Hawaii. The barry wavy symbolizes the Pacific Ocean and also represents service in the Western Pacific during World War II. The motto translates to “Let The Oppressor (Hostile One) Beware.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 180th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 21 May 1952. It was redesignated for the 174th Artillery Regiment on 6 January 1961. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 16 June 1969. The insignia was redesignated for the 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment on 9 February 1973.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per bend Gules and barry wavy of eight Or and of the first, in chief a pineapple of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Ohio Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a sheaf of seventeen arrows Argent bound by a sprig of buckeye (Aesculus glabra) fructed Proper (two leaves with bursting burr).

Motto

CAVEAT OPPUGNATOR (Let the Oppressor (Hostile One) Beware).

Symbolism

Shield

Red and yellow are the colors used for Artillery. The pineapple is used to show service in Hawaii. The barry wavy symbolizes the Pacific Ocean and also represents service in the Western Pacific during World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the Ohio Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 180th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 21 May 1952. It was redesignated for the 174th Artillery Regiment on 6 January 1961. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 16 June 1969. The insignia was redesignated for the 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment on 9 February 1973.





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