137TH 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 point shield blazoned: Azure, a pale fitchee to honor point Vert fimbriated Or, in pale a baton and two bolos saltirewise, cutting edges to chief, of the last. Attached below the shield a Blue scroll turned Gold inscribed "VALOR FOR SERVICE" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The crossed bolos represent service in the Philippines; the green pale fitchee, Mexican Border duty; and the baton is taken from the coat of arms of Varennes in the Argonne.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 October 1930.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a pale fitchee to honor point Vert fimbriated Or, in pale a baton and two bolos saltirewise, cutting edges to chief, of the last.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Kansas Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, a sunflower slipped Proper.

Motto

VALOR FOR SERVICE.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The crossed bolos represent service in the Philippines; the green pale fitchee, Mexican Border duty; and the baton is taken from the coat of arms of Varennes in the Argonne.

Crest

The crest is that of the Kansas Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 1 August 1930.





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