The crest

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 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.


Our History

Medal Of Honor

BURKE, DANIEL W – First Sergeant, Company B, 2d U. S. Infantry

Bellavia, David G. – 11B Infantryman, U.S. Army, 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

GARCIA, CANDELARIO JR. “CID” – Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company A, 1st Battalion, 2d Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

BONDSTEEL, JAMES LEROY – Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company A, 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry, 1st Infantry Division

Roster of Fallen Heroes

Special thanks to Larry Grzywinski, Association Historian, John Kerins, and Tom Copeland, for their efforts in compiling these rosters.