318TH 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 height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Vairy Argent and Gules (Red squirrel fur) three oak trees one and two Vert, on a canton of the first the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 80th Division Proper. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "OLD VIRGINIA NEVER TIRES" in Red letters.

Symbolism
The red squirrel background is for the training in the British Area; Red Squirrel being the Regiment's code name. The three green trees are for the three times into the Argonne. The 80th Division badge is in the canton. The motto was the one carried throughout World War I by the Regiment on its wagon covers.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 318th Infantry Regiment on 27 March 1926. It was redesignated for the 318th Regiment on 18 August 1960.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Vairy Argent and Gules (Red squirrel fur) three oak trees one and two Vert, on a canton of the first the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 80th Division Proper.

Crest

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

OLD VIRGINIA NEVER TIRES.

Symbolism

Shield

The red squirrel background is for the training in the British Area; Red Squirrel being the Regiment's code name. The three green trees are for the three times into the Argonne. The 80th Division badge is in the canton. The motto was the one carried throughout World War I by the Regiment on its wagon covers.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 318th Infantry Regiment on 29 May 1923. It was redesignated for the 318th Regiment on 18 August 1960.





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