113TH 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 saltire Argent, in chief an oak tree eradicated of the last. Attached above the shield from a wreath Argent and Azure, a lion's head erased Or collared four fusils Gules. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "FIDELIS ET FORTIS" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for the Infantry; the white saltire cross commemorates the service of the old regiment in the Civil War and the silver oak tree the service in World War I (Argonne Forest). The motto is the motto of the old 1st New Jersey Infantry and translates to "Faithful and Brave."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 113th Infantry Regiment on 26 March 1925. It was amended to include the motto on 22 July 1925. It was redesignated for the 113th Armored Infantry Battalion on 5 July 1952. The insignia was redesignated for the 113th Infantry Regiment and amended to include the State crest on 5 June 1961.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a saltire Argent, in chief an oak tree eradicated of the last. Attached above the shield from a wreath Argent and Azure, a lion's head erased Or collared four fusils Gules.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a lion's head erased Or collared four fusils Gules.

Motto

FIDELIS ET FORTIS (Faithful and Brave).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for the Infantry; the white saltire cross commemorates the service of the old regiment in the Civil War and the silver oak tree the service in World War I (Argonne Forest).

Crest

The crest is that of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 113th Infantry Regiment on 26 March 1925. It was redesignated for the 113th Armored Infantry Battalion on 5 July 1952. It was redesignated for the 113th Infantry Regiment on 5 June 1961.





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