Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver
color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78cm) in height overall
consisting of a shield blazoned: Sable, a pale wavy Argent charged with
a fusil Gules; on a canton embattled of the second a field gun of the
third on a mount Vert. Attached below the shield a silver scroll
inscribed "TO THE UTMOST EXTENT OF OUR POWER" in black letters.
Background: The distinctive unit insignia was
approved on 22 Jun 1931.
Coat of Arms:
Shield: Sable, a pale wavy Argent charged with a
fusil Gules. On a canton embattled of the second a field gun of the
third on a mount Vert.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Sable a
clenched dexter hand Proper.
Motto: TO THE UTMOST EXTENT OF OUR POWER.
Symbolism: This regiment was organized in June 1917
from the 7th Infantry and participated in the World War in the 5th
Division, the insignia of which is carried on the shield. Black, white
and red show engagements against Germany and the wavy pale is for the
Meuse River, the crossing of which near Dun in November 1918 was the
outstanding operation of the regiment. The crest and motto symbolized
the spirit of the regiment during the Meuse crossing and are guides for
the future conduct of the organization.
Background: The coat of arms was approved on 7 Jan 1921.