78th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

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78TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Arms of 78th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 78th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Gules, billetté Or; on a canton of the last voided Sable, a sun in splendor of the second charged with the Arabic number “13” of the third (for the 13th Cavalry). Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a six point mullet Gules charged with the Arabic number “78” Or. Motto: SEMEL ET SIMUL (At Once and Together).

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 13/32 inches (3.57 cm) in height consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.

Origin/meaning

The field is red for Artillery. The gold billets are from the arms of Franche Comté, the canton from the badge of the parent organization. The crest is the divisional shoulder sleeve insignia charged with the number of the regiment.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment on 16 May 1921. It was redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Battalion (Armored) on 2 January 1941. It was redesignated for the 78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 20 April 1954. It was redesignated for the 78th Artillery Regiment on 17 November 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment on 20 April 1928. It was redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Battalion (Armored) on 2 January 1941. It was redesignated for the 78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 20 April 1954. It was redesignated for the 78th Artillery Regiment on 17 November 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.


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