224th Field Artillery Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard

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224TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, MARYLAND ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Coat of arms (crest) of the 224th Field Artillery Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard

Official blazon

Shield: Per chevron, Gules and paly of six pieces, Or and Sable, a bend counterchanged, in chief a garland of the second, the dexter half laurel, the sinister oak, within a bordure dovetailed chequey of the first and Argent.
Crest: That for the regiments and battalions of the Maryland Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a cross botonny per cross quarterly Gules and Argent.
Motto: QUERCUS CRESCIT (The Oak Grows).

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Per chevron, Gules and paly of six pieces, Or and Sable, a bend counterchanged, in chief a garland of the second, the dexter half laurel, the sinister oak, within a bordure dovetailed chequey of the first and Argent.


Origin/meaning

The Coat of Arms and Distictive Unit Insignia was approved on 19 August 1942. They was rescinded/cancelled effective 27 July 1960.


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