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Kathleen Anne McClurg


Registration number 20100317G


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Kathleen Anne McClurg are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Per chevron Argent and Azure in chief two ravens proper jointly transfixed by an arrow fesswise point to sinister in base a fouled anchor Or.
Crest: On a wreath Argent and Azure a demi dragon rampant Azure armed Gules holding in the dexter claw a torch proper enflamed the sinister resting on a Sword point down Argent hilted and pommelled Or.
Motto: Aut viam inveniam aut faciam (I'll either find a way or I'll make one)
Badge: A Dravencoon Azure clutched in the dexter foreclaw an arrow point to chief Or.

Registration

2009 American College of Heraldry #3242 (with difference of crest and shield division)
The International Register of Arms, 29th June 2011. Registration No. 0193 (Vol.2)

Biographical information

Ms. McClurg is the daughter of Mr. Frederick H. McClurg and Elaine Trula (nee Becker McClurg). She was born and raised in Harbor Creek, PA. She earned her BS in Industrial Management with a minor in Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. After college she was comissioned an Ensign in the US Navy. She served 8.5 years and earned her MS in Telecommunication Systems Management from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA. Since her resignation from the US Navy, Ms. McClurg has had a varied 16 year career supporting Defense Sector in the field of telecommunications. Ms McClurg's primary interest is her daughter, Caitlin. Her other interests include genealogy, heraldry, on-line gaming, native gardening, and fantasy novels.

Design rationale

Based on the arms of Frederick Henry McClurg (Father). Differenced as new arms for Kathleen A. McClurg as follows: The shield of her brother's line (Timothy M. McClurg) retains the fesse division while Ms. McClurg's line will use a chevron division to show different family lines. The ravens refer to a Scottish story in which a widow's sons by three different men performed archery to show prowess with weapons for Robert the Bruce while he was on the run from the English. The brother's names were Murdoch, McKie and McClurg. The brothers joined The Bruce's army until he became Robert I, King of Scotland. The fouled anchor relates to her and her father's service in the US Navy. The dragon alludes to forging ahead from the practice of map makers drawing dragons in areas of maps and charts that were yet undiscovered. The torch enflamed refers to her mother (Elaine Trula - Bearer of Light, Truth) and daughter (Caitlin Elaine - Pure Bearer of Light). The sword refers to her past military service. The Dravencoon is an heraldic beast with the body of a Dragon (color must be specified), the wings and hind legs of a Raven (Proper) and the tail of a Raccoon (Proper). The default aspect of a Dravencoon is Rampant.

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Kathleen Anne McClurg

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Personal, Original, US, M

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