Category:131st Cavalry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Or, a Polynesian war club bendwise Vert, garnished of the field interlaced with an annulet Sable.
  • Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Alabama Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Vert a slip of cotton plant with full bursting boll, Proper.
  • Motto:Aegis TAUGHT TO LEAD.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The colors yellow and green are those of armored organizations, the original designation of the unit.
  2. The black annulet represents a link of chain mail and is symbolic of Armor. It may also be taken as the letter "O" standing for "Ozark," the location where the unit was organized.
  3. The war club interlaced with the annulet represents World War II combat service in the Central Pacific.
  • Crest: The crest is that of the Alabama Army National Guard.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved for the 131st Tank Battalion, Alabama National Guard on 1951-08-29.
  2. It was redesignated for the 131st Armor Regiment, Alabama Army National Guard on 1960-12-13.
  3. The insignia was redesignated effective 2008-09-01, for the 131st Cavalry Regiment with the symbolism updated.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  1. A Gold color metal and enamel device 1⅛ inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a Polynesian war club bendwise Vert, garnished of the field interlaced with an annulet Sable.
  2. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "TAUGHT TO LEAD" in Black letters.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The colors yellow and green are those of armored organizations, the original designation of the unit.
  2. The black annulet represents a link of chain mail and is symbolic of Armor. It may also be taken as the letter "O" standing for "Ozark," the location where the unit was organized.
  3. The war club interlaced with the annulet represents World War II combat service in the Central Pacific

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved for the 131st Tank Battalion, Alabama National Guard on 1951-08-29.
  2. It was redesignated for the 131st Armor Regiment, Alabama Army National Guard on 1960-12-13.
  3. The insignia was redesignated effective 2008-09-01, for the 131st Cavalry Regiment with the symbolism updated.

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.
      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. 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.

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