82nd FA DUI & COA

82nd Field Artillery Regiment

Distinctive Unit Insignia and Coat of Arms

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, on a fess wavy Argent an artillery projectile in pale point down Sable; on a canton Or, a dragon passant Tenné (for the 1st Cavalry).

Symbolism

The field of red is for Artillery, the dragon on the canton is from the arms of the 1st Cavalry, the parent organization. The first hostile shot fired by the Regiment was across the Rio Grande in clearing Juarez of the Villaistas in June 15-16, 1919. This is shown by the projectile on the wavy fess.

Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 82d Field Artillery Regiment on 20 April 1927. It was redesignated for the 82d Field Artillery Battalion on 1 May 1942. It was redesignated for the 82d Artillery Regiment on 27 October 1958. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 September 1971, for the 82d Field Artillery Regiment.

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield: Gules, on a fess wavy Argent an artillery projectile in pale point down Sable; on a canton Or, a dragon passant Tenné (for the 1st Cavalry).

Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules a pegasus courant Or armed and langued Gules.

Motto: CAN AND WILL.

Symbolism

Shield: The field of red is for Artillery, the dragon on the canton is from the arms of the 1st Cavalry, the parent organization. The first hostile shot fired by the Regiment was across the Rio Grande in clearing Juarez of the Villaistas in June 15-16, 1919. This is shown by the projectile on the wavy fess.

Crest: The crest symbolizes horse artillery, occasionally known in times past as flying artillery.

Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 82d Field Artillery Regiment on 4 February 1921. It was amended to correct the blazon of the crest on 1 October 1923. It was redesignated for the 82d Field Artillery Battalion on 1 May 1942. It was redesignated for the 82d Artillery Regiment on 27 October 1958. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 September 1971, for the 82d Field Artillery Regiment.

Highlights - CTA

Ghosts of Fallujah

Ghosts of Fallujah (written by Coley D. Tyler) is a first person account of the Second Battalion, Seventh Cavalry’s participation in the Second Battle of Fallujah, the largest single engagement of the Iraq War and the largest urban battle since Hue in 1968. A First Marine Division operation, it was spearheaded by one of the […]

Special Annoucements

Cav Hat and Spurs

4 March 2019 – A new memorandum of instruction (MOI) has been added to the Cav Hat and Spurs page along with minor changes to the text.