126TH 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: Argent, four fleurs-de-lis Gules between a saltire Azure. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “COURAGE SANS PEUR” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is white (silver), the color of the old Infantry facings. The blue saltire represents service during the Civil War and the four fleurs-de-lis, the organization’s major engagements in France during World War I.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 126th Infantry Regiment on 11 August 1927. It was redesignated with the description updated, for the 126th Armor Regiment on 6 January 2000. The insignia was redesignated for the 126th Cavalry Regiment effective 1 September 2007. It was redesignated effective 22 March 2016, for the 126th Infantry Regiment with the symbolism updated.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, four fleurs-de-lis Gules between a saltire Azure..

Crest

That for the regiments of the Michigan National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Gules, a griffin segreant Or.

Motto

COURAGE SANS PEUR (Courage Without Fear).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is white, the color of the old Infantry facings. The blue saltire represents service during the Civil War and the four fleurs-de-lis, the organization’s major engagements in France during World War I.

Crest

The crest is that of the Michigan Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 126th Infantry Regiment on 10 August 1927. It was redesignated with description updated, for the 126th Armor Regiment on 6 January 2000. The insignia was redesignated for the 126th Cavalry Regiment effective 1 September 2007. It was redesignated effective 22 March 2016, for the 126th Infantry Regiment with the blazon and symbolism updated.





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