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by Tom Gregg, 13 February 1997
Regiments and battalions of the U.S. Army have organizational colors of a standard pattern. This is a field artillery color (in fact, the color of my old Army Reserve battalion). The field of the color is the first named branch color which, for artillery, is red. The fringe and scroll outlines are the second named branch color, in this case yellow. The U.S. eagle bears on its breast the shield of the regimental coat of arms; above its head is the crest of the arms (a Belgian lion; the battalion received a Presidential unit citation for action at Bastogne, 1944). In its beak the eagle grasps a scroll bearing the regimental motto (too small to read in this GIF, but it's "Three Rounds"). The battalion number appears in the upper fly and the
regimental title on a scroll below the eagle.
Tom Gregg, 21 February 1997