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101st Cavalry

Heraldry

 

Coat of Arms

Symbolism The colors, blue and gold, in addition to their heraldic significance, were the unofficial colors of the regiment and those of the regimental athletic uniforms worn in the early 1900's.  The falcon "close and bellied" signifies "Ready for service though normally at rest," a characterization which fits a National Guard regiment; furthermore, the speed of the falcon together with the traditional excellence of his sight and vigorous manner of attack are assumed as regimental prototypes.  The three chevronels indicate the three occasions on which the organization was in federal service during the period 1898 to 1919.

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