115th Field Artillery Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard

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115TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, TENNESSEE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 115th Field Artillery Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Arms of 115th Field Artillery Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Per chevron Or and Gules, on a pale counterchanged between in chief two fleurs-de-lis of the second a castle in base Azure.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Tennessee Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules upon a mount Vert a hickory tree charged with three mullets one and two Argent.
Motto: Ever on call.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94cm) in height overall consisting of the shield and motto of the coat of arms.

Origin/meaning

A chevron symbolizes support, the chief mission of Artillery and the pale signifies strength; together they indicate "support with strength". The red division of the shield represents the batteries of the Battalion and alludes to "fire power". The yellow divisions symbolize the three periods of combat services of the unit. The castle from the Spanish flag represents Manila and is for the Philippine Insurrection. The Infantry color, blue, is used to denote the unit was originally constituted as Infantry and served as such in the campaign. Blue and red are the colors of the Philippine Insurrection ribbon. The two fleurs-de-lis represent service in Europe during World War I and World War II and are red to indicate Artillery.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 115th Field Artillery Battalion, Tennessee National Guard on 27 Dec 1951. It was redesignated for the 115th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Tennessee National Guard on 30 Jun 1955. On 13 Oct 1960 it was redesignated for the 115th Artillery, Tennessee National Guard. The insignia was redesignated for the 115th Field Artillery, Tennessee Army National Guard on 28 Jul 1972. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 115th Field Artillery Battalion, Tennessee National Guard on 27 Dec 1951. It was redesignated for the 115th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Tennessee National Guard on 30 Jun 1955. On 13 Oct 1960 it was redesignated for the 115th Artillery, Tennessee National Guard. The insignia was redesignated for the 115th Field Artillery, Tennessee Army National Guard on 28 Jul 1972.


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