44th Infantry Regiment, US Army

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44TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 44th Infantry Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Per Pale Argent and Azure, on dexter side a raven rising Sable, on sinsiter side a mullet of the first; on a canton of the second an imperial Chinese dragon affronté Or
Crest: None
Motto: In Omnia Paratus (Prepared for all things)

Origin/meaning

This Regiment was organized in june 1917 at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, from the 14th Infantry Regiment, was in the 13th Division in 1918, and in training in the State of Wshington. The colors of the shield are infantry colors; the raven ws the crest of our first US president George Washington and symbolises the connection with the State of Washington. The Canton alludes to the parent Regiment the 14th Infantry. The Coat of Arms was approved on 22 April 1921. It was amended to add the dragon to the canton on 5 December 1921. The Coat of Arms was rescinded/cancelled on 14 December 1959.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army. Picture from Wikimedia Commons.