312TH 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: Or, a bend Vert, overall an Indian on horseback affronté brandishing a carbine in dexter hand, head of Indian and bay horse facing dexter, all Proper, with in a diminished bordure Gules. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “OMNIA VIRTUTE” in Red letters.

Symbolism
The shield is yellow, the Cavalry Color; the green fess represents New Mexico, the Indian on horseback Oklahoma and Arizona-the allocation of the Regiment. The red diminished bordure indicates that the unit served as Field Artillery. The motto translates to “All By Valor.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 November 1925.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, a bend Vert, overall an Indian on horseback affronté brandishing a carbine in dexter hand, head of Indian and bay horse facing dexter, all Proper, with in a diminished bordure Gules.

Crest

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

OMNIA VIRTUTE (All By Valor).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is yellow, the Cavalry Color; the green fess represents New Mexico, the Indian on horseback Oklahoma and Arizona-the allocation of the Regiment. The red diminished bordure indicates that the unit served as Field Artillery.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 18 August 1925.





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