182D INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a nude Indian affronté garlanded about the loins with foliage, holding in his right hand an arrow point down paleways, in his left hand a bow in a similar position, all Proper (the seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony of 1628-80), and in sinister chief an escutcheon Azure bearing the four mullets of the Southern Cross of the first (the shoulder sleeve insignia of the Americal Division); on a canton of the last fringed Gules a cross of the like. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "AVITOS JUVAMUS HONORES" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is white, the old Infantry color, and also the color of the Massachusetts State flag. The Indian is that shown on the first seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, made in England and sent to this country in 1628 and used thereafter until 1680. The canton and the Saint George's cross indicate the British origin. The motto translates to "We Uphold Our Ancient Honors."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 182d Infantry Regiment on 19 November 1926. It was amended to change the shield on 4 August 1948. The insignia was amended to add the motto on 21 June 1968. It was redesignated for the 182d Cavalry Regiment with the description updated effective 1 September 2006. It was redesignated for the 182d Infantry Regiment effective 1 September 2009.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, a nude Indian affronté garlanded about the loins with foliage, holding in his right hand an arrow point down paleways, in his left hand a bow in a similar position, all Proper (the seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony of 1628-80), and in sinister chief an escutcheon Azure bearing the four mullets of the Southern Cross of the first (the shoulder sleeve insignia of the Americal Division); on a canton of the last fringed Gules a cross of the like.

Crest

That for the regiments of the Massachusetts Army National Guard: On a wreath Argent and Azure, a dexter arm embowed clothed Blue and ruffed White Proper grasping a broad sword Argent the pommel and hilt Or.

Motto

AVITOS JUVAMUS HONORES (We Uphold Our Ancient Honors).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is white, the old Infantry color, and also the color of the Massachusetts State flag. The Indian is that shown on the first seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, made in England and sent to this country in 1628 and used thereafter until 1680. The canton and the Saint George's cross indicate the British origin.

Crest

The crest is that of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 182d Infantry Regiment on 19 November 1926. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 4 August 1948. It was redesignated for the 182d Cavalry Regiment effective 1 September 2006. The insignia was redesignated for the 182d Infantry Regiment effective 1 September 2009.





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