162TH 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 fess Gules fimbriated Or between in chief a fasces and in base a giant cactus, both of the last. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Blue scroll inscribed "FIRST TO ASSEMBLE" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry, the red fess with the gold edges gives the Spanish colors and the red fess and the blue shield give the colors of the Philippine service ribbon. The cactus indicates the Mexican Border service and the fasces from the arms of the French Republic indicates service in France.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia approved on 16 May 1925. It was amended by addition of the word "giant" in the description on 29 June 1964.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a fess Gules fimbriated Or between in chief a fasces and in base a giant cactus, both of the last.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Oregon Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, a demi-disc Gules charged with the setting sun with twelve light rays Or (the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 41st Division), behind a beaver sejant Proper.

Motto

FIRST TO ASSEMBLE.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry, the red fess with the gold edges gives the Spanish colors and the red fess and the blue shield give the colors of the Philippine service ribbon. The cactus indicates the Mexican Border service and the fasces from the arms of the French Republic indicates service in France.

Crest

The crest is that of the Oregon Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 162d Infantry Regiment on 23 August 1924. It was amended by addition of the word "giant" in the blazonry of the shield on 29 June 1964.





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