Saturday, February 12, 2011
1st, 2nd & 3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiments
My computer chair was still warm after the final touch to “Infantry Brigades” has been made, and here we go again: a new stage of my “Military Insignia” project is well underway. My U.S. Army Infantry gallery is slowly shaping up: first there were active Infantry Divisions, after that - Separate Infantry Brigades. Clearly, I figured that the next logical step should be about all the active U.S. Army Infantry Regiments. As usually, I will be trying my best to cover all the Regimental Coats-of-Arms (COA) and Distinctive Unit Insignias (DUI). The very few regiments happen to have Shoulder-Sleeve Insignia (SSI) or Combat Service Identification Badges (CSIB), but for those that do, I will also try to include them.
As always, I will make my regimental insignia available on a limited number of selected high quality products via my “Military Insignia” galleries exclusively on Zazzle. I will also make my insignia designs available free of charge for any non-profit/non-commercial and charitable causes, benefiting troops and their families.
So, the first three regiments are out, and you can see the thumbnails below.
The 1st Infantry Regiment draws its lineage from a distinguished line of post Revolutionary War Infantry Regiments and is credited with thirty-nine campaign streamers.
1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment's mission is to support the United States Military Academy and to furnish the enlisted garrison for West Point and Stewart Army Subpost.
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment's mission is to deploy worldwide, secure a lodgment, and conduct combat operations in support of U.S. national interests.
It has served the United States for more than two hundred years. It is the 3d oldest regiment in the US Army with a Lineage date of 1808 and a history extending back to 1791. At present the regiment has 65 streamers on its colors.
It currently has three active battalions, and is readily identified by its nickname, The Old Guard, as well as Escort to the President. The regimental motto is Noli Me Tangere (from Latin: - Touch me Not). The regiment is a major unit of the Military District of Washington (MDW).
The regiment is the oldest active unit of infantry in the Army, having been first organized as the First American Regiment in 1784.
Feel free to visit my “Military Insignia” galleries on Zazzle and browse the new “Infantry Regiments” section. New designs will be coming out on a daily basis to the best of my ability. From this point on, I will try to update my blog more often, and publish most of the new designs as I progress. Stay tuned.