35TH Armor Regimental Flag

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Embroidery Area is 10"x11" sewn on nylon fabric that measure 18"x18"

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Description/Blazon

 

Shield

Vert, an armadillo passant Argent, langued Gules.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Vert, a fleur-de-lis Gules in front of a palm branch of the first.

Motto

VINCERE VEL MORI (To Conquer Or Die).

Symbolism

 

Shield

The shield is green, the color of the Armored Force.  The armadillo, being characterized by the qualities of invulnerability, ferociousness, protection, and cunning endurance, alludes to the elements which are vital if the organization is to pursue successfully its duties.

Crest

The palm is for military victory.  The fleur-de-lis commemorates World War II service in France.

 

Background

 

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 35th Armored Regiment on 30 May 1942.  It was redesignated for the 35th Tank Battalion on 12 November 1943.  The insignia was redesignated for the 35th Constabulary Squadron on 26 November 1946.  It was redesignated for the 35th Tank Battalion and amended by the addition of a crest on 20 August 1956.  It was amended to change the blazon on 14 March 1957.  The insignia was redesignated for the 35th Armored Regiment on 22 September 1958.