Category:20th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Per bend Azure and Giles, on a bend Or between in chief a cross patée Argent and in base a triangle of the first fimbriated of the third charged with a sun in splendor of the same, a five-bastioned fort of the fourth fimbriated Sable.
  • Crest: On a wreath Or and Azure four muskets two and two saltirewise conjoined forming the Roman notation XX Or.
  • Motto: TANT QUE JE PUIS.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The regiment was organized in 1861 as the second battalion of the 11th Infantry and as such saw service in the Civil War.
  2. The first engagement was at Yorktown in 1862.
  3. The greater part of the Civil War service was in the second Division of the 5th Corps, the badge of which was a white cross patée.
  4. Designation changed to the 20th in 1868.
  5. The regiment saw service in Cuba in the Spanish War as a portion of the 5th Corps at El Caney and San Juan.
  6. The badge of the 5th Corps was a five-bastioned fort. In the Philippine Islands it saw service in the Pasig Campaign of 1899.
  7. The Katipunan device is shown in the base.
  • Crest: The muskets form the Roman numeral "XX," the numerical designation of the regiment.
  • Motto: TANT QUE JE PUIS may be translated "To the Limit of Our Ability."

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved on 1921-08-19.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/32 inches (2.62cm) in height overall consisting of a wreath Or and Azure four muskets two and two saltirewise conjoined forming the Roman notation XX Or.

Symbolism[edit]

  • The muskets, from the regimental coat of arms, form the Roman numeral "XX," the numerical designation of the regiment.

Background[edit]

  1. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 1922-03-08.
  2. It was amended to change the wording in the description on 1923-12-06.

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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