102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut Army National Guard
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102ND INFANTRY REGIMENT, CONNECTICUT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Shield: Argent, on a saltire Azure a lion passant guardant, in dexter chief a fleur-de-lis and in sinister chief a prickly pear cactus both paleways, all Or.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Connecticut Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure, a grapevine supported and fructed Proper.
Motto: STAND FORTH.
The shield is white for Infantry. The saltire represents service during the Civil War, the blue indicating that the organization fought on the Northern side.
The gold lion, from the arms of Great Britain, represents Revolutionary War service; the prickly pear cactus, duty on the Mexican Border; and the fleur-de-lis, service in France during World War I.
The Crest is that for Regiments and Separate Battalions of the Connecticut Army National Guard.
The coat of arms was approved on 1927-03-26. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 1927-04-04.
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