238TH 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 consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a winged shell between four electric flashes above a grid issuant from base Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “DEO FAVENTE” in Red letters.

Symbolism
Red and yellow are used for Artillery. Antiaircraft fire power is represented by the winged shell. The grid and electric flashes are symbolic of radar control for automatic weapons. The motto translates to “With God’s Favor.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 138th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion on 1 April 1952. It was rescinded on 11 May 1960. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 238th Cavalry Regiment on 5 August 1963.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, a winged shell between four electric flashes above a grid issuant from base Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Indiana Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a demi-lion rampant Argent, holding in dexter paw a laurel branch Vert.

Motto

DEO FAVENTE (With God’s Favor).

Symbolism

Shield

Red and yellow are used for Artillery. Antiaircraft fire power is represented by the winged shell. The grid and electric flashes are symbolic of radar control for automatic weapons.

Crest

The crest is that of the Indiana Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 138th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion on 1 April 1952. It was rescinded on 11 May 1960. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 238th Cavalry Regiment on 5 August 1963.





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