192D CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Gules and Argent, a plate and a mounted knight Proper. Attached below the shield a Black bipartite scroll inscribed “CABALLERIA AL FRENTE” in Silver.

Symbolism
Scarlet and white are traditionally associated with Cavalry. The white disc alludes to Troop E, organized as an element of the 92d Infantry Brigade, and its location in Puerto Rico, commonly known as the “Pearl of the Caribbean.” The Spanish heritage of Cavalry in Puerto Rico is recalled by the medieval knight on horseback who emphasizes traditional and current values of honor and loyalty. The attack stance of the war-horse symbolizes the readiness characteristic of this organization. The black horse symbolizes the role of security and light reconnaissance within the unit’s area of operation. The motto translates to “Scouts Forward.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 February 1997.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per bend Gules and Argent, a plate and a mounted knight Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Gules, upon a closed book Gules with pages edged Or a paschal lamb couchant with staff and banner of San Juan (Gules a cross Argent) all Proper.

Motto

CABALLERIA AL FRENTE (Scouts Forward).

Symbolism

Shield

Scarlet and white are traditionally associated with Cavalry. The white disc alludes to Troop E, organized as an element of the 92d Infantry Brigade, and its location in Puerto Rico, commonly known as the “Pearl of the Caribbean.” The Spanish heritage of Cavalry in Puerto Rico is recalled by the medieval knight on horseback who emphasizes traditional and current values of honor and loyalty. The attack stance of the war-horse symbolizes the readiness characteristic of this organization. The black horse symbolizes the role of security and light reconnaissance within the unit’s area of operation.

Crest

The crest is that of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 24 February 1997.





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