Category:16th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Vair Argent and Azure, in chief an Indian arrow and a Philippine bolo in saltire Or and in base a five bastioned fort Gules fimbriated of the third (Or).
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors on a cross pateé Argent a garb Proper pierced by a devil's trident in pale Sable armed Gules.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The shield is the fur vair, white and blue, from the arms of Fléville, France, where the regiment took its objective in the rgonne operation.
  2. The crossed arrow and bolo recall the Indian and Philippine fighting and the five-bastioned fort that was the badge of the V Corps in Cuba.
  • Crest: The crest is the white maltese cross of the V Corps in the Civil War and represents the desperate fighting in the Wheatfield and Devil's Den at Gettysburg where the regiment lost approximately 50% of its effective strength.
  • Motto: The motto "Always Prepared" has been in use by the regiment since 1907.

Background[edit]

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54cm) in height overall, a vair Argent and Azure, in chief an Indian arrow and a Philippine bolo in saltire Or and in base a five bastioned fort Gules fimbriated of the third (Or).

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The shield is the fur vair, white and blue, from the arms of Fléville, France, where the regiment took its objective in the Argonne operation’
  2. The crossed arrow and bolo recall the Indian and Philippine fighting and the five-bastioned fort that was the badge of the V Corps in Cuba.

Background[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1926-11-24.

Flag[edit]

Description[edit]

  • Size:
  1. Hoist: Three Feet.
  2. Fly: Four Feet.
  • Organizational colors:
  1. Background: National flag blue
  2. Fringe: Yellow.
  3. Letters and Numbers: National Flag Blue
  4. Scrolls: Yellow
  • Arms:
  1. The flag has a solid background with an embroidered American eagle displayed centered thereon, in Proper Colors.
  2. In its right talon the eagle holds an olive branch; in its left talon, a bundle of 13 arrows, all in proper colors.
  3. Its beak grasps a scroll inscribed with the unit motto.
  4. Below the eagle is a scroll inscribed with the designation of the organization.
  5. On the eagle’s breast is embroidered the shield of the coat of arms and the crest is above the eagle’s head.

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