308TH 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: Or, three closets Gules in chief a bear passant Sable. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Red scroll inscribed “NUNQUAM NON PARATUS” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The three red bars represent the three Artillery units which constituted the 308th Cavalry during World War I; the black bear is taken from the seal of the State of California, where the Regiment was originally organized. The motto translates to “Never Unprepared.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 March 1926. It was rescinded on 17 February 1959.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, three closets Gules in chief a bear passant Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the U.S. Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

NUNQUAM NON PARATUS (Never Unprepared).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The three red bars represent the three Artillery units which constituted the 308th Cavalry during World War I; the black bear is taken from the seal of the State of California, where the Regiment was originally organized.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 9 July 1925. It was rescinded on 17 February 1959.





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