144TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a bend wavy double cottised potenté counter-potenté, in base a sheathed Roman sword, point to base, Argent. Attached above the shield from a wreath Argent and Azure a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of live oak and olive Proper. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "PAR ONERI" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The wavy bend symbolizes Mexican Border duty in the Big Bend District of Texas, while the doubled cottises potenté are from the arms of Champagne for service during World War I. The arms of Champagne are: "Azure, a bend Argent double cottised potenté counter-potenté Or." The sheathed Roman sword, point to base is from the Spanish War service medal, indicating Spanish War service. The motto translates to "Equal To The Task."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 144th Infantry Regiment on 6 March 1929. It was redesignated for the 145th Armored Infantry Battalion on 27 December 1951. The insignia was redesignated for the 144th Infantry Regiment on 20 July 1960.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a bend wavy double cottised potenté counter-potenté, in base a sheathed Roman sword, point to base, Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Texas Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of live oak and olive Proper.

Motto

PAR ONERI (Equal To The Task).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The wavy bend symbolizes Mexican Border duty in the Big Bend District of Texas, while the doubled cottises potenté are from the arms of Champagne for service during World War I. The arms of Champagne are: "Azure, a bend Argent double cottised potenté counter-potenté Or." The sheathed Roman sword, point to base is from the Spanish War service medal, indicating Spanish War service.

Crest

The crest is that of the Texas Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 144th Infantry Regiment on 8 March 1929. It was redesignated for the 145th Armored Infantry Battalion on 27 December 1951. The insignia was redesignated for the 144th Infantry Regiment on 20 July 1960.





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