82nd Cavalry Regiment

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82nd Cavalry Regiment
82nd Cavalry Regiment COA.png
Coat of arms
Country  United States
Branch Oregon Army National Guard
Type Light cavalry
Role Reconnaissance and surveillance
Motto Temeritas
Engagements World War II
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Hurricane Katrina/Rita Relief
Commanders
Current
commander
LTC Daniel D. Miner Jr
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 82nd Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia.png
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The 82nd Cavalry Regiment is a Regiment in the U.S. Army National Guard.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

  • Description

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 18 inches (2.9 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a chevron enhanced rompu parti per chevron Azure and Gules in base between three mullets one and two of the second, a sea lion of the third. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “TEMERITAS” in Blue letters.

  • Symbolism

Yellow is a color traditionally associated with Armor and Cavalry units. The bi-colored forward thrust of the chevron refers to the predecessor unit’s two assault landings (in New Guinea and in the Southern Philippines) during World War II. The sea lion and stars are taken from the Philippine Presidential Seal in reference to the action for which the parent unit was awarded the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 82d Armor Regiment, Oregon National Guard on 21 January 1963. It was redesignated for the 82d Cavalry Regiment, Oregon National Guard on 12 December 1963. The insignia was amended to revise the description and symbolism on 11 January 1989.

Coat of arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield

Or, a chevron enhanced rompu parti per chevron Azure and Gules in base between three mullets one and two of the second, a sea lion of the third.

  • Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Oregon and Nevada Army National Guard, in the order in which they were admitted to the Union: OREGON: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, a demi-disc Gules charged with the setting sun with twelve light rays Or (the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 41st Division), behind a beaver sejant Proper. NEVADA: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, within a garland of sagebrush a sledge hammer and miner’s drill crossed in saltire behind a pickax in pale Proper. Motto TEMERITAS (Temerity).

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield

Yellow is a color traditionally associated with Armor and Cavalry units. The bi-colored forward thrust of the chevron refers to the predecessor unit’s two assault landings (in New Guinea and in the Southern Philippines) during World War II. The sea lion and stars are taken from the Philippine Presidential Seal in reference to the action for which the parent unit was awarded the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. Crest The crests are those of the Oregon and Nevada Army National Guard.

Background[edit]

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 82d Armor Regiment, Oregon National Guard on 21 January 1963. It was redesignated for the 82d Cavalry Regiment, Oregon National Guard on 12 December 1963. The insignia was amended to add the crest of the state of Nevada and revise the symbolism on 11 January 1989.

Current configuration[edit]

  • 1st Squadron 82nd Cavalry Regiment (United States)

The 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, currently serves with the 41st Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army National Guard. It is headquartered in Bend, Oregon. The unit consists of the HHT and FSC (both of Bend), Alpha Troop (of Lebanon), Bravo Troop (of Redmond) and Charlie Troop (of Klamath Falls).

As a cavalry unit, both Alpha and Bravo Troops are equipped with HMMWVs while Charlie Troop is dismounted and thus does not regularly use vehicles. When the squadron was redesignated, it was changed to a RSTA unit (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition).

About the regimental crest: Yellow is the color of armor. The bi-colored forward thrust of the chevron refers to the two assault landings by an element of the regiment in New Guinea and Luzon during World War II. The sea lion and the stars, from the Philippine Presidential seal, symbolize the award of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation to an element of the regiment. Temeritas translates as "rashness", "audacity", or "with balls".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "82nd Cavalry Regiment".

  • Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from ..., Volume 1 By Francis Bernard Heitman [1]
  • Encyclopedia of United States Army insignia and uniforms By William K. Emerson (page 51).[2]

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