143rd Infantry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard
143RD INFANTRY REGIMENT, TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure, a bend wavy Argent between an oak tree eradicated and a key fesswise Or.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Texas Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure a mullet of the first encircled by a garland of live oak and olive Proper.
Motto: ARMS SECURE PEACE.
The Crest is that for Regiments and Separate Battalions of the Texas Army National Guard. The shield is blue for Infantry. The bend wavy represents the Regiment’s service on the Mexican border along the Rio Grande River and the Aisne River in France along which the Regiment participated in operations during World War I. The oak tree symbolizes the Meuse-Argonne Operation during which the Regiment received its baptism of fire. The gold key, taken from the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal, indicates the service during the Spanish-American War.
The arms were approved on 17 April, 1929.
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