323D 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 Lorraine Cross Or overall between the transverse arms a Lynx head caboshed Proper. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "LE BON VOULOIR SERVIR LE PAYS" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The lynx head recalls the 81st Division and the Lorraine cross, the service "over there." The motto is also typical of its service in France, as well as of every red blooded American citizen, and well supports the idea exemplified by the crest.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 323d Infantry Regiment on 19 September 1925. It was redesignated for the 323d Regiment on 5 August 1960.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a Lorraine Cross Or overall between the transverse arms a Lynx head caboshed Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors 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

LE BON VOULOIR SERVIR LE PAYS (The Good Will To Serve The Country).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The lynx head recalls the 81st Division and the Lorraine cross, the service "over there." The motto is also typical of its service in France, as well as of every red blooded American citizen, and well supports the idea exemplified by the crest.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 323d Infantry Regiment on 18 September 1925. It was redesignated for the 323d Regiment on 5 August 1960.





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