Category:5th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Argent on a fess Gules between seven muzzle-loading cannons Sable and arrow Or; all within a bordure gyronny of eight Vert and Gules alternating with gyrons of the field.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors an arm, in armor enbowed grasping in a mailed hand Proper nine arrows Sable armed and flitted Gules.
  • Motto: "I'LL TRY, SIR."

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The shield is white (Argent) the color of infantry facings when the regiment was organized.
  2. The red fess with arrow commemorates the battle of Tippecanoe; the seven cannons captured there show the battle of Lundy's Lane; while the border of green, white and red is for the Mexican War.
  • Crest:
  1. The crest is a modification of the crest of General Nelson A. Miles who led the regiment in several notable Indian engagements.
  2. His crest is an arm in armor grasping an anchor; 9 arrows, one for each Indian campaign, is substituted for the anchor in the regimental crest.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved on 1921-05-27.
  2. It was amended to change the motto and history on 1922-06-29.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  1. A silver color shield with two concave arcs at top 1¼ inches (3.18cm) in height overall with coat of arms for the organization superimposed blazoned: Argent on a fess Gules between seven muzzle-loading cannons Sable an arrow Or; all within a bordure gyronny of eight Vert and Gules alternating with gyrons of the field, on a wreath white and red an arm in armor enbowed grasping in a mailed hand Proper nine arrows Argent.
  2. Below the coat of arms is a white scroll inscribed "I'LL TRY, SIR" in silver letters.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The shield is white (Argent) the color of infantry facings when the regiment was organized.
  2. The red fess with arrow commemorates the battle of Tippecanoe; the battle of Lundy's Lane is shown by the seven cannons captured there; while the border of green, white and red is for the Mexican War.
  3. The crest is a modification of the crest of General Nelson A. Miles who led the regiment in several notable Indian engagements.
  4. His crest is an arm in armor grasping an anchor; 9 arrows, one for each Indian campaign, is substituted for the anchor in the regimental crest.

Background[edit]

  1. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 1923-04-28.
  2. On 1970-05-25, the insignia was amended to correct the description.

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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