322D CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in diameter blazoned as follows: Or, a Sioux warrior in war bonnet brandishing a spear in dexter hand and mounted on an Indian pony courant all Proper. Attached below the disc a Gold scroll inscribed “AUDACTER ET STRENUE” in Black letters.

Symbolism
Yellow is the color used for Cavalry. The Sioux warrior alludes to the regimental area, formerly “Sioux Country.” The motto translates to “Strongly and Boldly.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 322d Regiment Cavalry on 4 January 1939. It was redesignated for the 322d Cavalry Regiment and amended to change the symbolism on 12 March 1971.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, a Sioux warrior in war bonnet brandishing a spear in dexter hand and mounted on an Indian pony courant all Proper.

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

AUDACTER ET STRENUE (Strongly and Boldly).

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow is the color used for Cavalry. The Sioux warrior alludes to the regimental area, formerly “Sioux Country.''

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 322d Regiment Cavalry on 14 January 1925. It was redesignated for the 322d Cavalry Regiment and amended to change the symbolism on 12 March 1971.





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