324TH 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 blazoned: Azure, within a diminished bordure a dexter hand bendwise clench with forefinger wrapped over the thumb Or. Attached above the device a Gold scroll inscribed “MAH-BE-AH” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The diminished bordure and the clenched hand are in yellow – the Cavalry color. The hand is taken from the Indian sign language and symbolizes defiance. The motto is in the Shoshone language and translates to “We Defy.” The Shoshone Indians were common to the area to which the 324th Cavalry is allocated.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 April 1929. It was rescinded on 26 February 1959.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Azure, within a diminished bordure a dexter hand bendwise clench with forefinger wrapped over the thumb Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, 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

MAH-BE-AH (We Defy).

Symbolism

Shield

The diminished bordure and the clenched hand are in yellow – the Cavalry color. The hand is taken from the Indian sign language and symbolizes defiance. The motto is in the Shoshone language. The Shoshone Indians were common to the area to which the 324th Cavalry is allocated.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 16 April 1929. It was rescinded on 26 February 1959.





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