301ST 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 chevron Gules between in chief a grizzly bear statant and in base a beaver rampant both Proper, in dexter chief a mullet of the second. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a tripartite scroll inscribed “FORT ET LOYAL” in Red letters.

Symbolism
The shield is yellow for Cavalry, with the red chevron denoting its service as Artillery. The bear and red star are from the old California flag and the beaver ifs from the old seal of New Netherlands. These indicate the place of birth and the present location, New York, of the Regiment. The motto translates to “Strong and Loyal.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 June 1925.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, a chevron Gules between in chief a grizzly bear statant and in base a beaver rampant both Proper, in dexter chief a mullet of the second.

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 statute of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

FORT ET LOYAL (Strong and Loyal).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is yellow for Cavalry, with the red chevron denoting its service as Artillery. The bear and red star are from the old California flag and the beaver ifs from the old seal of New Netherlands. These indicate the place of birth and the present location, New York, of the Regiment.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 16 June 1924.





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