69th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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69th Infantry Regiment (Federal)
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Coat of arms
Active 1918
Country  United States
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Motto Conjunctis Viribus (With united powers)
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 69 INFANTRY REG-DUI.jpg
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The 69th Infantry Regiment was an Regular Army (United States) infantry regiment not to be confused with the National Guard regiment of the the same designation.

History

There have been three different lineages started under this number: The famous 69th Infantry Regiment (New York), and two under the federal designation. During this time period the New York unit was called the 165th Infantry in keeping with the National Guard system.

Lineage

  • Constituted 9 July 1918 in the Regular Army as the 69th Infantry and assigned to the 10th Infantry Division, Organized 10 August 1918 at Camp Funston, Kansas from personnel of the 41st Infantry. Relieved from the 10th Division and demobilized 13 February 1919 at Camp Funston.
  • Constituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as the 69th Infantry (Light Tank) and allotted to the Seventh Corps Area. Organized about 1936 with Headquarters at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Disbanded 11 November 1944.

Distinctive unit insignia

  • Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a wyvern erect Or.
  • Symbolism: The shield is blue for Infantry. The wyvern is a fabulous monster whose glance is death, and to whom is attributed the power to go through flames and to crush and destroy, it also symbolizes mobility.
  • Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 June 1939. It was rescinded on 27 January 1959.

Coat of arms

  • Blazon
    • Shield: Azure, a wyvern erect Or.
    • Crest: None.
    • Motto: CONJUNCTIS VIRIBUS (With United Powers).
  • Symbolism
    • Shield: The shield is blue for Infantry. The wyvern is a fabulous monster whose glance is death, and to whom is attributed the power to go through flames and to crush and destroy, it also symbolizes mobility.
    • Crest: None.
  • Background: The coat of arms was approved on 23 June 1939. It was rescinded on 27 January 1959.

Current units

Not active

See also

References

  • Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from ..., Volume 1 By Francis Bernard Heitman
  • Encyclopedia of United States Army insignia and uniforms By William K. Emerson (page 51).
  • Sawicki, James A. (1981). Infantry Regiments of the US Army. Wyvern Publications. ISBN 978-0-9602404-3-2. 

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