Category:9th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]


  • 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.


  • Shield:
  1. The 9th Infantry Regiment was organized at Fort Monroe, Virginia in 1855.
  2. The field of the shield is blue, the Infantry color.
  3. Numerous Indian campaigns are commemorated by the wigwam.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]


  • 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.


  1. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for wear as a belt buckle on 1925-12-22.
  2. It was amended to conform to the method of wearing a distinctive unit insignia on 1954-11-17.



  • 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
  5. 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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