114th Field Artillery Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard

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114TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, MISSISSIPPI ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Coat of arms (crest) of the 114th Field Artillery Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard

Official blazon

Shield: Gules, a dragon’s head erased Or, langued Azure. Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Mississippi Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Or and Gules, a slip of magnolia, full flower, with leaves Proper, behind a trident Sable. Motto: AD SUMMA VIRTUS (Courage To The Last).

Origin/meaning

The shield is red for Artillery. The dragon overcame its adversaries by its fiery breath, therefore, the firing power of the Field Artillery is emphasized by the dragon’s head.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 114th Field Artillery Regiment on 25 September 1936. It was redesignated for the 114th Field Artillery Battalion on 7 September 1949. It was redesignated for the 114th Artillery Regiment on 19 July 1960. The insignia was redesignated for the 114th Field Artillery Regiment on 1 August 1972. The coat of arms was amended to correct the motto on 1 November 2004.


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