307TH 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, upon a cross Gules a mullet of the field. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Red scroll turned Gold inscribed ‘PERSEVERANDUM” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The cross, taken from the colonial seal and arms of the Merchants of Virginia, is indicative of Virginia, to which state the 307th Cavalry is allocated, and is red to represent Field Artillery service during World War I. The star symbolizes service in Texas. The motto translates to “Persevering” and is based on the word “Perseverando” (By Persevering) which appears upon the reverse side of the Great Seal of Virginia.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 January 1927. It was rescinded on 17 February 1959.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, upon a cross Gules a mullet of the field.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserves: 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

PERSEVERANDUM (Persevering).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The cross, taken from the colonial seal and arms of the Merchants of Virginia, is indicative of Virginia, to which state the 307th Cavalry is allocated, and is red to represent Field Artillery service during World War I. The star symbolizes service in Texas.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 12 January 1927. It was rescinded on 17 February 1959.





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