121st Infantry Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard

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121ST INFANTRY REGIMENT, GEORGIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD


Arms of 121st Infantry Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 121st Infantry Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia Left Side)
Arms of 121st Infantry Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia Rigth Side)


Official blazon

Azure, a saltire Gray, fimbriated Or between in fess a prickly pear cactus and a fleuyr-de-lis of the like.
Crest: That for Regiments and Separate Battalions of the Georgia Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors (Or and Azure) a boar's head erased Gules, in the mouth an oak branch Vert fructed Or.
Motto: Faciendum est

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in width overall consisting of an "Old Gray Bonnet" Proper. The insignia to be manufactured and worn in pairs.

Origin/meaning

Blue is the colour of Infantry. The Grey Saltire symbolises Confederate Service during the Civil War. The Cactus symbolises Mexican Border Service and the Fleur-de-lis serive in France during World War I. The Crest is that for Regiments and Separate Battalions of the Georgia Army National Guard. The Motto translates as It shall be done.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: The 121st Infantry adopted "The Old Gray Bonnet" as the official air and is known as the "Old Gray Bonnet" Regiment.

The Coat of Arms was approved for the 121st Regiment Infantry, Georgia Army National Guard on 26 June 1928. It was redesignated for the 162nd Tank Battalion, Georgia Army National guard on 24 May 1956. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 121st Infantry, Georgia National Guard on 17 April 1961. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 121st Regiment Infantry, Georgia National Guard on 27 June 1928. It was amended to permit manufacturing in pairs on 16 August 1928. It was redesignated for the 162d Tank Battalion, Georgia National Guard on 24 May 1956. The insignia was redesignated for the 121st Infantry, Georgia National Guard on 17 April 1961.


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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army