74TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color and metal enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a cross Gules fimbriated Argent, in dexter chief two arrows saltirewise of the like, and in sinister base a fleur-de-lis of the last. Attached below a Silver scroll inscribed "AUDAX ET FORTIS" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
Blue is the color used for Infantry. The red cross appears on the Norwegian flag and alludes to the 3d Battalion (99th Infantry Battalion), constituted and activated in 1942, and composed of the citizens of Norway living in the United States and Norwegian speaking Americans. The make-up of the remainder of the Regiment was American personnel from the joint Canadian-American 1st Special Service Force; signified by its badge of two crossed arrows. The fleur-de-lis represents the Regiment's European battle honors awarded for service during World War II. The motto translates "Bold and Brave."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 August 1954.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a cross Gules fimbriated Argent, in dexter chief two arrows saltirewise of the like, and in sinister base a fleur-de-lis of the last.

Crest

None.

Motto

AUDAX ET FORTIS (Bold and Brave).

Symbolism

Shield

Blue is the color used for Infantry. The red cross appears on the Norwegian flag and alludes to the 3d Battalion (99th Infantry Battalion), constituted and activated in 1942, and composed of the citizens of Norway living in the United States and Norwegian speaking Americans. The make-up of the remainder of the Regiment was American personnel from the joint Canadian-American 1st Special Service Force; signified by its badge of two crossed arrows. The fleur-de-lis represents the Regiment's European battle honors awarded for service during World War II.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 23 August 1954.





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