3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, US Army

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Official blazon

Shield: Or, on a chevron gules above an imperial Chinese dragon of the like armed azure three mullets argent, on a chief of the second
two pallets of the fourth an arrow in fess counterchanged
Crest: Out of a mural crownor masonede gules a garland the dexter branch cactus the sinister palm proper encircling a sun in splendor argent
Motto: Non cedo ferio (I yield not, I stike)

Origin/meaning

Red is for Artillery. The Chief alludes to the Campaign Streamer of the War of 1812, in which Companies of the Regiment participated.
The Arrow symbolises the Indian Wars. The Chevron and Stars symbolises service in the Civil War. The Number of Stars indicates the regimental Number.
Service in the China Relief Expeditionary Force in 1900. In which the Regiment served as Infantry. The Crest symbolises service during the Mexican War
and the Philippine Insurrection.


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