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4th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI

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The 4th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive unit insignia is described in the Institute of Heraldry as




Description/Blazon


A Gold metal and enamel device 1 5/16 inches (3.33 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, on a pale embattled Azure pierced by a saber Gules a cannon reversed of the field and thereon a saber and a bayonet saltirewise and an arrow palewise all points down of the third.




Symbolism


The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The attack on the intrenchments at Selma is symbolized by the embattled blue pale and red bayonet. The capture of Hood's Artillery is shown by the reversed cannon. The rout of the enemy's Cavalry at Murfreesboro by the reversed saber and the successful Indian campaigns by the reversed arrow. The shield contains the regiment's triumphant saber at the charge.




Background


The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 4th Cavalry Regiment on 6 November 1922. It was amended to change the method of wear on 12 December 1923. It was again amended to correct the description on 27 April 1926. The insignia was redesignated for the 4th Reconnaissance Battalion on 11 December 1950. It was redesignated for the 4th Armored Cavalry Reconnaissance Battalion on 30 June 1955. The insignia was rescinded on 24 May 1956. It was reinstated and approved for the 4th Cavalry Regiment on 30 August 1957.

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4th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI


Made in the USA to Government Specification. Institute of Heraldry Hallmark S-38.


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