125TH INFANTRY 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: Per chevron Azure and Argent, in dexter chief a palm tree Proper and in base in chevron eleven mullets of the first above a crowned lion rampant berry of ten Or and of the first, in dexter paw a sword of the fourth. Attached below and to the sides is a Blue scroll inscribed "YIELD TO NONE" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue and white to difference it from the former coat of arms of the 125th Infantry Regiment, parent organization, now redesignated for the 425th Infantry Regiment, Michigan National Guard. The palm tree, eleven mullets (stars), and the crowned lion?all charges taken from this coat of arms?are applicable to the organization's historical background. The palm tree represents service at Santiago during the Spanish-American War, and the eleven mullets are for Civil War service. The crowned lion taken from the Arms of Hesse symbolize the organization's entrance into Germany during World War I.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 March 1952.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Azure and Argent, in dexter chief a palm tree Proper and in base in chevron eleven mullets of the first above a crowned lion rampant berry of ten Or and of the first, in dexter paw a sword of the fourth.

Crest

That for regiments and separate battalions of the Michigan Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure a griffin sergeant Or.

Motto

YIELD TO NONE.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue and white to difference it from the former coat of arms of the 125th Infantry Regiment, parent organization, now redesignated for the 425th Infantry Regiment, Michigan National Guard. The palm tree, eleven mullets (stars), and the crowned lion?all charges taken from this coat of arms?are applicable to the organization's historical background. The palm tree represents service at Santiago during the Spanish-American War, and the eleven mullets are for Civil War service. The crowned lion taken from the Arms of Hesse symbolize the organization's entrance into Germany during World War I.

Crest

The crest is that of the Michigan Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 13 March 1952.





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