52D INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, on a bend Or a six-pointed mullet Gules; on a sinister canton Argent a fusil of the third bearing a Silver cross patée charged with a Red acorn. Attached below the shield a Blue scroll inscribed "FORTIS ET CERTUS" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The charges on the canton represent the 11th Infantry from which this Regiment was formed in 1917. Its first combat service was in World War I in the Gerardmer Sector in Alsace, a short distance west of Colmar. The bend from the arms of Alsace has been charged with the 6th Division shoulder sleeve insignia to show that the Regiment was with that Division in France. The motto translates to "Brave and True."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 52d Infantry Regiment on 5 December 1928. It was redesignated for the 52d Armored Infantry Regiment on 29 September 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 52d Armored Infantry Battalion on 27 November 1956. It was redesignated for the 52d Infantry Regiment on 31 October 1958.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, on a bend Or a six-pointed mullet Gules; on a sinister canton Argent a fusil of the third bearing a Silver cross patée charged with a Red acorn.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, a mace palewise Or.

Motto

FORTIS ET CERTUS (Brave and True).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The charges on the canton represent the 11th Infantry from which this Regiment was formed in 1917. Its first combat service was in World War I in the Gerardmer Sector in Alsace, a short distance west of Colmar. The bend from the arms of Alsace has been charged with the 6th Division shoulder sleeve insignia to show that the Regiment was with that Division in France.

Crest

The regiment was formed from the 11th Infantry in 1917. Its first combat service was in World War I in the Gerardmer Section in Alsace, a short distance west of Colmar; therefore, a mace taken from the arms of Colmar has been used for the crest.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 52d Infantry Regiment on 29 June 1921. It was redesignated for the 52d Armored Infantry Regiment on 29 September 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 52d Armored Infantry Battalion on 6 January 1944. It was redesignated for the 52d Infantry Regiment on 31 October 1958.





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