323D 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: Or, a mission bell Sable. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “PRIMERO” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The mission bell represents the famous mission bells of California, to which state the headquarters of the regiment is allocated. The motto translates to “First.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 April 1928.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, a mission bell Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Or and Sable, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stand on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

PRIMERO (First).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The mission bell represents the famous mission bells of California, to which state the headquarters of the regiment is allocated.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 23 April 1928.





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