Heraldry and Insignia of the California National Guard
251st Air Defense Artillery Regiment
251st Artillery
746th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
251st Coast Artillery Regiment
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Design Approved: Originally Approved for the 251st Coast Artillery on 16 June 1928
Symbolism: The shield is red for artillery. The six couped pallets represent the six batteries comprising the 250th Coast Artillery at the time of its organization in 1924 as a Harbor Defense unit. The ship is representative of the ship of Don Huan Rodriguez Cabrillio, a Portuguese explorer who discovered San Diego Harbor. The charges on the canton, a fleur-de-lis within a garland of laurel, are from the coat of arms of the 250th Coast Artillery and represent the source of many elements of the parent regiment when it was first organized.
Motto: We Aim To Hit
Regimental Color, 251st Coast Artillery Regiment
Battalion Color, 4th Battalion 251st Air Defense Artillery
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