15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure an imperial Chinese dragon affronté Or, langued Gules, issuant in chief Argent (White) a rock of the second between four acorns stem up in fess of the third. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "CAN DO" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue and white, the Infantry colors. On the lower part is the Chinese Dragon, and in the white chief the badge of the 14th Corps repeated four times for the four major operations. Chickamauga where the Regiment fought and held so gallantly is further emphasized by the rock. The motto is the watchword of the Regiment in "Pidgin English" in recollection of the Regiment's long service in China.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 April 1924.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure an imperial Chinese dragon affronté Or, langued Gules, issuant in chief Argent a rock Proper between four acorns stem up in fess of the third.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, a sun with eight points of rays of the first in front of a triangle resting on one point Gules, in the angles of the triangle and in front of the sun three five-pointed mullets Argent.

Motto

CAN DO.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue and white, the Infantry colors. On the lower part is the Chinese Dragon, and in the white chief the badge of the 14th Corps repeated four times for the four major operations. Chickamauga where the Regiment fought and held so gallantly is further emphasized by the rock.

Crest

The crest is the triangle and devices from the Katipunan flag of the Philippine Insurrection.
Motto
The motto is the watchword of the Regiment in "Pidgin English" in recollection of the Regiment's long service in China.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 30 April 1923. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield and crest on 14 July 1924.





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