313TH 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 fess Gules and Or, a mullet counterchanged of the field within a bordure similarly divided of the second and Vert. Attached below the shield a Red scroll turned Gold inscribed “WE ALSO SERVE” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The colors of the shield indicate the history of the Regiment as Cavalry, Artillery and again Cavalry. The Lone Star suggests the State in which the 313th was organized and the green and yellow border the service along the southwestern border.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 August 1927. It was rescinded on 2 February 1959.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per fess Gules and Or, a mullet counterchanged of the field within a bordure similarly divided of the second and Vert.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the 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

WE ALSO SERVE.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors of the shield indicate the history of the Regiment as Cavalry, Artillery and again Cavalry. The Lone Star suggests the State in which the 313th was organized and the green and yellow border the service along the southwestern border.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 12 October 1925. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 8 April 1927. The insignia was rescinded on 2 February 1959.





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