365TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a rounded shield blazoned: Azure, a fess Argent between a fleur-de-lis and an annulet Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “FORTIORUM FORTIA FACTA” in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for the Infantry. The functions of the organization are illustrated by the silver (white) horizontal band which is the heraldic representation of a military shield or girdle of honor and signifies that the bearer must always be in readiness to undergo the business of public weal. The battle honors earned in France in World War I are indicated by the gold fleur-de-lis. The numerical designation is represented by the three divisions of the shield, the heraldic annulet, symbol of cadency of the sixth son and the annulet for the fifth son, thus forming the number 365. The motto translates to “The Brave Deeds Of Brave Men.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 December 1942.




Coat of Arms

Coat Of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Azure, a fess Argent between a fleur-de-lis and an annulet Or.

Crest

None.

Motto

FORTIORUM FORTIA FACTA (The Brave Dees of Brave Men).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for the Infantry. The functions of the organization are illustrated by the silver (white) horizontal band which is the heraldic representation of a military shield or girdle of honor and signifies that the bearer must always be in readiness to undergo the business of public weal. The battle honors earned in France in World War I are indicated by the gold fleur-de-lis. The numerical designation is represented by the three divisions of the shield, the heraldic annulet, symbol of cadency of the sixth son and the annulet for the fifth son, thus forming the number 365.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 24 December 1942.





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