312TH 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 fess wavy between three fleurs-de-lis, one and two, Argent four lozenges conjoined Gules. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Blue scroll inscribed "AU FEU TOUJOURS" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The wavy fess represents the Aire River in France, which the organization crossed 16 October 1918, after desperate fighting. The three fleurs-de-lis symbolize the two major operations and defensive sector. The four lozenges are taken from Sir George Carteret's coat of arms, denoting the allocation of the organization to New Jersey. The motto translates to "Always At The Fire."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 312th Infantry Regiment on 28 August 1930. It was redesignated for the 312th Regiment on 4 December 1959.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, on a fess wavy between three fleurs-de-lis, one and two, Argent four lozenges conjoined Gules.

Crest

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

Motto

AU FEU TOUJOURS (Always At The Fire).


Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The wavy fess represents the Aire River in France, which the organization crossed 16 October 1918, after desperate fighting. The three fleurs-de-lis symbolize the two major operations and defensive sector. The four lozenges are taken from Sir George Carteret's coat of arms, denoting the allocation of the organization to New Jersey.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 312th Infantry Regiment on 28 August 1930. It was redesignated for the 312th Regiment on 4 December 1959.





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