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James Walter Lucas

Registration number 20100318C

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Brigadier General James Walter Lucas, USAF (Ret.) are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Or, on a cross of azure, four swords in cross conjoined at the points Argent, hilts and pommels Or, and in the dexter chief canton two keys in saltire wards in chief Azure, surmounted at the center by a rose Gules, seeded Or, leaved Vert.
Crest: On a wreath Or and Azure a star of five points Argent between two wings elevated Or.
Motto: Truth, Honor, Fidelity


1996 American College of Heraldry 1414

Biographical information

Retired brigadier general, USAF; education BS and MA, DA; former senior executive, Department of Defense; son of Walter Kenneth Lucas and Hester Cleon Kesterson; husband of Sara Stewart Lucas, father of Catherine Lucas Fulkerson, grandfather of Sara Anne Fulkerson. resident of Virginia, USA.

Design rationale

The wing and star are emblematic of the United States Air Force Brigadier General; the colors blue and gold also represent the United States Air Force; the cross of a crusader; the swords of a warrior; the crossed keys of knowledge of life and death; and the red rose of secret knowledge.

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Personal, Original, US, L

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