8th Cavalry DUI & COA

8th Cavalry Regiment

Distinctive Unit Insignia and Coat of Arms

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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.

Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 10 January 1927. It was amended on 10 January 1967, to correct the description.

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield: Azure on a fess Or eight mullets pierced of the field, a demi-horse rampant issuant Argent.

Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure a grizzly bear passant Sable.

Motto: HONOR AND COURAGE.

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. The bear is the emblem of California, where the regiment was organized in 1866.

Background: The coat of arms was approved on 29 January 1921. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 10 January 1927.

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

Taps Update – 12 March 2019

12 March 2019 Added SGT Charles G. Buttram who died 2 February 2019, CPT Raymond D. Kinnard who died 25 December 2018, LTC (Ret) Louis R. Lefebvre who died 24 February 2019, 1LT Frederick I. Levine who died 11 December 2018, SSG Dennis C. London who died 26 February 2019, 1LT Bruce R. Markusen who […]