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119th Infantry Regiment
119th Infantry coa.png
Coat of arms
Active 12 September 1917-2000
Country United States
Branch North Carolina Army National Guard
Type Infantry
Motto(s) 'Undaunted"
Engagements American Civil War
New Berne
North Carolina 1862
World War I
Somme Offensive
Ypres-Lys
Flanders
World War II
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe
Decorations French Croix de Guerre (2)[1]
Insignia
DUI 119 Inf Rgt DUI

The 119th Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment of the United States Army. The unit was an organic element of the 30th Infantry Division ("Old Hickory") of the United States Army.

Recent historyEdit

The 119th was an active unit of the United States Army National Guard as recently as 2000.

Distinctive unit insigniaEdit

  • Description

A Silver color and metal enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Azure and Argent, upon a mound in base Vert a lion rampant passant counterchanged, eyed, langued and armed Gules. Attached below and to the sides of the shield is a Silver scroll turned Blue inscribed “UNDAUNTED” in Blue letters.

  • Symbolism

The blue is the color of the Infantry. The functions of the organization are allegorically implied by the ferocious lion, heraldically being the lively image of a good soldier who must be valiant of courage, strong of body and a foe to fear. The motto alludes to the symbolism of the shield and is expressive of the characteristics of the personnel.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 4 February 1943. It was amended to change the description on 29 March 1953.

Coat of armsEdit

BlazonEdit

  • Shield

Per fess Azure and Argent, upon a mound in base Vert a lion rampant passant counterchanged, eyed, langued and armed Gules.

  • Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the North Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a hornet's nest hanging from a bough beset with 13 hornets all Proper. Motto: UNDAUNTED.

SymbolismEdit

  • Shield

The blue is the color of the Infantry. The functions of the organization are allegorically implied by the ferocious lion, heraldically being the lively image of a good soldier who must be valiant of courage, strong of body and a foe to fear.

  • Crest

The crest is that of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

BackgroundEdit

The coat of arms was approved on 4 February 1943. It was amended to change the blazon on 29 March 1953.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. DA GO, 14-59 15 Jun 1944; DA GO 43-50, 17-25 Dec 1944

Bibliography

  • "The Army Lineage Book Volume II: Infantry" Department of the Army.

External linksEdit

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