Category:016th Cavalry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Or a bordure Vert, on a chevron Azure 16 mullets pierced of the field; on a canton embattled (for the 6th Cavalry) Vert (for the 3d Cavalry) a staff erect attached thereto a standard flotant Or charged with a horseshoe, heels upward encircling the Arabic numeral "14" Sable (for the 14th Cavalry).
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors a rattlesnake coiled to strike Proper.
  • Motto:Aegis STRIKE HARD.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The regiment was constituted in 1916 and organized with personnel from the 3d, 6th and 14th Cavalry which are shown on the canton.
  2. Green was the color of the facings of the Mounted Rifles, now the 3d Cavalry; the embattled partition line commemorates the first engagement of the 6th Cavalry when it assaulted artillery in earthworks at Williamsburg in 1862.
  3. The shield is yellow (Or), the Cavalry color; the blue chevron is for the old blue uniform, the 16 mullets (spur rowels) indicating both the numerical designation as well as mounted service.
  4. The green border and the rattlesnake crest symbolize the birth and subsequent service of the organization on the Mexican Border.
  5. The motto has a direct reference to the crest.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved for the 16th Cavalry Regiment on 1924-02-12.
  2. It was redesignated for the 16th Cavalry Regiment (Mechanized) on 1942-08-22.
  3. It was redesignated for the 16th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized, on 1944-04-05.
  4. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 16th Cavalry Regiment on 1958-10-28.
  5. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 1960-06-23.
  6. It was redesignated for the 16th Armor Regiment on 1968-08-22.
  7. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 16th Cavalry Regiment on 1970-05-12.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  1. A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or a bordure Vert, on a chevron Azure 16 mullets pierced of the field; on a canton embattled (for the 6th Cavalry) Vert (for the 3d Cavalry) a staff erect attached thereto a standard flotant Or charged with a horseshoe, heels upward encircling the Arabic numeral "14" Sable (for the 14th Cavalry).
  2. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "STRIKE HARD" in Black letters.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The regiment was constituted in 1916 and organized with personnel from the 3d, 6th and 14th Cavalry which are shown on the canton.
  2. Green was the color of the facings of the Mounted Rifles, now the 3d Cavalry; the embattled partition line commemorates the first engagement of the 6th Cavalry when it assaulted artillery in earthworks at Williamsburg in 1862.
  3. The shield is yellow (Or), the Cavalry color; the blue chevron is for the old blue uniform, the 16 mullets (spur rowels) indicating both the numerical designation as well as mounted service.
  4. The green border and the rattlesnake crest symbolize the birth and subsequent service of the organization on the Mexican Border.
  5. The motto has a direct reference to the crest.

Background[edit]

  1. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 16th Cavalry Regiment on 1958-10-28.
  2. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 1960-06-28.
  3. It was redesignated for the 16th Armor Regiment on 1968-08-22.
  4. The insignia was redesignated for the 16th Cavalry Regiment on 1970-05-12.

Flag[edit]

Description[edit]

  1. Size:
    1. Hoist: Three Feet.
    2. Fly: Four Feet.
  2. Organizational colors:
    1. Background: Yellow
    2. Fringe: Yellow.
    3. Letters and Numbers: Scarlet
    4. Scrolls: Scarlet
    5. Arms:
      1. The flag has a solid background with an embroidered American eagle displayed centered thereon, in Proper Colors.
      2. In its right talon the eagle holds an olive branch; in its left talon, a bundle of 13 arrows, all in proper colors.
      3. Its beak grasps a scroll inscribed with the unit motto.
      4. Below the eagle is a scroll inscribed with the designation of the organization.
      5. On the eagle’s breast is embroidered the shield of the coat of arms and the crest is above the eagle’s head.

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