27TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
Left: On a black oblong a wolf's head erased facing to the left in gold above the motto "NEC ASPERA TERRENT" in gold letters. Right: On a black oblong a wolf's head erased facing to the right in gold above the motto "NEC ASPERA TERRENT" in gold letters. The insignia is 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height.

Symbolism
The wolf's head is a glorified design developed as a result of the nickname "Wolfhounds" for the 27th Infantry. The nickname "Wolfhounds" was adopted by the organization due to its service in Siberia during World War I. The motto has been in use by the Regiment since its activation and translates to "Frightened By No Difficulties."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 May 1931.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, the insignia of the Siberian American Expeditionary Force Proper.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure two krises saltirewise Gules, hilted Or, in the upper angle a crescent Argent.

Motto

NEC ASPERA TERRENT (Frightened By No Difficulties).

Symbolism

Shield

The regiment saw service in the Siberian Expedition 1918-1920, this is indicated by the charge on the shield, the shrapnel case in blue outline with the blue polar bear seated.

Crest

The 27th Infantry was organized in 1901. It saw fighting in the Philippines, particularly in the Lake Lanao expedition. This service is indicated by the crest.

Motto

 
The motto has been in use by the Regiment since its activation and translates to "Frightened By No Difficulties."

         


Background
The coat of arms was approved on 12 January 1922.





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