311TH REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, an oak tree Or; in a chief dancette Gules fimbriated Argent three alerions of the second. Attached below the shield is a Red scroll turned Gold inscribed "JAMAIS TROP TARD" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry and blue is also the color of the shield of the coat of arms of St. Mihiel. The dancette participation line alludes to the three rocks on the coat of arms of St. Mihiel. The oak tree represents service in the Meuse-Argonne. The arms of Lorraine are "Or, on a bend Gules three alerions of the field," and the three alerions on the red chief denote service in Lorraine. The motto translates to "Never Too Late."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 311th Infantry Regiment on 12 April 1929. It was redesignated for the 311th Regiment on 8 July 1960.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, an oak tree Or; on a chief dancette Gules fimbriated Argent three alerions of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Or 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.

Motto

JAMAIS TROP TARD (Never Too Late).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry and blue is also the color of the shield of the coat of arms of St. Mihiel. The dancette participation line alludes to the three rocks on the coat of arms of St. Mihiel. The oak tree represents service in the Meuse-Argonne. The arms of Lorraine are "Or, on a bend Gules three alerions of the field," and the three alerions on the red chief denote service in Lorraine.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 311th Infantry Regiment on 12 March 1929. It was redesignated for the 311th Regiment on 8 July 1960.





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