168TH 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: Gules, on a bend between in chief a scorpion bendwise Or and a sheathed Roman sword palewise, point to base of the like garnished Red, five fleurs-de-lis palewise Azure. Attached below the shield is a Red scroll inscribed "ACCOMPLISHED WITH ENERGY" in Gold.

Symbolism
The service of the former organization, the 168th Field Artillery, is indicated by the bend which is taken from the arms of the provinces of Lorraine and Champagne. The five fleurs-de-lis denote the five major engagements in which the organization participated during World War I. The scorpion symbolizes service on the Mexican Border and the sheathed Roman sword from the Spanish War service medal represents Spanish War service.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 168th Field Artillery Battalion on 12 December 1928. It was amended to correct the description on 19 January 1929. It was redesignated for the 168th Field Artillery Regiment on 9 January 1943. The insignia was redesignated for the 168th Field Artillery Battalion on 18 August 1943. It was rescinded/cancelled on 1 September 1961. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 168th Regiment on 24 April 1997. It was amended to correct the description on 5 May 1997. It was amended to revise the description on 17 November 1997.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, on a bend, between in chief, a scorpion bendwise and a sheathed Roman sword palewise point to base Or, five fleurs-de-lis palewise Azure.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Colorado Army National Guard: From a wreath Ord and Gules, a fasces palewise Proper with ribbon of Red, White and Blue.

Motto

ACCOMPLISHED WITH ENERGY.

Symbolism

Shield

The service of the former organization, the 168th Field Artillery, is indicated by the bend which is taken from the arms of the provinces of Lorraine and Champagne. The five fleurs-de-lis denote the five major engagements in which the organization participated during World War I. The scorpion symbolizes service on the Mexican Border and the sheathed Roman sword from the Spanish War service medal represents Spanish War service.

Crest

The crest is that of the Colorado Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 168th Field Artillery Battalion on 13 November 1928. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 19 January 1929. It was redesignated for the 168th Field Artillery Regiment on 9 January 1943. The insignia was redesignated for the 168th Field Artillery Battalion on 18 August 1943. It was rescinded/cancelled on 1 September 1961. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 168th Regiment on 24 April 1997. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 17 November 1997.





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