22nd Field Artillery Regiment

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22nd Field Artillery Regiment
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Coat of arms
Active 1918
Country  United States
Branch Army
Type Field artillery
Motto(s) Labore et Honore (With Industry and Honor).
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 22 FA Rgt DUI.jpg
U.S. Field Artillery Regiments
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The 22nd Field Artillery Regiment is a Field Artillery regiment of the United States Army.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

  • Description

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, on a canton Or a bend sinister of the field. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “LABORE ET HONORE” in Black letters.

  • Symbolism

The shield is red for Artillery. The transfer of personnel from the 4th Field Artillery when the 22nd Field Artillery was organized is indicated by the canton, which is the shield of the 4th Field Artillery coat of arms.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 22nd Field Artillery Regiment on 19 May 1932. It was redesignated for the 22nd Field Artillery Battalion on 24 April 1941. It was redesignated for the 22nd Constabulary Squadron on 4 December 1946. It was redesignated for the 22nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 30 July 1954. It was redesignated for the 22nd Artillery Regiment on 28 January 1958. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 September 1971, for the 22d Field Artillery Regiment.

Coat of arms[edit]

  • Blazon
  • Shield

Gules, on a canton Or a bend sinister of the field.

  • Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules a Spanish galleon Or in full sail affronté Proper. Motto LABORE ET HONORE (With Industry and Honor).

  • Symbolism
  • Shield

The shield is red for Artillery. The transfer of personnel from the 4th Field Artillery when the 22nd Field Artillery was organized is indicated by the canton, which is the shield of the 4th Field Artillery coat of arms.

  • Crest

The crest is taken from the arms of the Panama Canal, indicating the place the 22nd Field Artillery was organized.

  • Background

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 22nd Field Artillery Regiment on 19 May 1932. It was redesignated for the 22nd Field Artillery Battalion on 23 April 1941. It was redesignated for the 22nd Constabulary Squadron on 3 December 1946. It was redesignated for the 22nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 30 July 1954. It was redesignated for the 22nd Artillery Regiment on 28 January 1958. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 September 1971, for the 22d Field Artillery Regiment.

Current configuration[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "22nd Field Artillery Regiment".

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