11th Cavalry Regiment, US Army

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11TH CAVALRY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 11th Cavalry Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

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.

Origin/meaning

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.

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Literature: Armor-Cavalry Historical Services Division Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army.