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Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
184th Infantry Regiment (Second California)
2d California Infantry Regiment
 
Distinctive Unit Insignia
 
Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/32 inches (2.62 cm) consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a chevron between a battle axe, a giant cactus and a fleur-de-lis, all Or.
Symbolism: The shield is blue for Infantry. The battle axe was used by the Sarsfield Grenadiers as part of their drill paraphernalia; the giant cactus and the fleur-de-lis represent Mexican Border and World War I service, respectively.
 
Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 3 June 1927.
 
Coat of Arms
 
Blazon:
Shield: Azure, a chevron between a battle axe, a giant cactus and a fleur-de-lis, all Or.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.
Motto: LET’S GO.
 
Symbolism:
Shield: The shield is blue for Infantry. The battle axe was used by the Sarsfield Grenadiers as part of their drill paraphernalia; the giant cactus and the fleur-de-lis represent Mexican Border and World War I service, respectively.
Crest: The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.
 
Background: The coat of arms was approved on 3 June 1927.
 
 
184th Infantry Regiment Regimental Color, World War II
 
Private Wilferd Earl Leggett with the Camp Flag of the 2d California Infantry. Mexican Border Campaign, 1916. Image courtesy of Private Leggett's granddaughter, Susie Grohs.

 

Updated 20 December 2008


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