8th Cavalry Regiment
Distinctive Unit Insignia and Coat of Arms
A demi-horse issuant rampant Argent from a band fessways Or charged with eight mullets Azure pierced of the second, surmounting a ribbon scroll Sable with the regimental motto “HONOR AND COURAGE” of the second.
The eight mullets show the regimental number and Cavalry tradition ascribing the origin of the pierced mullet to the rowel of a spur. This is further indicated by the horse.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 10 January 1927. It was amended on 10 January 1967, to correct the description.
Coat of Arms
Shield: Azure on a fess Or eight mullets pierced of the field, a demi-horse rampant issuant Argent.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure a grizzly bear passant Sable.
Motto: HONOR AND COURAGE.
The eight mullets show the regimental number and Cavalry tradition ascribing the origin of the pierced mullet to the rowel of a spur. This is further indicated by the horse. The bear is the emblem of California, where the regiment was organized in 1866.
Background: The coat of arms was approved on 29 January 1921. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 10 January 1927.
Highlights - CTA
Ghosts of Fallujah
Ghosts of Fallujah (written by Coley D. Tyler) is a first person account of the Second Battalion, Seventh Cavalry’s participation in the Second Battle of Fallujah, the largest single engagement of the Iraq War and the largest urban battle since Hue in 1968. A First Marine Division operation, it was spearheaded by one of the […]
Public Request for Division Assets (Band/Horse Cav Detachment/Honor Guard)
Need to request a Division asset: the Band, Horse CAV Detachment, or Honor Guard? Fill out the provided DD Form 2536 and email it to: SFC Kristin M. Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about filling out the form call SFC Chandler at 254-288-2601. DD2536 Asset Request Form