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38th Field Artillery Regiment
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Coat of arms
Active 1918
Country United States
Branch Army
Type Field artillery
Motto(s) Steel Behind The Rock
Equipment M270A1 MLRS
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 38 FA Rgt DUI.jpg

The 38th Field Artillery Regiment is a field artillery regiment of the United States Army.

History[edit | edit source]

Lineage[edit | edit source]

Distinctive unit insignia[edit | edit source]

  • Description

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of the shield, crest and motto of the coat of arms.

  • Symbolism

The shield is red for Artillery. The three pallets and eight shells indicate the numerical designation and character of the organization, while the peak of Mt. Rainier and the lone star appearing on the crest refer respectively to the locations where the organization was organized and reactivated.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 38th Field Artillery Battalion on 8 July 1941. It was redesignated for the 38th Artillery Regiment on 24 October 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 38th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.

Coat of arms[edit | edit source]

  • Blazon
  • Shield

Gules, three pallets accosted by eight shells Or.

  • Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules the peak of Mt. Rainier Proper charged with a mullet Gules. Motto STEEL BEHIND THE ROCK.

    • Symbolism
  • Shield

The shield is red for Artillery. The three pallets and eight shells indicate the numerical designation and character of the organization.

  • Crest

The peak of Mt. Rainier and the lone star appearing on the crest refer respectively to the locations where the organization was organized and reactivated.

  • Background

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 38th Field Artillery Battalion on 8 July 1941. It was redesignated for the 38th Artillery Regiment on 24 October 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 38th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971

Current configuration[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "38th Field Artillery Regiment".

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