38th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army
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38TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Gules, three pallets accosted by eight shells Or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules the peak of Mt. Rainier Proper charged with a mullet Gules.
Motto: STEEL BEHIND THE ROCK.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.
The shield is red for Artillery. The three pallets and eight shells indicate the numerical designation and character of the organization. Crest: The peak of Mt. Rainier and the lone star appearing on the crest refer respectively to the locations where the organization was organized and reactivated.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 38th Field Artillery Battalion on 8 July 1941. They was redesignated for the 38th Artillery Regiment on 24 October 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 38th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.
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Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Inforamtion from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.