113th Field Artillery Regiment (United States)


113th Field Artillery Regiment (United States)

Infobox Military Unit
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branch= North Carolina Army National Guard
type= Field Artillery Regiment
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The 113th Field Artillery Regiment is a field artillery regiment of the United States Army National Guard.

1st Battalion

1st Battalion is currently an organic unit of the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the North Carolina Army National Guard. [Pike, John. "30th Enhanced Heavy Separate Brigade." Globalsecurity.org. Last updated 21 June, 2006. [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/30in-bde.htm] ]

5th Battalion

5th Battalion is currently assigned to the 60th Troop Command of the North Carolina Army National Guard. ["Guard Family Connection" magazine, volume 4, No. 1. PDF [http://www.nc.ngb.army.mil/GFC/magazine/GFC_10.pdf] ] The battalion is currently headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with other units located in High Point, Winston-Salem, Youngsville, and Zebulon. The Battalion is currently equipped with the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System. [Pike, John. "5th Battalion - 113th Field Artillery." Globalsecurity.org. Last updated 23 May, 2005. [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/5-113fa.htm] ]

Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia.

Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a falcon Or on a mount issuant from sinister base Vert, overall a bend and in dexter base three fleurs-de-lis in bend of the second.

Symbolism: The shield is red for Artillery. The 113th Field Artillery, North Carolina National Guard, was attached to the 79th Division and engaged in the action of that division which resulted in the capture of Montfaucon, September 27, 1918, which is illustrated by the falcon on a mount, taken from the coat of arms of Montfaucon. The bend is taken from the arms of Lorraine. The mount and bend represent the remaining three engagements during World War I. The three fleurs-de-lis also represent the battle honors of the organization.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 113th Field Artillery Regiment on 24 February 1931. It was redesignated for the 113th Field Artillery Battalion on 29 July 1942. It was redesignated for the 113th Artillery Regiment on 27 May 1960. The insignia was redesignated for the 113th Field Artillery Regiment on 1 August 1972.

Coat of Arms.

Blazon::Shield: Gules, a falcon Or on a mount issuant from sinister base Vert, overall a bend and in dexter base three fleurs-de-lis in bend of the second.

:Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the North Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Or and Gules, a hornet’s nest hanging from a bough beset with thirteen hornets all Proper.

:Motto: CARRY ON.

Symbolism:

:Shield: The shield is red for Artillery. The 113th Field Artillery, North Carolina National Guard, was attached to the 79th Division and engaged in the action of that division which resulted in the capture of Montfaucon, September 27, 1918, which is illustrated by the falcon on a mount, taken from the coat of arms of Montfaucon. The bend is taken from the arms of Lorraine. The mount and bend represent the remaining three engagements during World War I. The three fleurs-de-lis also represent the battle honors of the organization.

:Crest: The crest is that of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

:Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 113th Field Artillery Regiment on 24 February 1931. It was redesignated for the 113th Field Artillery Battalion on 29 July 1942. It was redesignated for the 113th Artillery Regiment on 27 May 1960. The insignia was redesignated for the 113th Field Artillery Regiment on 1 August 1972.

References

Bibliography
*"113th Field Artillery Regiment" The Institute of Heraldry website. [http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/FA/113FieldArtilleryRegiment.htm]


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