129th Field Artillery Regiment, Missouri Army National Guard

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129TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, MISSOURI ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 129th Field Artillery Regiment, Missouri Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 129th Field Artillery Regiment, Missouri Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Per bend Or and Gules, in chief a prickly pear cactus Vert and in base three fleurs-de-lis in bend of the first.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Missouri Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a grizzly bear standing rampant Proper.
Motto: SEND YOUR MISSION.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Or and Gules, in chief a prickly pear cactus Vert and in base three fleurs-de-lis in bend of the first. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed “SEND YOUR MISSION” in Gold letters.

Origin/meaning

The colors red and yellow are for Artillery. The prickly pear cactus is symbolic of the organization’s Mexican Border service. The three fleurs-de-lis represent the three battle honors (Meuse-Argonne, Alsace and Lorraine) awarded the battalion for service during World War I.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 129th Field Artillery Battalion on 28 August 1952. It was redesignated for the 129th Artillery Regiment on 26 October 1961. The insignia was redesignated for the 129th Field Artillery Regiment on 17 July 1972. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 129th Field Artillery Battalion on 28 August 1952. It was redesignated for the 129th Artillery Regiment on 26 October 1961. The insignia was redesignated for the 129th Field Artillery Regiment on 17 July 1972.


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