Category:187th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Azure on a pale nebuly Argent a double handed sword erect Gules.
  • Crest: On a wreath Argent and Azure between a Japanese city symbol Gules and a mullet of seven points per fess wavy of the last and of the second, a sea lion Or charged on the shoulder with a heart Purpure and holding in his dexter paw a sword bendwise of the first with hilt and pommel of the fourth the blade notched three times to base of the third.
  • Motto: NE DESIT VIRTUS (Let Valor Not Fail).

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. Blue is for the Infantry.
  2. The partition line of the pale heraldically representing clouds and the doubled-handed sword, an ancient infantry weapon, symbolizes the character of the organization as an Airborne Infantry unit.
  • Crest:
  1. The golden seal lion, adapted from the seal of the President of the Philippines, represents the award of the Philippine Presidential Unit Streamer for the campaign on Manarawat, scene of the first combat jump of the 187th.
  2. The heart on the lion's shoulder points out the action on Purple Heart Hill.
  3. The winged sword with three notches in the blade signifies the unit's score of three combat jumps, one in the Philippines and two in Korea.
  4. The red diamond shape is the insignia of the city of Yokohama, Japan, where the 187th landed as the first American combat troops and began four years of occupation duty.
  5. The seven-pointed star, divided in the manner of the Korean Taeguk stands for the unit's seven campaigns in that country.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved on 1952-12-15 for the 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment.
  2. It was redesignated for the 187th Infantry Regiment on 1958-02-07.
  3. On 1965-04-15 the coat of arms was amended to add a crest.
  4. On 1984-12-19 the symbolism was amended to more accurately reflect the three notches in the blade of the winged sword.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of the coat of arms of the organization blazoned: Azure on a pale nebuly Argent a double handed sword erect Gules attached below a silver scroll inscribed "NE DESIT VIRTUS" in black letters.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. Blue is for the Infantry.
  2. The partition line of the pale heraldically representing clouds and the doubled-handed sword, an ancient infantry weapon, symbolizes the character of the organization as an Airborne Infantry unit.

Background[edit]

  1. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 1952-12-15 for the 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment.
  2. On 1957-04-03 it was amended to add the motto.
  3. The insignia was redesignated on 1958-02-07 for the 187th Infantry Regiment.

Flag[edit]

Description[edit]

  1. Size:
    1. Hoist: Three Feet.
    2. Fly: Four Feet.
  2. Organizational colors:
    1. Background: National flag blue
    2. Fringe: Yellow.
    3. Letters and Numbers: National Flag Blue
    4. Scrolls: Yellow
    5. 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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