20TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/32 inches (2.62cm) in width overall consisting of a wreath Or and Azure four rifles two and two saltirewise conjoined forming the Roman notation XX Or.

Symbolism
The rifles, from the regimental coat of arms, form the Roman numeral ''XX,'' the numerical designation of the Regiment.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 8 March 1922. It was amended to change the wording in the description and the method of wear, making the bronze insignia obsolete on 6 December 1923. It was amended to correct the description on 9 July 2015.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per bend Azure and Gules, on a bend Or between in chief a cross patée Argent and in base a triangle of the first fimbriated of the third charged with a sun in splendor of the same, a five-bastioned fort of the fourth fimbriated Sable.

Crest

From a wreath Or and Azure four rifles two and two saltirewise conjoined forming the Roman notation XX Or.

Motto

TANT QUE JE PUIS (To The Limit Of Our Ability).

Symbolism

Shield

The regiment was organized in 1861 as the Second Battalion of the 11th Infantry and as such saw service in the Civil War. The first engagement was at Yorktown in 1862. The greater part of the Civil War service was in the Second Division of the 5th Corps, the badge of which was a white cross patée. The designation changed to the 20th in 1868. The regiment saw service in Cuba in the Spanish War as a portion of the 5th Corps at El Caney and San Juan. The badge of the 5th Corps was a five-bastioned fort. In the Philippine Islands it saw service in the Pasig Campaign of 1899. The Katipunan device is shown in the base.

Crest

The rifles form the Roman numeral “XX,” the numerical designation of the Regiment.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 19 August 1921. It was amended to correct the blazon of the crest on 9 July 2015.





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