Distinctive Unit Insignia

 
Description                                                                          

A Gold color device consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure in fess, a sheathed Roman sword, point to base, and a giant cactus Or; on a chief of the six fleurs-de-lis of the field.

“CIVES ARMA FERANT” (Let the Citizens Bear Arms)

 

Symbolism

The shield is blue for Infantry. The sheathed Roman sword, taken from the Spanish War Service Medal, indicates the service during the Spanish-American War, the cactus denotes the service on the Mexican Border and the chief with the six Fleurs-de-lis symbolizes the six battle honors during World War I.

 
Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on the 11th of June, 1929. It was amended to correct the description on the 6th of July, 1929.

 

 

Coat of Arms


Shield

Azure, in fess a sheathed Roman sword, point to base, and a giant cactus Or; on a chief of the last six fleurs-de-lis of the field.

 
Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors (Or 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.

 
Background

The coat of arms was approved on the 2nd of July, 1929.