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119th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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Active  1917-2000
Type  Infantry
Motto(s)  'Undaunted"
Country  United States
Part of  North Carolina ARNG
119th Infantry Regiment (United States)
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

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.

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Recent history

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

Distinctive unit insignia

  • 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.

    Blazon

  • 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.

    Symbolism

  • 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.

    Background

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

    References

    119th Infantry Regiment (United States) Wikipedia


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