218TH 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 width overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent a palmetto tree issuant from an oak tree eradicated with branches lopped off barwise, both Proper, a bordure Azure. Attached around the shield is a Silver circular scroll inscribed "CONSTANS ANIMIS" in Blue.

Symbolism
The service of the former organization, the 218th Infantry, is indicated by the colors white and blue which represent the old and present colors for Infantry. The palmetto and dead oak tree are also prominently featured in the state seal. The motto translates to "Steadfast of Purpose."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 218th Infantry Regiment on 27 March 1953. It was rescinded (cancelled) on 20 July 1960. It was redesignated with the description and symbolism revised for the 218th Regiment on 2 June 1997.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, a palmetto tree issuant from an oak tree eradicated with branches lopped off barwise, both Proper, a bordure Azure.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the South Carolina Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure, upon a mount Vert a palmetto tree Proper charged with a crescent Argent.

Motto

CONSTANS ANIMIS (Steadfast Of Purpose).

Symbolism

Shield

The service of the former organization, the 218th Infantry, is indicated by the colors white and blue which represent the old and present colors for Infantry. The palmetto and dead oak tree are also prominently featured in the state seal.

Crest

The crest is that of the South Carolina Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 218th Infantry Regiment on 27 March 1953. It was rescinded (cancelled) on 20 July 1960. It was redesignated with the blazon and symbolism revised for the 218th Regiment on 2 June 1997.





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