60th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, US Army

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60TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 60th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Per fess embattled Sable and Gules fimbriated Or a pile in bend of the third the lower portion obscured by the second tincture, in sinister chief a mullet of the third.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Sable a carabao skull Sable horned Or.
Motto: COELIS IMPERAMUS (We Rule The Heavens).

Origin/meaning

The shield is divided horizontally into two parts, the dividing line being embattled to represent defense. The lower half is red for Artillery; the upper half bears the colors of black and gold, significant of the Orient where the unit had its pioneer service. A searchlight beam pierces the darkness of this portion of the shield signifying the never ending vigilance which this organization exercises in searching for enemy aircraft. The star has a double significance. It is symbolic of the state of Texas, the Lone Star State, where the unit was reorganized after World War I, and its battleground in the heavens. Crest: The carabao horns are symbolic of service in the Philippine Islands where the 60th Battalion, Coast Artillery Corps served.

The Coat of Arms was originally approved for the 60th Coast Artillery Regiment on 21 May 1924. It was redesignated for the 60th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion and amended to correct the description on 16 November 1949. It was redesignated for the 60th Artillery Regiment on 15 December 1958, and for the 60th Air Defense Artillery Regiment on 1 September 1971.



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