200TH 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, a saltire Argent, on a chief Or a Polynesian war club fesswise Gules charged with a pheon of the third. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "CREDE ET VINCE" in Blue.

Symbolism
National flag blue is the branch color used for Infantry units, the service of the former organization. The 200th Infantry Regiment's service is indicated by the silver cross of St. Andrew, which represents the Confederate battle flag and refers to the organization's honorable battle record in the Civil War; the war club is of the type used in New Guinea, and the yellow broad arrow (pheon) symbolizes the assault landing made there. The motto translates to "Believe and Conquer."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 200th Infantry Regiment on 10 September 1951. It was redesignated for the 200th Regiment on 20 March 1997. The insignia was redesignated (in error) for the 200th Infantry Regiment on 1 June 2006. It was redesignated back to the 200th Regiment with the symbolism revised on 17 August 2006.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a saltire Argent, on a chief Or a Polynesian war club fesswise Gules charged with a pheon of the third.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Alabama Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure, a slip of cotton plant with full bursting boll, Proper.

Motto

CREDE ET VINCE (Believe And Conquer).

Symbolism

Shield

National flag blue is the branch color used for Infantry units, the service of the former organization. The 200th Infantry Regiment's service is indicated by the silver cross of St. Andrew, which represents the Confederate battle flag and refers to the organization's honorable battle record in the Civil War; the war club is of the type used in New Guinea, and the yellow broad arrow (pheon) symbolizes the assault landing made there.

Crest

The crest is that of the Alabama Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 200th Infantry Regiment on 10 September 1951. It was redesignated for the 200th Regiment on 20 March 1997. The insignia was redesignated (in error) for the 200th Infantry Regiment on 1 June 2006. It was redesignated back to the 200th Regiment with the blazon and symbolism revised on 17 August 2006.





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