Republican Committee of Pittsburgh
history of the unit crests
(the Bloody Bucket)
1st bn 107th field artillery
THE HISTORY OF THE 1ST
BATTALION, 107TH FIELD ARTILLERY CREST
The background of the shield is RED for Artillery. The BLUE cross represents Civil War Service with the Federal Forces; while each WHITE STAR denotes a Campaign Streamer earned during that war: Valley, Manassas, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Virginia in 1862, 1863, and 1864. The CASTLE, taken from the Puerto Rican Occupation Medal, marks participation in the Spanish-American War of 1898; while the coiled RATTLESNAKE represents duty on the Mexican Border in 1916. The FLEUR-DE-LIS denotes overseas service in France during the First World War. The NORMAN AXE represents service in the Second World War. The battalion motto, Gettysburg to the Marne, indicates honorable service in defense of our nation from the Civil War through World War II. This Coat of Arms was initially approved 17 June 1929.
128th field support bn
of Arms for the 128th Support Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard
The coat of arms redesignated this date for the 128th Support Battalion,
Pennsylvania Army National Guard, with symbolism revised, was:
Originally approved for the 176th Field Artillery, Pennsylvania
National Guard, by letter AG 425.5 Coats of Arms (6-25-24)
(Misc.) D, The Adjutant
Generalís Office, 4 August 1924.
Redesignated for the 176th Field Artillery Battalion, by letter
SPX 314.7 (8-7-42)
LO, The Adjutant Generalís Office, 7 August 1942.
for the 176tg artillery, Pennsylvania National Guard, by letter QMIH-A, The
Institute of Heraldry, 26 September 1961.
d. Redesignated for the 176tg artillery, Pennsylvania National Guard, by letter QMIH-A, The Institute of Heraldry, 26 September 1961.
Redesignated for the 176th Air Defense Artillery, by letter AGAH-A,
The Institute of Heraldry, 11 July 1972.
for the regiments and separate battalions of the Pennsylvania Army National
Guard: On a wrath of the colors, or and sable, a lion rampant guardant proper,
holding in dexter paw a naked scimitar argent hilted or and in sinister an
escutcheon argent on a fess sable three plated.
TO THE MARNE
SHIELD: The shield, based in that William Pit, is adapted from the coat of arms if the city if Pittsburgh, home of the unit since 1831. The three gold H.E. shells, charged with a leopardís face, are taken from the arms of Duquesne, indicating the origin of the organizationís nickname, the Duquesne Grays.
Lineage and Honors, The U.S. Army Center if Military History, 20 October
4. This authorization letter will become part of the permanent organizational history files of the organization in accordance with
File No. 870-5a, AR 25-400-2.
1st Detachment 319 Engineer Co
336 Military Police BN
2nd Detachment 363 Military Police Co
444 ps bn
630th Transportation Co
Music - "American Soldier" by Toby Keith
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