138TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/32 inches (2.62 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, the equestrian statue in profile of Louis IX (St. Louis) of France Or, (the statue is in forest Park, St. Louis, by C.H. Niehaus).

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The statue of Louis IX (St. Louis) alludes to the home area of the organization.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 138th Infantry Regiment on 24 May 1926. It was redesignated for the 1138th Engineer Battalion on 3 May 1989. The insignia was redesignated effective 2 September 2010, for the 138th Infantry Regiment.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, the equestrian statue in profile of Louis IX (St. Louis) of France Or, (the statue is in forest Park, St. Louis, by C.H. Niehaus).

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Missouri Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure, a grizzly bear rampant Proper.

Motto

ST. LOUIS' OWN.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The statue of Louis IX (St. Louis) alludes to the home area of the organization.

Crest

The crest is that of the Missouri Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 138th Infantry Regiment on 8 July 1922. It was amended to correct the blazon on 11 October 1923. It was redesignated for 1138th Engineer Battalion on 3 May 1989. The insignia was redesignated effective 2 September 2010, for the 138th Infantry Regiment with the blazon of the crest updated.





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