Category:69th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Vert, a bend archy in the colors of the rainbow Proper between in chief the badge of the 2nd Army Corps of the Civil War (a red three-leaf clover outlined in Gold), and in base the cap device of the Regiment of 1851 (the number "69" in Black on an oval shield surmounted by a trefoil and supported by two Irish wolfhounds rampant in Gold).
  • Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New York Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Vert, the full rigged ship "Half Moon" all Proper.
  • Motto: GENTLE WHEN STROKED - FIERCE WHEN PROVOKED.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. Green reflects the old facings of the 69th New York Infantry Regiment, the original organization.
  2. The rainbow is adapted from the shoulder sleeve insignia approved for the 42nd Division during World War I.
  3. The old wolfhound cap device had been in use by the former unit since its organization.
  • Crest: The crest is that of the New York Army National Guard.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved on 1924-04-23, for the 165th Infantry (69th New York National Guard).
  2. It was redesignated for the 69th Infantry on 1964-03-17.
  3. On 1993-03-19 it was redesignated for the 69th Air Defense Artillery.
  4. On 1996-12-30 the coat of arms was redesignated for the 69th Infantry.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18cm) in height overall blazoned: Vert, a bend archy in the colors of the rainbow Proper between in chief the badge of the 2nd Army Corps of the Civil War (a red three-leaf clover outlined in Gold), and in base the cap device of the Regiment of 1851 (the number "69" in Black on an oval shield surmounted by a trefoil and supported by two Irish wolfhounds rampant in Gold).

Symbolism[edit]

  1. Green reflects the old facings of the 69th New York Infantry Regiment, the original organization.
  2. The rainbow is adapted from the shoulder sleeve insignia approved for the 42nd Division during World War I.
  3. The old wolfhound cap device has been in use by the former unit since its organization.
  • Crest: That for the regiments of the New York Army National Guard.

Background[edit]

  1. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 165th Infantry (69th New York National Guard) on 1924-04-26.
  2. It was amended to omit the motto from the design on 1924-08-19.
  3. On 1964-03-17 the insignia was redesignated for the 69th Infantry.
  4. It was redesignated on 1993-03-09 for the 69th Air Defense Artillery.
  5. On 30 Dec 1996, the insignia was redesignated for the 69th Infantry.

Flag[edit]

  • a.Size:
  1. Hoist: Three Feet.
  2. Fly: Four Feet.
  3. Fringe: 2½”
  • b.Description.
  1. The flag has a solid background with an embroidered American eagle displayed centered thereon. In its right talon the eagle holds an olive branch; in its left talon, a bundle of 13 arrows, all in proper colors. Its beak grasps a scroll inscribed with the unit motto. Below the eagle is a scroll inscribed with the designation of the organization. On the eagle’s breast is embroidered the shield of the coat of arms and the crest is above the eagle’s head, except that Regular Army units with no wartime service are not entitled to a crest. For those organizations with an approved badge in lieu of a coat of arms, the eagle’s breast is feathered and the badge is located above the eagle’s head.
  • c. Organizational colors:
  1. Organization: Infantry
  2. Background: National Flag Blue
  3. Fringe: Yellow
  4. Letters and Numbers: National Flag Blue
  5. Scrolls.
    1. Outline:Yellow
    2. Background: White

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