139th Field Artillery Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard

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Coat of arms (crest) of the 139th Field Artillery Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard

Official blazon

Shield: Gules, a chief embattled Azure and in base two palm trees Proper, on a pile invected throughout Argent a broad arrow point to base of the second.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Indiana Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a demi-lion rampant Argent, holding in dexter paw a laurel branch Vert.
Motto: ARMA PACIS FULCRA" (Arms are the Supporters of Peace).

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.


The embattlements refer to the castle walls of Europe and the organization's World War I service. The invected pile simulates a cyclone, the sobriquet for the 38th Infantry Division to which the unit was assigned. The palms allude to the unit's service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II, with participation in the New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon Campaigns. The arrow denotes the assault landing in Luzon and blue, white and red, refer to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation awarded the unit.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 29 March 1978.

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

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