Category:66th Armored Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Tierced in pairle reversed Gules, Azure and Or; in chief a label of three points Argent. On dexter side an inescutcheon of the second fimbriated, semé-de-lis, overall a saltire all of the last.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the three colors a wyvern without wings sinister couchant reguardant Argent, grasping in its dexter claw a pine tree inverted and eradicated Proper. On its neck a label of three points Azure.
  • Motto: SEMPER IN HOSTES.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The coat of arms was originally approved for the 15th Tank Battalion, part of which was in the old 304th Tank Brigade.
  2. Therefore, the shield and crest of the 304th Tank Brigade were used with the label added for difference.
  3. The shield is of the colors of the Tank Corps shoulder sleeve insignia.
  4. The Brigade was organized at Langres, France, in 1918, so the arms of that place are shown on an inescutcheon differenced by a silver border and by changing the cross from red to silver.
  • Crest:
  1. The wyvern is from the original insignia of the French Tank Corps.
  2. The uprooted pine tree commemorates the activities of this Brigade in the Argonne forest during the Meuse-Argonne operations.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved for the 15th Tank Battalion on 1921-07-12.
  2. It was reassigned to the 1st Tank Regiment on 1930-07-10.
  3. It was further reassigned to the 66th Infantry (Light Tanks) on 1932-11-17.
  4. The insignia was redesignated for the 66th Armored Regiment on 1942-04-25.
  5. It was redesignated for the 66th Medium Tank Battalion of 1950-12-27.
  6. The insignia was redesignated for the 66th Armor Regiment on 1958-09-26.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A Gold color metal and enamel device 1⅛ inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Tierced in pairle reversed Gules, Azure and Or; in chief a label of three points Argent. On dexter side an inescutcheon of the second fimbriated, semé-de-lis, overall a saltire all of the third.

Symbolism[edit]

The insignia was originally approved for the 15th Tank Battalion, part of which was in the old 304th Tank Brigade. Therefore, the shield and crest of the 304th Tank Brigade were used with the label added for difference. The shield is of the colors of the Tank Corps shoulder sleeve insignia. The Brigade was organized at Langres, France, in 1918, so the arms of that place are shown on an inescutcheon differenced by a gold border and by changing the cross from red to gold.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved for the 15th Tank Battalion on 1921-07-12.
  2. It was reassigned to the 1st Tank Regiment on 1930-07-10.
  3. It was further reassigned to the 66th Infantry (Light Tanks) on 1932-11-17.
  4. The insignia was redesignated for the 66th Armored Regiment on 1942-04-25.
  5. It was redesignated for the 66th Medium Tank Battalion of 1950-12-27.
  6. The insignia was redesignated for the 66th Armor Regiment on 1958-09-26.

Flag[edit]

  • a.Size:
  1. Hoist: Three Feet.
  2. Fly: Four Feet.
  3. Fringe: 2½”
  • b.Description.
  1. The flag has a solid background with an embroidered American eagle displayed centered thereon. In its right talon the eagle holds an olive branch; in its left talon, a bundle of 13 arrows, all in proper colors. Its beak grasps a scroll inscribed with the unit motto. Below the eagle is a scroll inscribed with the designation of the organization. On the eagle’s breast is embroidered the shield of the coat of arms and the crest is above the eagle’s head, except that Regular Army units with no wartime service are not entitled to a crest. For those organizations with an approved badge in lieu of a coat of arms, the eagle’s breast is feathered and the badge is located above the eagle’s head.
  • c. Organizational colors:
  1. Organization: Armor
  2. Background: Yellow
  3. Fringe: Yellow
  4. Letters and Numbers: Scarlet
  5. Scrolls.
    1. Outline:Scarlet
    2. Background: White

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