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Unit Crests & DUI

Distinctive Unit Insignia, unit crests designed for wear on military dress uniforms like the ASU, Dress Greens, and Dress Blues.

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  1. 104th Cavalry DUI Distinctive Unit Insignia

    104th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI "OVER UNDER OR THROUGH"

    $15.99

    <p id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl00_lbContent">The 104th Cavalry Regimental Distinctive unit insignia is described in the Institute of Heraldry as</p>
    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl00_lbContent">A circular device, 1 ¼ inches (3.18 cm) in diameter, with the Regimental motto "Over, Under or Through," lettered around the outer circumference. Diagonal bar running from 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock, with horse's head superimposed thereon and filling the center of the circle. Red keystone between horse's head and 1 o'clock, fishtail cross between horse's head and 1 o'clock. Outer circumference and horse's head in yellow; motto and crossbar in blue; keystone in red; and fishtail cross in black.</span></div>
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    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl01_lbContent">The shield is of yellow ? the Cavalry color; the blue bend is for service as Infantry; the black maltese cross is for the service in Puerto Rico; the red keystone is the Divisional insignia of the Twenty Eighth Division in which elements of the First Cavalry and the Eighth Infantry served.</span></div>
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    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl02_lbContent">The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 104th Cavalry, Pennsylvania National Guard on 24 January 1924. It was redesignated for the 104th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) on 8 June 1944. It was redesignated for the 104th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 25 August 1952. The insignia was redesignated for 104th Cavalry Regiment on 9 May 1989. It was amended to correct the previous designation dates and the symbolism on 17 October 2003.</span></div>Set of two. Learn More
  2. 89th Cavalry DUI Distinctive Unit Insignia

    89th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI "Ready Now"

    $15.99

    <p>The 89th Cavalry Regimental Distinctive unit insignia is described in the Institute of Heraldry as</p>
    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl00_lbContent">A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, semé of caltrops Argent, on a bend of the second an elongated inverted pile of the first. Attached below the shield a Blue scroll inscribed "READY NOW" in Silver letters.<br /><br /></span></div>
    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl01_lbContent">The sprinkling of silver caltrops, an ancient military instrument, sometimes called "cheval trap" (from the French word horse) from its use in impeding the approach of cavalry-is symbolical of the first duty of the Tank Destroyer Battalions, i.e., to stop the advance of enemy tanks by obstacles strewn in their path and sharp attack from all points. The silver bend represents the forward path to be traveled as well as Highway 99, the birthplace of the unit and the scene of their first arduous convoy. The inverted pile shooting forward from this bend further illustrates advance and the penetrating qualities of the battalion toward any obstacle encountered.</span></div>
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    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl02_lbContent">The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion on 6 August 1942. It was redesignated for the 899th Tank Battalion on 25 April 1956. The insignia was redesignated for the 89th Cavalry Regiment on 23 December 2004.</span></div>set of two Learn More
  3. 71st DUI Distinctive Unit Insignia

    71st Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI "GALLANTLY FORWARD"

    $15.99

    <p id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl00_lbContent">The 71st Cavalry Regimental Distinctive unit insignia is described in the Institute of Heraldry as</p>
    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl00_lbContent">A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a bar Sable, overall a lion rampant Azure holding in dexter paw a fleur-de-lis Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "GALLANTLY FORWARD" in Blue letters.</span></div>
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    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl01_lbContent">The colors blue and white are for Infantry, the previous unit designation. Black and golden orange were the colors used for Tank Destroyer organizations, indicating the unit's origin. The raging lion symbolizes aggressive and warlike qualities. The fleur-de-lis is gold (for golden orange) to indicate the battle honors were awarded to the organization as a Tank Destroyer unit in World War II.</span></div>
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    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ctl00_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl02_lbContent">The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 701st Armored Infantry Battalion on 28 April 1952. It was redesignated with the description and symbolism updated for the 71st Cavalry Regiment on 10 August 2004.</span></div>
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  4. 16th Cavalry DIstinctive Unit Insignia DUI "Strike Hard"

    16th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest "STRIKE HARD"

    $14.95

    CavHooah is proud to offer Ira Green authentic 16th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia. Full size unit crest for Class A, Dress Blue, and Army Service Uniform (ASU). This insignia is sold as a set of two.

