562D AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a pile bendwise Or, a dragon passant counterchanged pierced by an arrow bend sinisterwise Sable. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed ‘TUEBOR” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The red field indicates Artillery. The pile represents the searchlight beam playing on the enemy in the sky, symbolized by the dragon. The black arrow signifies the gun and machine gun fire from the ground. The motto translates to “I Will Defend.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 917th Coast Artillery Regiment on 7 August 1935. It was redesignated for the 70th Coast Artillery (AA) Regiment on 19 January 1940. It was redesignated for the 70th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 15 April 1946. The insignia was redesignated for the 562d Artillery Regiment on 11 December 1958. It was redesignated for the 562d Air Defense Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, a pile bendwise Or, a dragon passant counterchanged pierced by an arrow bend sinisterwise Sable.

Crest

None.

Motto

TUEBOR (I Will Defend).


Symbolism

Shield

The red field indicates Artillery. The pile represents the searchlight beam playing on the enemy in the sky, symbolized by the dragon. The black arrow signifies the gun and machine gun fire from the ground.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 917th Coast Artillery Regiment on 7 August 1935. It was amended to add a symbolism on 7 October 1935. It was redesignated for the 70th Coast Artillery (AA) Regiment on 19 January 1940. It was redesignated for the 70th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 15 April 1946. The insignia was redesignated for the 562d Artillery Regiment on 11 December 1958. It was redesignated for the 562d Air Defense Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.





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