Category:7th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat Of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Per fess Argent and Azure, a fess embattled to chief Or masoned Sable between in chief a field gun Gules on a mount Vert and in base three bendlets sinister of the first.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a cotton bale Argent banded Sable in front of two bayonets in saltire Or.
  • Motto: VOLENS ET POTENS.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The shield is white and blue, the old and present Infantry colors.
  2. The field gun is for the battle of Cerro Gordo, where the 7th participated in the decisive attack by an assault on Telegraph Hill, a strongly fortified point. This portion of the shield is in the Mexican colors–red, white and green.
  3. The wall is for the battle of Fredericksburg in which the Regiment held for twelve hours a position only eighty yards in front of a stone wall protecting the enemy.
  4. The base alludes to the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 3rd Division with which the 7th Infantry Regiment served during World War I.
  • Crest: The cotton bale and bayonets in the crest are taken from the arms of the 7th Infantry Regiment adopted in 1912.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was approved on 1921-07-05.
  2. It was amended to add a new crest on 1923-10-15.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a white cotton bale bundled with black bands in front of two crossed bayonets, points up, the bayonet hilts resting on a torse of alternating colors, white and blue; all encircled by a blue scroll, folded at each end and inscribed at top “VOLENS ET POTENS” in gold.

Symbolism[edit]

  • The cotton bale and bayonets are taken from the arms of the 7th Infantry Regiment, adopted in 1912.

Background[edit]

  • The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1923-10-18.

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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