    A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or a bordure Vert, on a chevron Azure 16 mullets pierced of the field; on a canton embattled (for the 6th Cavalry) Vert (for the 3d Cavalry) a staff erect attached thereto a standard flotant Or charged with a horseshoe, heels upward encircling the Arabic numeral "14" Sable (for the 14th Cavalry). Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "STRIKE HARD" in Black letters.

    The regiment was constituted in 1916 and organized with personnel from the 3d, 6th and 14th Cavalry which are shown on the canton. Green was the color of the facings of the Mounted Rifles, now the 3d Cavalry; the embattled partition line commemorates the first engagement of the 6th Cavalry when it assaulted artillery in earthworks at Williamsburg in 1862. The shield is yellow (Or), the Cavalry color; the blue chevron is for the old blue uniform, the 16 mullets (spur rowels) indicating both the numerical designation as well as mounted service. The green border and the rattlesnake crest symbolize the birth and subsequent service of the organization on the Mexican Border. The motto has a direct reference to the crest.

    The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 16th Cavalry on 28 October 1958. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 23 June 1960. It was redesignated for the 16th Armor on 22 August 1968. The insignia was redesignated for the 16th Cavalry on 12 May 1970. Learn More
  5. 15th Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI "UN POUR TOUS"

    15th Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest "UN POUR TOUS"

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    CavHooah is proud to offer Ira Green authentic 15th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia. Full size unit crest for Class A, Dress Blue, and Army Service Uniform (ASU). This insignia is sold as a set of two.

    A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Gules and Argent in chief a lion passant Or and in base a kris and kampilan saltirewise Sable fimbriated Or. Attached below and to the left of the shield a Gold turning scroll inscribed "TOUS POUR UN" in Red letters. And attached below and to the right of the shield a Gold turning scroll inscribed "UN POUR TOUS" in Red letters.

    The red and white divided shield represents the old Cavalry guidon. The regiment saw good fighting in the Philippines as indicated by the crossed kris and kampilan of the Moro and Lake Lanao campaigns. In the war with Germany, the regiment was in France in the vicinity of Bordeaux and the golden lion is taken from the arms of that city. The translation of the motto "All for one, one for all" is indicative of the spirit , which has made the regiment.

    The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 15th Cavalry on 6 April 1935. It was redesignated for the 15th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized on 10 November 1944. It was redesignated on 21 January 1948, for the 15th Constabulary Squadron. The insignia was redesignated for the 15th Cavalry on 28 November 1958. It was redesignated for the 15th Armor on 13 November 1963. The distinctive unit insignia was redesignated for the 15th Cavalry on 2 August 1968. The insignia was amended to correct the description on 4 October 2002. Learn More
  6. 12th Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI

    12th Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest "SEMPER PARATUS"

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    CavHooah is proud to offer Ira Green authentic 12th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia. Full size unit crest for Class A, Dress Blue, and Army Service Uniform (ASU). This insignia is sold as a set of two.

    A Gold metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a cactus Vert. Attached below and on the sides of the shield a Gray scroll inscribed "SEMPER PARATUS" in Gold.

    This Regiment was organized at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in 1901, and spent its first two years at that post. The cactus shows the birthplace of this Regiment, as well as its service on the Mexican border. The motto translates to "Always Ready."

