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16th Infantry Regiment

Image of the 16th Infantry Regiment's crest.

16th Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description: A metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54cm) in height overall, a vair Argent and Azure, in chief an Indian arrow and a Philippine bolo in saltire Or and in base a five bastioned fort Gules fimbriated of the third (Or).

Symbolism: The shield is the fur vair, white and blue, from the arms of Fléville, France, where the regiment took its objective in the Argonne operation, The crossed arrow and bolo recall the Indian and Philippine fighting and the five-bastioned fort that was the badge of the V Corps in Cuba.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 Nov 1926.