2nd Field Artillery Regiment, US Army
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2ND FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Gules, in fess a Kris Argent hilted Or, a chief ermine.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a pack mule supporting a field piece Or
Motto: The Second First.
The shield is scarlet for Artillery. The Kris commemorates service against the Moros during the Philippine Insurrection, while the ermine is from the arms of Brittany where the Regiment served in France during World War I. The crest shows the Regiment's original character as mountain or pack artillery.
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