Category:7th Infantry Regiment Heraldry
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Coat Of Arms
- 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.
- The shield is white and blue, the old and present Infantry colors.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Distinctive Unit Insignia
- 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.
- The cotton bale and bayonets are taken from the arms of the 7th Infantry Regiment, adopted in 1912.
- The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1923-10-18.
- Hoist: Three Feet.
- Fly: Four Feet.
- Organizational colors:
- Background: National flag blue
- Fringe: Yellow.
- Letters and Numbers: National Flag Blue
- Scrolls: Yellow
- The flag has a solid background with an embroidered American eagle displayed centered thereon, in Proper Colors.
- 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.