82D RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION (OBSOLETE DESIGN)
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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, an armored car Azure. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “AUDACIA CUM PRUDENTIA” in Black letters.

Symbolism
Yellow is the color of the Cavalry arm and the armored car refers to the operations of the Battalion. The motto translates to “Daring With Judgment.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 82d Reconnaissance Battalion on 17 January 1942. It was redesignated for the 82d Armored Reconnaissance Battalion on 23 February 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 82d Reconnaissance Battalion on 30 September 1949. It was cancelled when a new design was approved on 30 November 1954.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, an armored car Azure.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, a griffin passant Proper, collared Or.

Motto

AUDACIA CUM PRUDENTIA (Daring With Judgment).

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow is the color of the Cavalry arm and the armored car refers to the operations of the Battalion.

Crest

The griffin denotes watchfulness and the combative spirit and is symbolically jointed by a collar to higher units.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 82d Reconnaissance Battalion on 5 January 1942. It was redesignated for the 82d Armored Reconnaissance Battalion on 23 February 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 82d Reconnaissance Battalion on 30 September 1949. It was cancelled when a new design was approved on 30 November 1954.





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