32nd Field Arillery Regiment, US Army

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32ND FIELD ARILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Arms of 32nd Field Arillery Regiment, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 32nd Field Arillery Regiment, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Gules, a bordure compony Argent and Azure.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules a demi-sun in splendor triparted barwise Or, Tenné and Gules.
Motto: PROUD AMERICANS.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches 3.02 cm) in height consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.

Origin/meaning

The shield is red for Artillery. The bordure is in the colors of the corps distinguishing flag to indicate Corps Artillery. Crest: The crest represents the West Coast, the present assignment of the regiment; and inasmuch as a demi-sun also has the appearance of a rising sun it may also represent the origin of the organization on the East Coast.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 32nd Field Artillery, Regular Army Inactive on 9 July 1937. It was redesignated for the 32nd Field Artillery Battalion on 11 January 1941. It was amended to change the motto on 7 May 1941. It was redesignated for the 32nd Artillery Regiment on 30 April 1958. It was amended to correct the unit designation from Regiment to Battalion on 20 February 1959. It was redesignated for the 32nd Artillery Regiment on 24 July 1959. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 September 1971, for the 32d Field Artillery Regiment. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 32nd Field Artillery, Regular Army Inactive on 9 July 1937. It was redesignated for the 32nd Field Artillery Battalion on 2 January 1941. It was amended to change the motto on 7 May 1941. It was redesignated for the 32nd Artillery Regiment on 30 April 1958. It was amended to correct the description on 18 June 1958. It was amended to correct the unit designation from Regiment to Battalion on 20 February 1959. It was redesignated for the 32nd Artillery Regiment on 24 July 1959. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 September 1971, for the 32d Field Artillery Regiment.


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Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.