311TH 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: Gules, in chief a sunflower Or and in base a mullet of the second, within a bordure of the like. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “SIEMPRE ADELANTE” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is bordered yellow for Cavalry; the red indicates that it has served as Field Artillery, the border indicating it is again Cavalry. The sunflower signifies the birthplace of the Regiment, Kansas, and the star that the Regiment is allocated to Texas. The motto translates to “Always Forward.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 September 1925. It was rescinded on 2 February 1959.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, in chief a sunflower Or and in base a mullet of the second, within a bordure of the like (Or).

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

SIEMPRE ADELANTE (Always Forward).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is bordered yellow for Cavalry; the red indicates that it has served as Field Artillery, the border indicating it is again Cavalry. The sunflower signifies the birthplace of the Regiment, Kansas, and the star that the Regiment is allocated to Texas.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 15 July 1925. It was rescinded on 2 February 1959.





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