38th Infantry Regiment, US Army
38TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure, chief a chevron reversed rompu point enhanced Argent, in base three bendlets sinister of the last.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors (Blue and White) a boulder Proper.
Motto: THE ROCK OF THE MARNE.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 7/32 inches (3.10cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, in chief a chevron reversed rompu point enhanced Argent, in base three bendlets sinister of the last. Above the shield a wreath of the colors a boulder Proper. Attached below the shield a gold motto scroll inscribed "THE ROCK OF THE MARNE" in blue letters.
The regiment was organized in 1917 and took part in the French Campaigns of 1918 in the 3d Division; its most remarkable feat being at Chateau Thierry on the Marne, July 15, where it broke the point of the German attack. This division is shown by the broken chevron, the rock and motto. The divisional insignia forms the base of the shield.
The arms were approved on 7 July 1921. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 25 November 1922. Literature: Images and Information from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.