4th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

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4TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Arms of 4th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 4th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Gules, a bend sinister Or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, two kampilans in saltire Argent, hilted Or charged with a crescent Gules a rattlesnake with four rattles entwined with the weapons Proper.
Motto: NULLI VESTIGIA RETRORSUM = No Step Backward.

Origin/meaning

The shield is scarlet for Artillery. The bend sinister, an allusion to the hybrid mule, is indicative of the regiment's former service as pack artillery. Crest: The rattlesnake, a device on the arms of Mexico, refers to the Punitive Expeditions into Mexico. The kampilan and crescent commemorate the services of the regiment against the Moros and in Vera Cruz.


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