11th Cavalry Regiment, US Army
11TH CAVALRY REGIMENT, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield : Or within an orle sable in chief two bolos saltirewise
gules hilted azure and in base a cactus proper
Crest : On a wreath of the colors (or and sable) a horse's head erased sable
Motto : Allons.
The Regiment was organized in 1901 and saw service in the Philippines which is indicated by the crossed Bolos. The Cactus symbolizes service along the Mexican Border in 1916. The Horse's Head symbolizes the Cavalry Roots. Literature: Armor-Cavalry Historical Services Division Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army.