178th Field Artillery Regiment, South Carolina Army National Guard

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178TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, SOUTH CAROLINA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 178th Field Artillery Regiment, South Carolina Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 178th Field Artillery Regiment, South Carolina Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Gules, a fox courant Proper gorged with a collar Or.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the South Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath Or and Gules, upon a mount Vert a palmetto tree Proper charged with a crescent Argent.
Motto: TRUE AND TRIED.

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: Gules, a fox courant Proper gorged with a collar Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Red scroll inscribed “TRUE AND TRIED” in Gold letters.

Origin/meaning

The shield is red for Artillery. The term “Fox” has been employed by the regiment in its field communications for some years and is symbolic of the pride in the regiment’s ability to move long distances on schedule.

The Coat of Arms was originally approved for the 178th Field Artillery Regiment on 18 June 1941. It was redesignated for the 178th Field Artillery Battalion on 25 January 1944. It was redesignated for the 178th Artillery Regiment on 8 July 1960. The insignia was redesignated for the 178th Field Artillery Regiment on 1 August 1972. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 178th Field Artillery Regiment on 18 June 1941. It was redesignated for the 178th Field Artillery Battalion on 25 January 1944. It was redesignated for the 178th Artillery Regiment on 8 July 1960. The insignia was redesignated for the 178th Field Artillery Regiment on 1 August 1972.


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