28TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a lion rampant Sable.

Symbolism
When this regiment was organized in 1901, the color of Infantry facings was white, which has been taken for the color of the shield.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 Sep 1923.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, a lion rampant Sable.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors a kris and kampilan in saltire Argent hilted Sable, encircled by a fourragére in the colors of the French Croix-de-Guerre Proper.

Motto

VINCIT AMOR PATRIAE (Love of Country Conquers).

Symbolism
When this regiment was organized in 1901, the color of Infantry facings was white, which has been taken for the color of the shield. As soon as organized the regiment went to the Philippines, seeing active service against the Moros in Mindanao. The kris and kampilan, the Moro weapons, commemorate such service. In the World War the 28th Infantry was in the 1st Division, and was the attacking regiment at Cantigny, the first important engagement of our Army in that war. Cantigny is in the ancient province of Picardy, whose arms carried three black rampant lions. The regiment was cited twice in Army Orders by the French for distinguished services rendered at Cantigny and Soissons, and was awarded the fourragére, which is incorporated as a part of the crest. The motto is Vincit Amor Patriae (Love of Country Conquers).

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 11 Dec 1920.





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