240TH CAVALRY 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 chevron pean and Vert, a chevron enhanced Or and in base a serpent entwined with a prickly pear cactus all Gold. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “FIGHT TO DEFEND” in Green letters.

Symbolism
Yellow is a color of historic association with the US Cavalry and the spear-like point of gold is symbolic of the power of the Cavalry forces and the tactics they employ. The field of back with gold ermine spots (pean) and the green with gold cactus and snake are allusions to the former 240th Tank Battalion with which Troop A was associated in the past.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 October 1982.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per chevron pean and Vert, a chevron enhanced Or and in base a serpent entwined with a prickly pear cactus all Gold.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Kentucky Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Sable, within a garland of trumpet vine clasped hands clothed at the wrists all Proper.

Motto

FIGHT TO DEFEND.

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow is a color of historic association with the US Cavalry and the spear-like point of gold is symbolic of the power of the Cavalry forces and the tactics they employ. The field of back with gold ermine spots (pean) and the green with gold cactus and snake are allusions to the former 240th Tank Battalion with which Troop A was associated in the past.

Crest

The crest is that of the Kentucky Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 22 October 1982.





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