Category:17th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Azure, a wall embattled Argent, maconné de Sable, between in chief a cross patée and a five-bastioned fort voided, and in base a buffalo statant of the second.
  • Crest: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Azure, a sea lion erect Or armed and langued Gules grasping in its dexter claw two arrows Sable, armed and flighted Gules.
  • Motto: TRUTH AND COURAGE.

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield:
  1. The shield is blue for Infantry.
  2. Service in the Civil War is shown by the white cross patée, the badge if the 5th Army Corps in the Army of the Potomac, and by the stone wall which symbolizes the famous stone wall at Fredericksburg.
  3. The five-bastioned fort was the badge of the 5th Army Corps in Cuba.
  4. The buffalo represents service in Korea; It was adopted as a symbol of the unit while it served there.
  • Crest: The crest is the white maltese cross of the V Corps in the Civil War and represents the desperate fighting in the Wheatfield and Devil's Den at Gettysburg where the regiment lost approximately 50% of its effective strength.
  • Motto: The sea lion is taken from the Spanish arms of Manila, and the arrows represent Indian campaigns.

Background[edit]

  1. The coat of arms was originally approved on 1921-03-15.
  2. It was amended by the addition of the buffalo for Korean service on 1952-05-05.
  3. The coat of arms was amended on 1990-05-01 to revise the blazon and symbolism of the design.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description[edit]

  • A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a wall embattled Argent, maconné de Sable, between in chief a cross patée and a five-bastioned fort voided, and in base a buffalo statant of the second.

Symbolism[edit]

  1. The shield is blue for Infantry.
  2. Service in the Civil War is shown by the white cross patée, the badge if the 5th Army Corps in the Army of the Potomac, and by the stone wall which symbolizes the famous stone wall at Fredericksburg.
  3. The five-bastioned fort was the badge of the 5th Army Corps in Cuba.
  4. The buffalo represents service in Korea.

Background[edit]

  1. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 1924-10-14.
  2. It was amended by the addition of the buffalo for Korean service on 1952-05-05.
  3. The insignia was amended on 1990-05-01 to revise the description and symbolism of the design.

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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