33D INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a pile cottised Azure, charged with a sword bayonet fesswise of the field. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "RIDENTES VENIMUS" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
This Regiment was organized in the Canal Zone in 1916, and served there during World War I guarding the canal. This is symbolized by the cotises of Infantry blue on each side of a pile to represent the canal. The motto translates to "Smiling We Come."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 8 January 1924.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, a pile cottised Azure, charged with a sword bayonet fesswise of the field.

Crest

None.

Motto

RIDENTES VENIMUS (Smiling We Come).

Symbolism

Shield

This Regiment was organized in the Canal Zone in 1916, and served there during World War I guarding the canal. This is symbolized by the cotises of Infantry blue on each side of a pile to represent the canal.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 2 March 1921.





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