94th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

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94TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Arms of 94th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 94th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Per chevron Gules and Or, issuant from base a guisarme in pale Proper.
Crest: On a wreath Or and Gules, issuing from four flames of fire Proper, a lion passant guardant Or armed and langued Azure charged on the shoulder with an annulet of the last surmounted by a lightning flash of the second the dexter paw supporting a lance Argent flotant to sinister therefrom a banner the upper third extended to form a streamer of the like bearing an escutcheon parti per pale of the second and third.
Motto: FLEXIBLE.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per chevron Gules and Or, issuant from base a guisarme in pale Proper. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “FLEXIBLE” in Red letters.

Origin/meaning

The shield is divided scarlet and yellow, scarlet being the Artillery color and yellow the color of Artillery guidon markings. The charge shown is known as a guisarme, a weapon used in ancient times to reach the enemy behind the defense. It symbolizes the operations of the organization. The crest commemorates the unit’s combat action in World War II and subsequent service in Germany with the United States Constabulary. The lion is taken from the arms of Normandy where the organization initially contacted the enemy. The four flames of fire refer to the unit’s four decorations. The scarlet and blue shield, taken from the arms of Bastogne, and the white color of the banner, alluding to snow, refers to the organization’s participation in the rescue of Bastogne in heavy snow fall during the Ardennes Campaign. The banner is of a type frequently used in Europe in the Middle Ages. The annulet and lightning flash, simulating the insignia of the United States Constabulary, allude to the unit’s postwar service in Germany.

The Coat of Arms was originally approved for the 94th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 1 August 1942. It was redesignated for the 94th Constabulary Squadron on 3 December 1946. It was redesignated for the 94th Field Artillery Battalion on 9 May 1949. The insignia was redesignated for the 94th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 5 October 1955. It was redesignated for the 94th Artillery Regiment on 24 June 1963. It was amended to add a crest on 12 March 1965. Effective 1 September 1971, the insignia was redesignated for the 94th Field Artillery Regiment. It was amended to correct the blazon of the crest on 15 September 2004. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 94th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 1 August 1942. It was redesignated for the 94th Constabulary Squadron on 4 December 1946. It was redesignated for the 94th Field Artillery Battalion on 9 May 1949. The insignia was redesignated for the 94th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 5 October 1955. It was redesignated for the 94th Artillery Regiment on 24 June 1963. Effective 1 September 1971, the insignia was redesignated for the 94th Field Artillery Regiment.


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