Category:26th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. Argent, a royal palm branch paleways Proper, on a chief embattled Azure five Mohawk arrowheads of the first.
  2. For informal use, the shield encircled by a fourragére in the colors of the French Croix de Guerre.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure a sun in splendor charged with a Mohawk arrowhead Azure.
  • Motto: PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT (Let Him Bear The Palm Who Has Won It).

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The shield is white with a blue chief, the old and the present Infantry colors.
  2. The dividing line embattled stands for the entrenchments which the regiment has so many times assaulted.
  3. The Mohawk arrowhead was the regimental insignia during World War I; It was selected by Colonel Hamilton A. Smith as indicating the American virtues and the regimental spirit of courage, resourceful daring, and relentless pursuit of an enemy.
  4. Colonel Smith was killed while leading the regiment in the first great offensive in which it took part.
  5. The arrow is repeated five times because in five major offensives the regiment exhibited these qualities indicated by the badge which it had adopted and by which it was designated during these engagements.
  6. The palm of victory displayed on the shield and the motto refer to the only award the regiment seeks. The arrowhead is repeated in the crest to indicate the same regimental spirit under all conditions. The sun, taken from the Katipunan flag, symbolizes service in the Philippine Insurrection. #The fleur-de-lis refers to the four awards of the French Croix de Guerre during World War I, three with palm, which are symbolized by the encircling laurel wreath.
  7. The arrows allude to participation in the Indian Wars.
  • Motto: Self Explanatory.

Background[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1973-04-16.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia is a gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of a white enamel shield charged with a blue enamel Indian arrowhead point to chief

Symbolism[edit]

  • The shield is the characteristic device of the regiment.

Background[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1973-04-16.

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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