166TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a fess archy of the color of the rainbow Proper (Gules, Or and Azure), above a Maltese cross Sable, a bordure Azure. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "FOLLOW ME" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is white with the blue border ? the older and the later Infantry colors. The rainbow is the device of the 42d Division in World War I and the black Maltese cross recalls the service of the Regiment in Puerto Rico in the Spanish-American War.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 31 July 1926.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, a fess archy of the colors of the rainbow Proper above a Maltese cross Sable, a bordure Azure.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Ohio Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a sheaf of seventeen arrows Argent bound by a sprig of buckeye fructed Proper (Aesculus glabra, two leaves with bursting burr).

Motto

FOLLOW ME.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is white with the blue border ? the older and the later Infantry colors. The rainbow is the device of the 42d Division in World War I and the black Maltese cross recalls the service of the Regiment in Puerto Rico in the Spanish-American War.

Crest

The crest is that of the Ohio Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 18 May 1925.





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