123D INFANTRY REGIMENT (OBSOLETE DESIGN)
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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: Azure, a winged dinosaur segreant Argent pierced by a barong fesswise Proper. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Blue scroll edged Silver inscribed "1 • 2 • 3 • GO" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the Infantry color. The winged dinosaur is suggestive of the masthead of the 123d Infantry Regimental newspaper published in New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan; also indicates the New Guinea battle honor. The barong is a weapon used by the Bontoc Igorots and other tribes inhabiting the mountains adjacent to Baguio and symbolizes the battle honor earned in that area.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 9 November 1951. It was rescinded on 7 January 1975.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a winged dinosaur segreant Argent pierced by a barong fesswise Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Illinois Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, the block house of old Fort Dearborn Proper.

Motto

1 ‧ 2 ‧ 3 ‧ GO.


Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the Infantry color. The winged dinosaur is suggestive of the masthead of the 123d Infantry Regimental newspaper published in New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan; also indicates the New Guinea battle honor. The barong is a weapon used by the Bontoc Igorots and other tribes inhabiting the mountains adjacent to Baguio and symbolizes the battle honor earned in that area.

Crest

The crest is that of the Illinois Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 9 November 1951. It was rescinded on 7 January 1975.





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