153rd Infantry Regiment (First Arkansas), Arkansas Army National Guard

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153RD INFANTRY REGIMENT (FIRST ARKANSAS), ARKANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Coat of arms (crest) of the 153rd Infantry Regiment (First Arkansas), Arkansas Army National Guard

Official blazon

Shield: Azure, a bend wavy between a fleur-de-lis and a giant cactus Argent; on a chief of the last a Great Bear's face of the like fimbriated of the first, lips and tongue Gules. Crest: That for the regiments of the Arkansas National Guard: On a wreath of the colors (Argent and Azure) above two sprays of apple blossoms Proper a diamond Argent charged with four mullets Azure, one in upper point and three in lower, within a bordure of the last bearing twenty-five mullets of the second. Motto: LET'S GO.

Origin/meaning

The shield is blue for Infantry. The wavy bend, representing the Arkansas River, refers to the geographic location of the regiment. The cactus symbolizes service on the Mexican border and the fleur-de-lis service in France during World War I. The Great Bear's face from the shoulder sleeve insignia of the Alaskan Department symbolizes service in that area in World War II. The Crest is that for Regiments and Separate Battalions of the Arkansas Army National Guard. The Coat of Arms was approved 6 January 1930.

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