111TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of an oval Azure a reproduction of the statue of Benjamin Franklin, by R. Tait MacKenzie, affronté Or.

Symbolism
The field is blue for Infantry. Benjamin Franklin was the organizer of the "Associators," to which organization the 111th Infantry traces its history.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 June 1929.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, on a saltire Argent voided Gules a fleur-de-lis Or; on a canton of the second a fess Sable charged with three plates.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a lion rampant guardant Proper holding in dexter paw a naked scimitar Argent, hilted Or, and in sinister an escutcheon Argent on a fess Sable three plates.

Motto

NULLA VESTIGIA RETRORAUM (No Steps Backward).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The saltire is for the Civil War service and the fleur-de-lis for World War I service. The canton represents the shield that appeared on the "Associators'" flag, indicating the Revolutionary War service of the organization. The silver saltire has been voided with red in similitude to the colors of the uniforms of the Pennsylvania troops as prescribed by General Washington in 1779. The motto was used by the 3d Infantry, Pennsylvania National Guard, for a number of years.

Crest

The crest is that of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 13 June 1929.





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