159TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, three piles issuant Or, in chief a prickly pear cactus Vert, a sheathed Roman sword paleways, point to base, Gules, and a fleur-de-lis of the first.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The three piles indicate that the organization has been in Federal service three times, and each pile is charged with a device representative of the service in which the organization has been engaged ? Mexican Border service, Spanish War service and service in France during World War I.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 April 1927.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, three piles issuant Or, in chief a prickly pear cactus Vert, a sheathed Roman sword paleways, point to base, Gules, and a fleur-de-lis of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field, all Proper.

Motto

UNITY FOR SERVICE.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The three piles indicate that the organization has been in Federal service three times, and each pile is charged with a device representative of the service in which the organization has been engaged ? Mexican Border service, Spanish War service and service in France during World War I.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 April 1927.





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