347th Regimental Crest
"DARE YOUR BEST"
"OUR OBJECTIVE TAKEN"
Devised after combat in Europe.
When the 347th Infantry first entered combat on December 14, 1944,
its colors bore a crest with a plain field of blue,
and carried the challenge "DARE YOUR BEST"....
Accepting the challenge,
the men of the Regiment fought their way through
France, Belgium and Luxembourg and Germany
adding victory after victory to this field.
With the unconditional surrendeer of all German Forces,
they added the final answer, "OUR OBJECTIVE TAKEN"...
The crown of the crest is topped with the Combat Infantry Badge.
Below the crown and above the field of blue
is a row of Dragon's Teeth over German Colors,
commemorating the smashing of the Siegfried Line
and the battle of Germany.
In the blue field is found a salient, bordered on the left with the colors of France and on the right with the colors of Belgium.
This salient represents the battle of the Ardennes and carries a background of white for the severe winter fighting.
In the center of this white field is the "Golden Acorn" of the
87th INFANTRY DIVISION encircled by the Colors of Luxembourg.
Surrounding these colors is found the deep blue circle signifying the successful assaults of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers.
Since the 347th is a Reserve Regiment, the entire crest is surmounted by the figure of the Minuteman, symbol of perpetual preparedness.
This photo taken from the original History book is in Color...
All subsequent books that were printed the Crest is in Black & white.
The Crest was designed by
pfc Jack Stuart
Company "E", 347th Infantry.
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John McAuliffe; M-347 - WWII -
Battle of the Bulge
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