379TH 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: Azure, on a bend Gules fimbriated Or three bendlets wavy of the like. Attached below the shield a Blue scroll inscribed "AD FINEM" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The charges are in part emblematic of Oklahoma to which State the Regiment was first allocated. The bend represents the "Cherokee Strip" of land ceded to the Cherokee Indians, which is practically all contained within the original territory of the 379th Infantry. The three bendlets wavy, gold, represent the three rivers which cross Northern Oklahoma: the Arkansas, the Cimarron and the Canadian. Oklahoma was a part of the Louisiana Purchase and of the Spanish Conquest. Blue is the color of France and the blue shield has a dual significance. Yellow and red are the colors of Spain and red is also typical of the Indian country; therefore, the bend is red and the bendlets wavy yellow (gold). The motto translates to "To The End."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 379th Infantry Regiment on 24 February 1926. It was redesignated for the 379th Regiment on 24 January 1962. The insignia was amended to revise the symbolism on 13 April 1970.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, on a bend Gules fimbriated Or three bendlets wavy of the like.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or 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

AD FINEM (To The End).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The charges are in part emblematic of Oklahoma to which State the Regiment was first allocated. The bend represents the "Cherokee Strip" of land ceded to the Cherokee Indians, which is practically all contained within the original territory of the 379th Infantry. The three bendlets wavy, gold, represent the three rivers which cross Northern Oklahoma: the Arkansas, the Cimarron and the Canadian. Oklahoma was a part of the Louisiana Purchase and of the Spanish Conquest. Blue is the color of France and the blue shield has a dual significance. Yellow and red are the colors of Spain and red is also typical of the Indian country; therefore, the bend is red and the bendlets wavy yellow (gold).

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 379th Infantry Regiment on 18 December 1925. It was redesignated for the 379th Regiment on 24 January 1962. The insignia was amended to revise the symbolism on 13 April 1970.





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