    The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 October 1957.
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  7. 11th Cavalry DUI Distinctive Unit Insignia "Allons"

    11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI "ALLONS"

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    <p>The 11th Cavalry Regimental Distinctive unit insignia is described in the Institute of Heraldry as</p>
    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ucHeraldryDetails_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl00_lbContent">A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: SHIELD: Or, within an orle Sable in chief two bolos saltirewise Gules hilted Azure and in base a cactus Proper. CREST: Upon a wreath of the colors Or and Sable a horse's head erased Sable. Attached below and to the sides of the device a Gold scroll inscribed "ALLONS" in Black letters.</span></div>
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    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ucHeraldryDetails_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl01_lbContent">The regiment was organized in 1901 and saw service in the Philippines. This is indicated by the crossed bolos with red blades and blue hilts. The regiment rendered very good service on the Mexican Border in 1916 and this is indicated by the cactus. The regimental colors black and yellow are shown by the shield and the black border within the edge and by the color of the crest which shows against the yellow regimental flag. The motto translates to "Come."</span></div>
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    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ucHeraldryDetails_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl02_lbContent">This insignia was originally approved for the 11th Cavalry Regiment on 6 January 1925. It was redesignated for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on 26 November 1951.</span></div>
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  8. 9th Cavalry Regiment DUI Unit Crest

    9th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest

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    9th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia - Unit Crest - Set of Two. CavHooah is proud to offer Ira Green authentic insignia for your Stetson, Class A's, Dress Blues, or Army Service Uniform (ASU).

    A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall: An Indian in breech clout and war bonnet, mounted on a galloping pony, brandishing a rifle in his right and holding a single rein in his left hand, all in gold, displayed upon a five-bastioned fort in blue edged with gold.

    The five-bastioned fort was the badge of the Fifth Army Corps in Cuba, of which the Ninth Cavalry was a part. The yellow outline is for the Cavalry, and the blue for active service in the Spanish-American War. The mounted Indian represents the Indian campaigns of the Regiment.

    The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 9th Cavalry Regiment on 22 October 1925. It was redesignated for the 509th Tank Battalion in May 1951. It was amended again to change the symbolism in July 1951. The insignia was later redesignated for the 9th Cavalry Regiment on 1 October 1958. Learn More
  9. 8th Cavalry DUI Right and left

    8th Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest "HONOR AND COURAGE"

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    8th Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia. Full size unit crest for Class A, Dress Blue, and ASU uniforms. This insignia is sold as a set of two - left and right.

    The 8th Cavalry DUI was approved on 10 January 1927. It was amended 40 years later on 10 January 1967, to correct the description.

    Description: A demi-horse issuant rampant Argent from a band fessways Or charged with eight mullets Azure pierced of the second, surmounting a ribbon scroll Sable with the regimental motto "HONOR AND COURAGE" of the second.

    Symbolism: The eight mullets show the regimental number and Cavalry tradition ascribing the origin of the pierced mullet to the rowel of a spur. This is further indicated by the horse.

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  10. 7th Cavalry regiment DUI Unit Crest

    7th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia "GARRYOWEN"

    $14.95

    CavHooah is proud to offer Ira Green authentic 7th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia. Full size unit crest for Class A, Dress Blue, and Army Service Uniform (ASU). This insignia is sold as a set of two.

    Description
    Within a Gold and enamel horseshoe 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) overall, showing seven nail holes, heels upward and the opening between the heels closed with a Blue ribbon bearing the words “GARRY OWEN” in Yellow letters, the crest of the coat of arms of the Regiment (on a wreath Or and Azure a dexter arm embowed vested Azure the hand in a buckskin gauntlet Proper grasping an old style United States Army saber Argent hilted Or).

    Symbolism
    The color gold, or yellow, is symbolic of the Cavalry service, yellow being the color of the facings on the old blue uniform at the time the Regiment was first organized. The horseshoe is adapted from the Regimental coat of arms, the seven nail holes alluding to the unit’s numerical designation. The gauntlet and saber at the “Charge” position are also adapted from the coat of arms and represent the “Cavalry Charge” and the battle heritage of the Regiment. “Garryowen” is the name of a song which became a favorite of General Custer and once was used as a battle song in the Indian Wars.

    Background
    The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 7th Cavalry Regiment on 29 June 1924. It was redesignated for the 7th Cavalry Regiment (Infantry) on 16 December 1953. The insignia was redesignated for the 7th Cavalry Regiment and amended to revise the description and include a symbolism on 4 February 1983. Learn More

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