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31st Field Artillery Regiment
31FARegtCOA.jpg
Coat of arms
Active 1918
Country United States
Branch Army
Type Field artillery
Motto(s) In Periculo, Nos Jubete (When in Danger, Command Us)
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 31 FA Rgt DUI.jpg

The 31st Field Artillery Regiment is a field artillery regiment of the United States Army, first Constituted in 1918 in the National Army (USA).

History[]

Lineage[]

Constituted in the National Army as the 31st Field Artillery and assigned to the 11th Infantry Division (United States) 5 July 1918.

Distinctive unit insignia[]

  • Description

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, beneath a kittiwake Volant a kris fesswise Argent, in base a pile reversed barry wavy Azure and of the second thereon a bell Silver. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “IN PERICULO NOS JUBETE” in Red letters.

  • Symbolism

Scarlet is the color used for Field Artillery. The kittiwake, a gull associated with the Aleutians, and the kris, representative of the Pacific Islands, are symbolic of service during World War II. The bell connotes service in Korea. The blue and white wavy bars are indicative of the organization's amphibious operations.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 31st Field Artillery Battalion on 29 December 1951. It was amended to rescind the motto “IN PERICULO, NOBIS MITTETE” (When in Danger, Send for Us) and add the motto “IN PERICULO, NOS JUBETE” (When in Danger, Command Us) on 4 May 1953. The insignia was redesignated for the 31st Artillery Regiment on 13 March 1958. It was amended to remove the punctuation from the motto on 28 July 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 31st Field Artillery Regiment on 1 September 1971. It was amended to update the description on 1 August 2006.

Coat of arms[]

  • Blazon
  • Shield

Gules, beneath a kittiwake Volant Proper a kris fesswise Argent, in base a pile reversed barry wavy of the second and Azure, thereon a Bronze bell also Proper.

  • Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, between six golps in fess a Bronze howitzer bore upward issuing a pheon reversed Sable inflamed Proper and charged with an escallop Argent. Motto IN PERICULO NOS JUBETE (When in Danger, Command Us).

  • Symbolism
  • Shield

Scarlet is the color used for Field Artillery. The kittiwake, a gull associated with the Aleutians, and the kris, representative of the Pacific Islands, are symbolic of service during World War II. The bronze bell connotes service in Korea. The blue and white wavy bars are indicative of the organization's amphibious operations.

  • Crest

The howitzer symbolizes Field Artillery. The inflamed pheon, alluding to the quadrant, an instrument for measuring altitude, refers to the hills of Korea and the intensive devastating and accurate fire laid down during March 1953. The six grapeshots symbolize the six more famous engagements in which the organization participated during the Korean War. The escallop or seashell refers to the Pacific area and the organization's service in World War II.

  • Background

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 31st Field Artillery Battalion on 29 December 1951. It was amended to rescind the motto “IN PERICULO, NOBIS MITTETE” (When in Danger, Send for Us) and add the motto “IN PERICULO, NOS JUBETE” (When in Danger, Command Us) on 4 May 1953. The insignia was redesignated for the 31st Artillery Regiment on 13 March 1958. It was amended to remove the punctuation from the motto on 28 July 1958. It was amended to add a crest on 24 November 1964. The insignia was redesignated for the 31st Field Artillery Regiment on 1 September 1971. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield and crest on 1 August 2006.

Current configuration[]

  • 1st Battalion 31st Field Artillery Regiment (United States)
  • 2nd Battalion 31st Field Artillery Regiment (United States)
  • 3rd Battalion 31st Field Artillery Regiment (United States)
  • 4th Battalion 31st Field Artillery Regiment (United States)
  • 5th Battalion 31st Field Artillery Regiment (United States)
  • 6th Battalion 31st Field Artillery Regiment (United States)

See also[]

References[]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "31st Field Artillery Regiment".

External links[]

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