304TH 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, a lion salient Sable, in base a mullet Gules. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Black scroll turned Gold inscribed “EL LEON SALTA” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The lion, which is in the act of springing, alludes to the name of the place, “Leon Springs,” and the Lone Star to the State of Texas, where the regiment was organized. The motto translates to “The Lion Springs.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 June 1926. It was rescinded on 17 February 1959.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, a lion salient Sable, in base a mullet Gules.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Or and Sable, 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

EL LEON SALTA (The Lion Springs).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The lion, which is in the act of springing, alludes to the name of the place, “Leon Springs,” and the Lone Star to the State of Texas, where the regiment was organized.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 1 June 1926. It was rescinded on 17 February 1959.





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