134TH TANK BATTALION
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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 tilting spear in bend Vert, between a horse’s head couped and a gauntlet of the like. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold tripartite scroll inscribed “BY ARMS AND COURAGE” in Green letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors for Armor. The horse’s head and lance symbolize Cavalry and medieval Armor respectively. The gauntlet symbolizes the shock action of Armor and its ability to deliver a decisive blow.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 111th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 22 May 1952. It was redesignated for the 134th Tank Battalion on 2 December 1954. The insignia was rescinded on 16 June 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, a tilting spear in bend Vert, between a horse’s head couped and a gauntlet of the like.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Vert, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

BY ARMS AND COURAGE.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors for Armor. The horse’s head and lance symbolize Cavalry and medieval Armor respectively. The gauntlet symbolizes the shock action of Armor and its ability to deliver a decisive blow.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 111th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 22 May 1952. It was redesignated for the 134th Tank Battalion on 2 December 1954. The insignia was rescinded on 16 June 1961.





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