255TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend wavy Argent and Azure, in chief a wild boar rampant Sable, langued Proper, armed and unguled of the first. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “COR FERRUM” in Black letters.

Symbolism
Blue and white are the colors used for Infantry. The wavy partition line denotes the Rhineland, the organization’s first campaign. The European wild boar, noted for its courage and fierce fighting qualities, symbolizes the vigorous spirit of the Regiment and the European campaign honors awarded during World War II. The motto translates to “Heart of Steel.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 April 1954. It was rescinded on 30 September 1976.




Coat of Arms

Coat Of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per bend wavy Argent and Azure, in chief a wild boar rampant Sable, langued Proper, armed and unguled of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

COR FERREUM (Heart Of Steel).

Symbolism

Shield

Blue and white are the colors used for Infantry. The wavy partition line denotes the Rhineland, the organization’s first campaign. The European wild boar, noted for its courage and fierce fighting qualities, symbolizes the vigorous spirit of the Regiment and the European campaign honors awarded during World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 1 April 1954. It was rescinded on 30 September 1976.





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