Azure, two bars gemel wavy Argent, a shepherd's crook in pale Or between two fleurs-de-lis of the last.
That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
SUIVEZ MOI (Follow Me).
These arms are founded on the history of the regiment. Each bar gemel represents the two rivers between which the regiments fought; first, between the Vesle and the Aisne; and the second bar, the Aire and the Meuse. The most brilliant action of the regiment was in the taking if the town of St Juvin on the Aire River on the 14th of October 1918 (St. Juvin was a hermit shepherd), and the shepherd's crook represents this action. The fleurs-de-lis indicate the tow major offensives of the regiment. The motto was adopted at Camp Upton, New York, upon the organization of the regiment in October 1917, and was taken as typical of the work of the regiment while at Camp Upton. The 306th Infantry was organized at Camp Upton, New York, as a unit of the 77th Division in 1917. It served overseas with the 77th Division and took part in the Meuse-Argonne and Oise-Aisne operations, and held sectors in Champagne and Lorraine.
The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 306th Regiment Infantry, Organized Reserves on 26 Feb 1924. It was amended on 10 Aug 1959 to withdraw "Organized Reserves" from the designation and to delete the Organized Reserves' crest from the coat of arms. On 28 Jul 1970 the coat of arms was amended to reinstate the crest of the Army Reserve and revise the symbolism for the 306th Infantry Regiment. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 306th Regiment on 8 Apr 1999.