75TH RANGER 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 as follows: Quarterly Azure (Blue) and Vert (Green), between in the first and fourth quarters a radiant sun of twelve points and a mullet Argent, a lightning flash couped bendsinisterwise Gules fimbriated Or.

Symbolism
The colors blue, white, red and green represent four of the original six combat teams of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly referred to as Merrill's Marauders, which were identified by color. To avoid confusion, the other two colors, khaki and orange, were not represented in the design, however, khaki was represented by the color of the uniform worn by US forces in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The unit's close cooperation with the Chinese forces in the China-Burma-India Theater is represented by the sun symbol from the Chinese flag. The white star represents the Star of Burma, the country in which the Marauders campaigned during World War II. The lightning bolt is symbolic of the strike characteristics of the Marauders' behind-the-line activities.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 75th Infantry Regiment on 18 March 1969. It was redesignated for the 75th Ranger Regiment on 3 February 1986.




Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

75th Ranger Regiment
1st Ranger Battalion
2d Ranger Battalion
3d Ranger Battalion
75th Ranger Special Troops Battalion

Description/Blazon
A black cloth triparted arced scroll with narrow red fimbriations and a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border, 1 29/32 inches (4.84 cm) in height and 3 11/16 inches (9.37 cm) in width overall inscribed "75 RANGER RGT" in white letters.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 75th Infantry Regiment on 26 July 1984. It was redesignated for the 75th Ranger Regiment on 14 February 1986. The shoulder sleeve insignia for the 1st, 2d and 3d Ranger Battalions were approved on 26 July 1984. The shoulder sleeve insignia for the Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment was approved on 7 April 2006.

75th Ranger Regiment: TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-694
1st Ranger Battalion: TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-695
2d Ranger Battalion: TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-696
3d Ranger Battalion: TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-697
Special Troops Battalion: TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-886




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Quarterly Azure and Vert, between in the first and fourth quarters a radiant sun of twelve points and a mullet Argent, a lightning flash couped bendsinisterwise Gules fimbriated Or.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, issuing in back of an embattlement of a tower with six merlons Or a pedestal Gules supporting a chinthé affronté of the third in front of a torteau within an annulet of the second.

Motto

SUA SPONTE (Of Their Own Accord).

Symbolism

Shield

The colors blue, white, red and green represent four of the original six combat teams of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly referred to as Merrill's Marauders, which were identified by color. To avoid confusion, the other two colors, khaki and orange were not represented in the design; however, khaki was represented by the color of the uniform worn by US forces in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The unit's close cooperation with the Chinese forces in the China-Burma-India Theater is represented by the sun symbol from the Chinese flag. The white star represents the Star of Burma, the country in which the Marauders campaigned during World War II. The lightning bolt is symbolic of the strike characteristics of the Marauders' behind-the-line activities.

Crest

The organization's service in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II is represented by the chinthé (a gold Burmese lion). The blue annulet symbolizes the Presidential Unit Citation awarded for service at Myitkyina, Burma, the "gateway to China." The gold embattlement in base refers to the unit's combat service in Vietnam while the six merlons represent six Valorous Unit Awards; the two Meritorious Unit Commendations earned by elements of the Regiment are denoted by the scarlet disc at center.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 75th Infantry Regiment on 27 July 1954. It was amended to add a crest on 23 May 1974. The insignia was redesignated for the 75th Ranger Regiment effective 3 February 1986.




Combat Service Identification Badge

75th Ranger Regiment
1st Ranger Battalion
2d Ranger Battalion
3d Ranger Battalion
75th Ranger Special Troops Battalion

Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.





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