54TH INFANTRY 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 bend Or, in base a ragged tree trunk eradicated Argent; on a sinister canton of the last a scaling ladder Vert.

Symbolism
This Regiment was organized in 1917 from the 6th Infantry, which is shown on the canton. The shield is blue for Infantry with a gold bend taken from the arms of Alsace where the Regiment saw its first and hardest service in World War I. The ragged tree trunk is for the Meuse-Argonne operation.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 54th Infantry Regiment on 8 December 1928. It was redesignated for the 54th Armored Infantry Regiment on 10 August 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 54th Infantry Regiment on 29 December 1958.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure a bend Or, in base a ragged tree trunk eradicated Argent; on a sinister canton of the last a scaling ladder Vert.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure a six-pointed star Gules charged with a mailed foot Argent.

Motto

"I will cast my shoe over it."

Symbolism

Shield

This Regiment was organized in 1917 from the 6th Infantry, which is shown on the canton. The shield is blue for Infantry with a gold bend taken from the arms of Alsace where the Regiment saw its first and hardest service in World War I. The ragged tree trunk is for the Meuse-Argonne operation.

Crest

The crest is the insignia of the 6th Division, charged with a mailed foot to commemorate the march from the Vosges to the Argonne and back to southern France.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 54th Infantry Regiment on 28 March 1921. It was redesignated for the 54th Armored Infantry Regiment on 10 August 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 54th Infantry Regiment on 29 December 1958.





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