206th Field Artillery Regiment, Arkansas Army National Guard
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206TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, ARKANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Shield: Per fess Gules and Azure, an escarbuncle Or. Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Arkansas Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules above two sprays of apple blossoms Proper a diamond Argent charged with four mullets Azure, one in upper point and three in lower, within a bordure of the last, bearing twenty-five mullets of the second. Motto: NEVER GIVE UP.
Scarlet and blue were the colors of Machine Gun Battalions during World War I and refer to the service of the 141st Machine Gun Battalion which became a part of the regiment when it was originally organized. The scarlet is also the color used for Artillery. The escarbuncle is taken from the coat of arms of Chaumont, one of the principal towns in the Department of Haute-Marne, France, where the 141st Machine Gun Battalion was stationed during World War I. The Crest is that for Regiments and Separate Battalions of the Arkansas Army National Guard.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 206th Coast Artillery (AA) on 1930-01-14. It was redesignated for the 206th Artillery Regiment on 1970-05-12. The insignia was redesignated for the 206th Field Artillery Regiment on 1972-07-19.
Literature: The Institute of Herladry, US Army