Category:103rd Armored Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Gules, a crocodile statant in pale, head to chief holding between its jaws a fish fesswise Or.
  • Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure, a lion rampant guardant Proper holding in dexter paw a naked scimitar of the first, hilted Or and in sinister an escutcheon of the first on a fess Sable three plates.
  • Motto: EXPEDITE (With Dispatch)

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The armored shell of the voracious man-eater, cracking the scales of the fish is an allegorical allusion to the destructive power of the organization and its skill in snaring the wary enemy.
  2. The motto, Expedite (With Dispatch), emphasizes the speed of the operation, while the idea of power and destruction is shown in the shield.
  • Crest: The crest is that of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved for the 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Light (Towed) on [[11 September 1942.
  2. It was redesignated for the 628th Tank Battalion and amended to add the Pennsylvania National Guard crest on 1947-07-14.
  3. It was redesignated for the 628th Tank Battalion (Medium), Pennsylvania National Guard on 1954-03-01.
  4. The insignia was redesignated for the 103rd Armor Regiment, Pennsylvania Army National Guard on 1961-08-14.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 7/32 inches (3.10 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a crocodile statant in pale, head to chief holding between its jaws a fish fesswise Or. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed “EXPEDITE” in Gold letters.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The armored shell of the voracious man-eater, cracking the scales of the fish is an allegorical allusion to the destructive power of the organization and its skill in snaring the wary enemy.
  2. The motto, Expedite (With Dispatch), emphasizes the speed of the operation, while the idea of power and destruction is shown in the shield.

Background[edit]

  1. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Light (Towed) on 1942-09-11.
  2. It was redesignated for the 628th Tank Battalion on 1954-03-01.
  3. The insignia was redesignated for the 103rd Armor Regiment, Pennsylvania Army National Guard on 1961-08-14.

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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