52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, US Army
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52ND AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY
Shield: Gules, a bend potenté Or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a locomotive affronté Gules, charged with the numeral “52” Or.
Motto:SEMPER PARATUS (Always Prepared).
The shield is red for Artillery. The gold potenté bend is an adaptation of the cottised bend on the arms of Champagne. The crest alludes to World War I service in France.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 52d Artillery Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps on 9 April 1921. It was redesignated for the 286th Coast Artillery Battalion and amended to delete the crest on 3 August 1944. It was redesignated for the 538th Field Artillery Battalion on 20 November 1944. The insignia was redesignated for the 52d Artillery Regiment and amended to add a crest on 19 December 1958. Effective 1 September 1971, the insignia was redesignated for the 52d Air Defense Artillery Regiment.
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