180th Field Artillery Regiment, Arizona Army National Guard
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180TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, ARIZONA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per fess enhanced Gules and Or, on the first a mullet radiant with six rays issunat from upper points to chief throughout, on the second half a sheaf of arrows all counterchanged.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Arizona Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a giant cactus Proper.
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 fess enhanced Gules and Or, on the first a mullet radiant with six rays issunat from upper points to chief throughout, on the second half a sheaf of arrows all counterchanged. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "VENCER" in Red letters.
Red and Yellow are the Colours used by Artillery Units. The Radiant Star is from the Flag of Arizona and denotes the Home of the Regiment. The Arrows are from the badge of the former 158th Field Artillery Regiment, denoting herritage from that Regiment.
The Coat of Arms and distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved for the 480th Field Artillery Battalion on 2 December 1954. They was redesignated for the 180th Artillery Regiment on 7 June 1960. On 19 July 1972 they was redesignated for the 180th Field Artillery Regiment.
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Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons. DUI and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.