316TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A bezant voided Azure winged inverted fesswise with then bolts of lightning rayonné Or on and within an annulet of the second, on lower half of annulet the motto “PATA CONCITA FULMNT NATI” of the third.

Symbolism
The charge and motto are taken from the Tallmadge’s Dragoons flag. The Tallmadge Dragoons was a well known organization of Connecticut, commanded by Major Tallmadge during the Revolutionary War period.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 March 1927.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Azure, a bezant voided of the field winged inverted fesswise with ten bolts of lightning rayonné 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 statute of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

PATA CONCITA FULMNT NATI (The Fatherland Having Been Aroused, Its Sons Thunder Forth).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue, conforming to the color of one of the Tallmadge’s Dragoons flags. The charge and the motto are also taken from the same flag. The Tallmadge Dragoons was a well known organization of Connecticut, commanded by Major Tallmadge during the Revolutionary War period.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 11 March 1927.





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