|Distinctive Unit Insignia. A Gold
color metal and enamel device 1
13/32 inches (3.57 cm) in height consisting of the shield, crest and
motto of the coat of arms.
The field is red
for Artillery (blue would be for Infantry). The
gold billets are from
the arms of Franche
Comté, the canton from the badge of the
organization. The crest is the divisional
shoulder sleeve insignia charged with the number of the regiment.
distinctive unit insignia was
originally approved for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment on 20 April 1928.
redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Battalion (Armored) on 2 January 1941.
redesignated for the 78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 20 April 1954.
redesignated for the 78th Artillery Regiment on 17 November 1958.
insignia was redesignated for the 78th Field Artillery Regiment
effective 1 September 1971.
Or; on a canton of the last voided Sable,
a sun in splendor of the second charged with the Arabic number “13” of
the third (for the 13th Cavalry).
Crest: On a wreath of the colors
Or and Gules, a
six point mullet Gules charged with the Arabic number “78” Or.
Motto: SEMEL ET SIMUL (At Once and Together). similarly (requires the teacher to instruct his pupils
et omnes simul, "all together at
one and the same time."
The DUI pin was optional as many units
did not seem to have one. The oldest method is the screw-on pin
had one threaded stud and a large nut. Some old ones had a safety pin
clasp. Most used the clutch-back pin which used two pointed studs with
the modern spring loaded caps.
The designs of the DUI pin
were intended to tell the story of the regiment's history and tradition
that dated back to World War 1 or even as far back as the Civil War or