380TH 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 fess Azure and Gules a fess nowy per fess wavy Argent and of the first between in chief three mullets of the third and in base a powder horn of the like, mouth to dexter, ferruled Sable. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “DIEU DEFEND LE DROIT” in Black letters.

Symbolism
Blue is the color used for Infantry. The horizontal band, simulating both an architectural dome shape and a water symbol, alludes to the U.S. Capitol and the Potomac River and combined with the stars representing the three branches of Government, symbolizes the District of Columbia, home area of the 380th Infantry. The powder horn, a symbol for readiness and vigilance, is also indicative of the rich colonial heritage of the organization. The motto translates to “God Defends The Right.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 31 January 1974.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per fess Azure and Gules a fess nowy per fess wavy Argent and of the first between in chief three mullets of the third and in base a powder horn of the like, mouth to dexter, ferruled Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the District of Columbia Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, the dome of the United States Capitol Proper in front of a rising sun Or.

Motto

DIEU DEFEND LE DROIT (God Defends The Right).

Symbolism

Shield

Blue is the color used for Infantry. The horizontal band, simulating both an architectural dome shape and a water symbol, alludes to the U.S. Capitol and the Potomac River and combined with the stars representing the three branches of Government, symbolizes the District of Columbia, home area of the 380th Infantry. The powder horn, a symbol for readiness and vigilance, is also indicative of the rich colonial heritage of the organization.

Crest

The crest is that of the District of Columbia Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 7 November 1973.





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