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Posted - 07/29/2017 :  15:56:40  Show Profile  Visit chrisg's Homepage  Send chrisg an AOL message
First are a couple of pictures of current members of the 90th training here at Fort Lewis. They are preparing to go to Iraq. What is even more interesting is that the unit facilitating the training is the 2nd Battalion, 358th Regiment. One of the pictures shows a member of the Opposing Force at a Vehicle check point and the other is a group photo of the Tough 'Ombres.




Here is a picture of Bob Levine (WWII 358th) addressing the current members of the 2nd Battalion, 358th at Fort Lewis on 3 Sept 03





Finally is an explanation of the 358th Regimental Insignia and Coat of Arms which may be of value to you also.

358TH REGIMENT

COAT OF ARMS



Blazon:

Shield: Azure, a fess embattled Or, between a fleur-de-lis and a five-pointed mullet of the like.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor) stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto: PERAGIMUS (We Accomplish).



Symbolism:

Shield: The shield is blue for Infantry. The embattled fess represents the enemy's field fortifications taken at Stenay in World War I; the fleur-de-lis indicates service in France. The star, taken from the seal of Texas (the Lone Star State), is indicative of the regiment's allocation.

Crest: The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.


Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 358th Regiment Infantry, Organized Reserves on 28 Jul 1925. It was amended to withdraw "Organized Reserves" from the designation and to delete the Organized Reserves' crest from the coat of arms for the 358th Infantry Regiment on 16 Jun 1959. On 28 Jul 1970, it was amended to reinstate the crest of the Army Reserve and revise the symbolism of the design for the 358th Infantry Regiment. The coat of arms was redesignated for the 358th Regiment on 7 Jun 1999. The coat of arms was amended to correct the blazon of the crest on 15 June 1999.



358TH REGIMENT



DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA



Description: A color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a fess embattled Or, between a fleur-de-lis and a five pointed mullet of the like. Attached below the shield a gold scroll inscribed "PERAGIMUS" in blue letters.



Symbolism: The shield is blue for the Infantry. The embattled fess represents the enemy's field fortifications taken at Stenay in World War I; the fleur-de-lis indicates service in France. The star, taken from the seal of Texas (the Lone Star State), is indicative of the regiment's allocation.



Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 358th Regiment Infantry, Organized Reserves on 28 Jul 1925. It was amended to withdraw "Organized Reserves" from the designation for the 358th Infantry Regiment on 16 Jun 1959. On 28 Jul 1970 it was amended to revise the symbolism of the design. The insignia was redesignated with description updated for the 358th Regiment on 7 Jun 1999.



Respectfully,

LTC Warren M. Perry

Commander

2nd Battalion, 235th Regiment
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