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10th Field Artillery Regiment (United States)
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Coat of arms
Country United States
Branch Army
Service history
Active 1916
Motto "The Rock’s Support"
Colors Scarlet
Commanders
Insignia
Insignia 10 FA Rgt DUI

The 10th Field Artillery Regiment is an Field Artillery regiment of the United States Army first formed in 1916.

HistoryEdit

The 10th Field Artillery Regiment was formed at Camp Douglas in 1916.

Distinctive unit insigniaEdit

  • Description

A Gold metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a rock Proper resting on two cannons in saltire Or. On a canton of the last a winged centaur courant holding a bent bow and arrow of the field (for the 6th Field Artillery).

  • Symbolism

The shield is red for Artillery, the parent organization being shown by its crest placed on the canton. The 38th Infantry earned the sobriquet of “The Rock of the Marne” and this regiment is therefore entitled to the motto “The Rock’s Support,” and it is shown by the two cannons supporting a rock.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 10th Field Artillery Regiment on 16 April 1923. It was redesignated for the 10th Field Artillery Battalion on 15 December 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 10th Artillery Regiment on 22 January 1958. It was again redesignated for the 10th Field Artillery Regiment on 2 December 1971.

Coat of armsEdit

  • Blazon
    • Shield: Gules, a rock Proper resting on two cannons in saltire Or. On a canton of the last a winged centaur courant holding a bent bow and arrow of the field (for the 6th Field Artillery). And for unofficial use pendant to escutcheon a French Croix de Guerre with gilt star Proper.
    • Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules a dexter arm embowed habited in Olive Drab grasping a Red guidon on a broken staff all Proper.
    • Motto: The Rock’s Support.
  • Symbolism
    • Shield: The shield is red for Artillery, the parent organization being shown by its crest placed on the canton. The 38th Infantry earned the sobriquet of “The Rock of the Marne” and this regiment is therefore entitled to the motto “The Rock’s Support,” and it is shown by the two cannons supporting a rock.
    • Crest: The crest symbolizes the honorable loss and recapture of its guns.
  • Background

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 10th Field Artillery Regiment on 6 June 1921. It was amended to include history on 13 September 1923. The insignia was redesignated for the 10th Field Artillery Battalion on 15 December 1942. It was again redesignated for the 10th Artillery Regiment on 22 January 1958. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 10th Field Artillery Regiment on 2 December 1971.

Current configurationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "10th Field Artillery Regiment".

External linksEdit

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