333D 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, in bend three axes paleways between six fleurs-de-lis, three similarly arranged enhanced and three debased all Argent. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "THE CITIZEN IN ARMS" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The fleurs-de-lis represent the service in France during World War I and the axe is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 84th Division to which the Regiment was assigned originally. The 3-3-3 arrangement of the charges indicates the numerical designation.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 333d Infantry Regiment, Organized Reserve Corps on 4 December 1952. It was redesignated for the 333d Regiment on 26 November 1959.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, in bend three axes paleways between six fleurs-de-lis, three similarly arranged enhanced and three debased all Argent.

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

THE CITIZEN IN ARMS.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The fleurs-de-lis represent the service in France during World War I and the axe is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 84th Division to which the Regiment was assigned originally. The 3-3-3 arrangement of the charges indicates the numerical designation.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 333d Infantry Regiment, Organized Reserves on 17 March 1925. It was redesignated for the 333d Regiment on 26 November 1959.





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