Category:4th Infantry Regiment Heraldry

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Coat of Arms[edit]


Shield: Vert a cross pateé Argent within a circle of fifteen mullets of the like the upper arm of the cross charged with a castle Gules, the lower arm with a fleur-de-lis, the dexter with an arrow and the sinister with a bolo both paleways all of the last. Crest: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Vert, four plumes Vert. Motto: NOLI ME TANGERE (Don't Tread on Me).


  1. The green shield recalls the Mexican War.
  2. The National flag bore fifteen stars during the War of 1812.
  3. The white cross represents the service of the Regiment in the Civil War; the arrow, the Indian Wars; the castle, the War with Spain; the bolo, the Philippine Insurrection; and the fleur-de-lis, World War I.
  4. Prior to the approval of the coat of arms, the crest and motto were in use by the Regiment for many years.


  1. The coat of arms originally approved on 1924-02-26.
  2. It was updated on 1959-05-29.
  3. On 1989-09-14 it was amended to correct the inconsistencies in the blazon and symbolism of the design.

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]


  • A gold color rectangular metal and enamel device 1⅛ inches (2.86cm) in height and 1 inch (2.54cm) in width, consisting of a scarlet background on which is centered horizontally a green stripe ⅜ inch (.95cm) in width.


  1. Subsequent to the Mexican War and until the blue uniform was abolished, the Band of the Fourth Infantry was authorized to wear a scarlet piping on the chevrons and trousers stripes in commemoration of the Regiment's distinguished service in the battle of Monterey in turning a captured battery of artillery against the enemy.
  2. The scarlet perpetuates this distinguished service of an element of the Regiment.
  3. Green is the predominating color of the coat of arms of the Regiment; it also symbolizes the service of the Fourth Infantry in the Mexican War.


  1. The metal and enamel distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 1987-12-21.
  2. It was amended on 1989-09-14 to revise the description and clarify the symbolism.



  • 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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