249TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per chevron Azure and Gules in chief two crossed bayonets Argent and in base a powder horn Or with string looped and inclosing a mullet of six points of the third. Attached below the shield a Silver bipartite scroll inscribed "DESTROY IN DEPTH" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
Crossed bayonets allude to Infantry and combat, and the powder horn is an American symbol for readiness. The star denotes leadership and the six points refer to the composition of the unit from a number of localities. The colors blue and white, and red and gold, are from the wreath and crest of the Oregon Army National Guard, and are used to refer to the unit's home.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 July 1981.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Azure and Gules in chief two crossed bayonets Argent and in base a powder horn Or with string looped and inclosing a mullet of six points of the third.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Oregon Army National Guard: On a wreath Argent 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

DESTROY IN DEPTH.

Symbolism

Shield

Crossed bayonets allude to Infantry and combat, and the powder horn is an American symbol for readiness. The star denotes leadership and the six points refer to the composition of the unit from a number of localities. The colors blue and white, and red and gold, are from the wreath and crest of the Oregon Army National Guard, and are used to refer to the unit's home.

Crest

The crest is that of the Oregon Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 28 May 1981.





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