338TH REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess abased Argent and Azure, in chief a thistle Proper. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "MARCHONS" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is silver (white) and blue, the Infantry colors. The blue in base also refers to the organization's original allocation to Michigan with headquarters in Lansing in the southern part of the states, blue being the color of the state flag. The "per fess" division of the shield and the thistle are from the arms of Nancy, the nearest arms-bearing town to Maron, where the 338th Infantry was stationed during World War I. The motto translates to "March On."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 338th Infantry Regiment on 27 March 1928. It was redesignated for the 338th Regiment on 5 August 1960. The insignia was amended to correct the description and revise the symbolism on 3 April 1970.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess abased Argent and Azure, in chief a thistle Proper.

Crest

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

MARCHONS (March On).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is white and blue, the Infantry colors. The blue in base also refers to the organization's original allocation to Michigan with headquarters in Lansing in the southern part of the states, blue being the color of the state flag. The "per fess" division of the shield and the thistle are from the arms of Nancy, the nearest arms-bearing town to Maron, where the 338th Infantry was stationed during World War I.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 338th Infantry Regiment on 27 March 1928. It was redesignated for the 338th Regiment on 5 August 1960. The insignia was amended to correct the blazon of the shield and revise the symbolism on 3 April 1970.





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