155TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, in bend a giant cactus and a fleur-de-lis paleways Or; on a chief Argent a saltire Gray surmounted by a cross Gules charged with an arrow fessways of the third. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "STAND FAST" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue, the present Infantry color, and the chief is white, the old Infantry color. The arrow and cross represent Indian War and War of 1812 service. The cactus indicated the organization's service during the Mexican War. The gray saltire is for the organization's service as Confederate troops during the Civil War. World War I service is denoted by the fleur-de-lis. It is understood that Colonel Jefferson Davis, when commanding the troops at the Battle of Buena Vista, commanded, "Stand Fast, Mississippians," when other troops were beginning to fall back. The motto selected is taken from this command.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 4 June 1931.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, in bend a giant cactus and a fleur-de-lis paleways Or; on a chief Argent a saltire Gray surmounted by a cross Gules charged with an arrow fessways of the third.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Mississippi National Guard: On a wreath of the colors (Or and Azure) a slip of magnolia full flower with leaves Proper behind a trident Sable.

Motto

STAND FAST.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue, the present Infantry color, and the chief is white, the old Infantry color. The arrow and cross represent Indian War and War of 1812 service. The cactus indicated the organization's service during the Mexican War. The gray saltire is for the organization's service as Confederate troops during the Civil War. World War I service is denoted by the fleur-de-lis. It is understood that Colonel Jefferson Davis, when commanding the troops at the Battle of Buena Vista, commanded, "Stand Fast, Mississippians," when other troops were beginning to fall back. The motto selected is taken from this command.

Crest

The crest is that of the Mississippi Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 4 June 1931.





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