187th Infantry Regiment, US Army

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187TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 187th Infantry Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Azure on a pile nebuly argent a double-hand sword erect gules.
Crest: On a wreath argent and azure between a Japanese city symbol gules and a mullet of sevens pionts per fess wavy of the last and of the second, a sea lion or charged on the shoulder with a heart prupure and holding in his dexte paw a sword bendwise of the first with hilt and pommel ofd the fourth the balde notched three times to base of the third
Motto: Ne desit virtus (Let valor not fail)

Origin/meaning

Blue is the Colour of the US Infantry. The Nebuly pale symbolises the airborne role. The Sword indicates the character as an Infantry Unit. The Sealion from the Seal of the President of the Philippines, indicates the award of the Philippine Presidental Unit Citation to the Regiment for it first combat jump at Manarwat in the Philippines. The city Symbol stands for Yokohama where the Regimetn landed in 1945 to begin a five Year Period as Occupation Troops in Japan. The Star divided as the Korean Taeguk represents the Regiment's five campaigns during the Korean War. The Heart of the Lion's should stands for Battle at Purple Heart Hill. The Sword with five notches symbolizes the Regiment's three Combat Jumps; One in the Philippines ans two in Korea. Approved 1 Septemebr 1983.

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