13th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army
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13TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per bend Gules and Tenné a band Or, on a sinister canton Argent a mullet of the like fimbriated of the first within a fishhook fesswise ring to dexter, barb to base of the first (for the 5th Field Artillery), a broken howitzer Proper.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a dragon rampant of the last.
Motto: Without Fear, Favor or the Hope of Reward.
Scarlet and yellow are the colors used for Field Artillery. The canton with mullet and fishhook refers to the 5th Field Artillery from which the 13th Field Artillery was organized in June 1917. The bend is taken from the arms of Lorraine, where the heaviest fighting of the regiment occurred. The broken howitzer alludes to the Vesle River, where heavy losses were sustained and the two pieces put out of action by direct hits. The dragon commemorates a march from Esnes to Malincourt during the night of September 26-27, 1918, over very difficult terrain and against resistance. The dragon, a mythical animal, typifies the inferno prevailing that night.
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