64th Armor Regiment, US Army

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Coat of arms (crest) of the 64th Armor Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Argent the head of a fighting African elephant sable, tusks proper.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors argent and sable mounted on a trophy base charged with
a Korean taeguk two elephant turks proper supporting a Catherine wheel gules charged on the hub with a bezant,
all in front of a mount of three peaks vert.
Motto: We Pierce


The Elephant's Head symbolises the heavy assault of armour, echoing the Battle Elephants of ancient times. The Catherine wheel symbolises the tracked vehicle, the eight spokes symbolises the eight battle honours for the Korean War. Award of the Bravery Gold Medal of Grecce is indicated by the Bezant. The Tusk Trophy with the Taeguk symbolises the Two Korean Presidental Citations awarded. The Three peaks symbolises the North Apennines Campaign during World War II and the Valley between the Tusks - the Po Valley Campaign.

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Literature: Army Lineage Series Armor-Cavalry Part I Regular Army and Army Reserve.