423D REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, in chief a battering-ram Or.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The battering-ram represents the power of the tank as a break-through weapon.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 423d Infantry Regiment on 18 June 1935. It was redesignated for the 423d Regiment on 1 June 1961.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, in chief a battering-ram Or.

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

POWER.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The battering-ram represents the power of the tank as a break-through weapon.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 423d Infantry Regiment on 18 June 1935. It was redesignated for the 423d Regiment on 1 June 1961.





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