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2nd Infantry Regiment

Noli Me Tangere

Coat of Arms


2nd Infantry Crest

SHIELD               The Shield is on a saltire between in fess across paste and a five-bastioned fort gules and on a giant cactus vert, two arrows in a quiver proper crossed with bole argent hilted sable.Attached below the shield is a Blue scroll inscribed "NOLI ME TANGERE" in Gold letters.

                   The Crest is on a wreath of the colors a lion pattee.

                   The Motto is "Noli Me Tangere"  (Do Not Touch Me).

                   The Symbolism of the Regimental Crest is explained in its history.  Service in the Civil War is shown by the blue cross from the Confederate flag and the red cross pattee, the badge of the 18th Division, V Corps, in which the Regiment served during the greater part of that war.  Service in the Mexican war is shown by the cactus, in the war with Spain by the five-bastioned fort, the badge of the V Corps in Cuba.  The Indian Campaigns of the Regiment are shown by the arrows and quiver, and the bolo is for the Philippine insurrection.

SHIELD:         O

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