Category:9th Infantry Regiment Heraldry
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Coat of Arms
- Shield: Azure, a chevronel wavy Argent between in chief an Imperial Chinese five-toed dragon affronté Or lined Azure and a sun in splendor of the third and in base a wigwam of the like garnished Gules.
- Crest: On a wreath of the colors a pentagon Sable charged with the insignia of the 2nd Infantry Division Proper, and encircled by a fourragere in the colors of the ribbon of the French Croix de Guerre.
- Motto: KEEP UP THE FIRE.
- The 9th Infantry Regiment was organized at Fort Monroe, Virginia in 1855.
- The field of the shield is blue, the Infantry color.
- Numerous Indian campaigns are commemorated by the wigwam.
- Service in the Philippines and in the China Relief Expedition are shown by the sun in splendor, a device used by the Filipino insurrectos, and by the Imperial Chinese dragon respectively.
- In 1898 the regiment took part in the battle of Santiago, crossing the San Juan River at the "bloody angle;" this is represented by the wavy chevron.
- Crest: The crest is the insignia used by the regiment in World War I, surrounded by a fourragere awarded by the French Government for distinguished services rendered.
- The badge was approved on 1920-04-08.
Distinctive Unit Insignia
- A gold color metal and enamel device 1 7/32 inches (3.10cm) overall consisting of a shield blazoned: An imperial five-toed Chinese dragon, head to chief facing the dexter, encircling a disc bearing the numeral "9" all Or; motto "KEEP UP THE FIRE," around edge of the disc.
- The Chinese dragon design commemorates the unit's campaigns in China.
- The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for wear as a belt buckle on 1925-12-22.
- It was amended to conform to the method of wearing a distinctive unit insignia on 1954-11-17.
- 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.