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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. 1st Armored Old Ironsides

    1st Armored Division Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest "OLD IRONSIDES" DUI

    $14.95

    CavHooah is proud to offer Ira Green authentic 1st Armored Division 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 insignia 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of an equilateral triangle, one point up, divided into three sections, the upper section yellow, the dexter section blue, and the sinister section red, a gun bendwise in front of a tank track and wheels, all black and overall a red lightning flash bend sinisterwise, in the apex the Arabic numeral "1" in black; all above a gold scroll inscribed "OLD IRONSIDES" in black letters.

    The design is a miniaturized replica in metal and enamel of the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 1st Armored Division.

    The original distinctive unit insignia consisting of an arrowhead of blue, gold and red and centered on the gold portion, a small black arrow with point up; supporting the triangular head, a gold scroll bearing the inscription "Old Ironsides" in black letters was approved on 11 March 1966. It was cancelled and the current design was authorized on 16 May 1969. Learn More
  2. 2nd Armored Cavalry "Toujours Pret"

    2nd Armored Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest "TOUJOURS PRET"

    $14.95

    CavHooah is proud to offer Ira Green authentic 2nd Armored Cavalry 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 metal and enamel device one inch (2.54 cm) in height consisting of a gold eight pointed star of rays surmounted by a green palmetto leaf charged with a silver color fleur-de-lis, on a green ribbon scroll forming the base of the device, the regimental motto “Toujours Prêt” in gold metal letters.

    The eight-pointed star insignia worn by dragoons, the 2d Cavalry having been originally formed as the Second Regiment of Dragoons in 1836. The palmetto leaf represents the Regiment’s first action against the Seminole Indians in Florida, where the palmetto leaf grows in abundance. The fleur-de-lis is for combat service in France in both World War I and World War II. The motto "Toujours Prêt” (Always Ready) expresses the spirit and élan of the Regiment.

    The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 2d Cavalry Regiment on 16 January 1923. The insignia was amended to change the 6 pointed star to a 8 pointed star to conform to the old dragoon star on 28 April 1924. On the 23 March 1931, it was amended to prescribe the method of wear. It was redesignated for the 2d Constabulary Squadron on 21 January 1948. The insignia was redesignated for the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment (US Constabulary) on 17 March 1949. It was redesignated for the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment on 1 September 1955. The distinctive unit insignia was amended to change the description on 20 August 1965. It was redesignated effective 16 April 2005, for the 2d Cavalry Regiment. Learn More
  3. 3d Armored Cavalry regiment DUI Unit Crest

    3d Armored Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest "BRAVE RIFLES"

    $14.95

    CavHooah is proud to offer Ira Green authentic 3d Armored 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 1/16 inches (2.70cm) in width overall consisting of a gold color metal trumpet, mouthpiece up, entwined vertically with a cord, surmounting a green scroll arced on the left and right and looped below the trumpet, inscribed “BRAVE” on the viewer’s left, “RIFLES” on the viewer’s right, and the numeral “3” centered on the lower segment all in gold color metal.

    The green scroll represents the regiment’s original green facing on the uniform. The gold trumpet is from the crest of the coat of arms.

    The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 3d Cavalry Regiment on 25 November 1922. It was amended to revise the description on 5 January 1923. The insignia was redesignated for the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment on 18 December 1951.

    The unit’s first engagement was the capture of Vera Cruz, and it continued with especially distinguished service throughout the campaign of 1847 to the capture of Mexico City. Upon entering the city, it hoisted the Stars and Stripes over the national palace and displayed the regimental standard from the palace balcony, which drew from General Scott the statement, “Brave Rifles! Veterans! You have been baptized in fire and blood and have come out steel.” Learn More
  4. DUI TRAIN FOR COMBAT 4th Cavalry Brigade

    4th Cavalry Brigade Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI "TRAIN FOR COMBAT"

    $15.99

    <p>The 4th Cavalry Brigade 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 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a black star superimposed by two crossed sabers hilts up below a gold ancient oil lamp enflamed red and the star attached below a black scroll inscribed "TRAIN FOR COMBAT" in gold letters.</span></div>
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    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ucHeraldryDetails_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl01_lbContent">Gold/yellow is the color traditionally associated with the Cavalry units. Red symbolizes valor and sacrifice; gold denotes excellence. The star, indicating achievement, highlight the unit's five campaign participation credits World War II. The crossed sabers reflect teamwork and underscore the heritage of the Cavalry.</span></div>
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    <div class="content-text"><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_ucHeraldryDetails_ucHeraldryInfo_dlContent_ctl02_lbContent">The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 Feb 1998.</span></div> Learn More
  5. 5th Cavalry regiment DUI Unit Crest

    5th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest "LOYALTY AND COURAGE"

    $14.95

    CavHooah is proud to offer Ira Green authentic 5th 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 7/32 inches (3.10 cm) in height consisting of a coat of arms blazoned as follows: Shield: Or a cross moline Sable, on a chief embattled of the last a Maltese cross Argent. Crest: On a wreath of the colors (Or and Sable) a bundle of five arrows Sable armed and flighted Gules, tied with a rattlesnake skin having five rattles Proper; the device enclosed within a motto scroll arcing over the top of the shield and inscribed "Loyalty" on the dexter side and "Courage" to sinister in Black letters.

    The shield is yellow for Cavalry. The cross moline symbolizes the charged of this Regiment on Longstreet's troops at Gaines Mills in 1862; a charge which saved the Union artillery and which is characterized by the Regimental historian as "its most distinguished service." The cross moline is supposed to represent the iron pieces of a mill stone (moulin, the French word Mill). The chief is for the Puerto Rican Expedition of 1898. The original name of the island was San Juan, named for the old knights of St. John who wore a white maltese cross on a black habit. The partition line is embattled to suggest the castle on the Spanish arms. The crest is for the Indian campaigns of the Regiment; the number of arrows corresponds to the numerical designation of the organization.

    The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 5th Cavalry on 19 January 1923. It was redesignated for the 5th Cavalry Regiment (Infantry) on 16 December 1953. The insignia was redesignated for the 5th Cavalry on 10 July 1959. It was amended to revise the symbolism on 23 June 1960. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. 8th Cavalry DUI Right and left

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

    $14.95

    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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  8. 9th Cavalry Regiment DUI Unit Crest

    9th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest

    $14.95

    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. 11th Cavalry DUI Distinctive Unit Insignia "Allons"

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

    $15.99

    <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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  10. 12th Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia DUI

    12th Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia Crest "SEMPER PARATUS"

    $14.95

    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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