111 Infantry Regiment
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of an oval Azure a reproduction of the statue of Benjamin Franklin, by R. Tait MacKenzie, affronté Or.
The field is blue for Infantry. Benjamin Franklin was the organizer of the “Associators,” to which organization the 111th Infantry traces its history.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 June 1929.
Coat Of Arms
Azure, on a saltire Argent voided Gules a fleur-de-lis Or; on a canton of the second a fess Sable charged with three plates.
That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a lion rampant guardant Proper holding in dexter paw a naked scimitar Argent, hilted Or, and in sinister an escutcheon Argent on a fess Sable three plates.
NULLA VESTIGIA RETRORAUM (No Steps Backward).
The shield is blue for Infantry. The saltire is for the Civil War service and the fleur-de-lis for World War I service. The canton represents the shield that appeared on the “Associators’” flag, indicating the Revolutionary War service of the organization. The silver saltire has been voided with red in similitude to the colors of the uniforms of the Pennsylvania troops as prescribed by General Washington in 1779. The motto was used by the 3d Infantry, Pennsylvania National Guard, for a number of years.
The crest is that of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
The coat of arms was approved on 13 June 1929.