The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis in the U. S. state of Missouri. Louis, as well as a popular tourist destination, the Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1947, construction began on February 12,1963, and was completed on October 28,1965, for $13 million. The monument opened to the public on June 10,1967 and it is located at the site of St. Louis founding on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He communicated his idea to mayor Bernard Dickmann, who on December 15,1933 and they sanctioned the proposal, and the nonprofit Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association was formed. Smith was appointed chairman and Dickmann vice chairman, many locals did not approve of depleting public funds for the cause. SaLees, Smiths daughter, related that people would tell him we needed more practical things. The association expected that $30 million would be needed to undertake the construction of such a monument and it called upon the federal government to foot three-quarters of the bill.
The suggestion to renew the riverfront was not original, as projects were attempted but lacked popularity. The Jefferson memorial idea emerged amid the economic disarray of the Great Depression, the project was expected to create 5,000 jobs for three to four years. Committee members began to raise awareness by organizing fundraisers and writing pamphlets. They engaged Congress by planning budgets and preparing bills, in addition to researching ownership of the land they had chosen, from Third Street east to the present elevated railroad. In March of the year, joint resolutions proposed the establishment of a federal commission to develop the memorial. Although the proposal aimed for only authorization, the bill incurred opposition because people suspected that JNEMA would seek appropriation. On March 28 the Senate bill was reported out, and on April 5 it was turned over to the House Library Committee, on June 8, both the Senate and House bills were passed. On June 15, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill into law, the commission comprised 15 members, chosen by Roosevelt, the House, the Senate, and JNEMA.
It first convened on December 19 in St. Louis, where members examined the project, meanwhile, in December, the JNEMA discussed organizing an architectural competition to determine the design of the monument. Local architect Louis LeBeaume had drawn up competition guidelines by January 1935, on April 13,1935, the commission certified JNEMAs project proposals, including memorial perimeters, the historical significance of the memorial, the competition, and the $30 million budget. Between February and April, the Missouri State Legislature passed an act allowing the use of bonds to facilitate the project, on April 15, Governor Guy B
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university located in St. Louis, United States. Founded in 1853, and named after George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U. S. states, twenty-five Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Washington University, nine having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university. Washington Universitys undergraduate program is ranked 19th by U. S. News & World Report, the university is ranked 23rd in the world in 2016 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Washington University is made up of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a range of academic fields. To prevent confusion over its location, the Board of Trustees added the phrase in St. Louis in 1976, Washington University was conceived by 17 St. Louis business and religious leaders concerned by the lack of institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. Missouri State Senator Wayman Crow and Unitarian minister William Greenleaf Eliot, grandfather of the poet T. S.
Eliot, the universitys first chancellor was Joseph Gibson Hoyt. Crow secured the university charter from the Missouri General Assembly in 1853, early on, Eliot solicited support from members of the local business community, including John OFallon, but Eliot failed to secure a permanent endowment. Washington University is unusual among major American universities in not having had a financial endowment. The institution had no backing of an organization, single wealthy patron. During the three following its inception, the university bore three different names. In 1854, the Board of Trustees changed the name to Washington Institute in honor of George Washington, naming the University after the nations first president, only seven years before the American Civil War and during a time of bitter national division, was no coincidence. During this time of conflict, Americans universally admired George Washington as the father of the United States, the Board of Trustees believed that the university should be a force of unity in a strongly divided Missouri.
In 1856, the University amended its name to Washington University, although chartered as a university, for many years Washington University functioned primarily as a night school located on 17th Street and Washington Avenue in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Owing to limited resources, Washington University initially used public buildings. Classes began on October 22,1854, at the Benton School building, at first the university paid for the evening classes, but as their popularity grew, their funding was transferred to the St. Louis Public Schools. Eventually the board secured funds for the construction of Academic Hall, the university divided into three departments, the Manual Training School, Smith Academy, and the Mary Institute. In 1867, the university opened the first private law school west of the Mississippi River. By 1882, Washington University had expanded to numerous departments, which were housed in buildings across St. Louis
St. Louis is an independent city and major U. S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, on the border with Illinois. Prior to European settlement, the area was a regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, in 1764, following Frances defeat in the Seven Years War, the area was ceded to Spain and retroceded back to France in 1800. In 1803, the United States acquired the territory as part of the Louisiana Purchase, during the 19th century, St. Louis developed as a major port on the Mississippi River. In the 1870 Census, St. Louis was ranked as the 4th-largest city in the United States and it separated from St. Louis County in 1877, becoming an independent city and limiting its own political boundaries. In 1904, it hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the Summer Olympics, the economy of metro St. Louis relies on service, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism.
This city has become known for its growing medical, pharmaceutical. St. Louis has 2 professional sports teams, the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball, the city is commonly identified with the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch in Downtown St. Louis. The area that would become St. Louis was a center of the Native American Mississippian culture and their major regional center was at Cahokia Mounds, active from 900 AD to 1500 AD. Due to numerous major earthworks within St. Louis boundaries, the city was nicknamed as the Mound City and these mounds were mostly demolished during the citys development. Historic Native American tribes in the area included the Siouan-speaking Osage people, whose territory extended west, European exploration of the area was first recorded in 1673, when French explorers Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette traveled through the Mississippi River valley. Five years later, La Salle claimed the region for France as part of La Louisiane. The earliest European settlements in the area were built in Illinois Country on the east side of the Mississippi River during the 1690s and early 1700s at Cahokia, migrants from the French villages on the opposite side of the Mississippi River founded Ste.
In early 1764, after France lost the 7 Years War, Pierre Laclède, the early French families built the citys economy on the fur trade with the Osage, as well as with more distant tribes along the Missouri River. The Chouteau brothers gained a monopoly from Spain on the fur trade with Santa Fe, French colonists used African slaves as domestic servants and workers in the city. In 1780 during the American Revolutionary War, St. Louis was attacked by British forces, mostly Native American allies, the founding of St. Louis began in 1763. Pierre Laclede led an expedition to set up a fur-trading post farther up the Mississippi River, before then, Laclede had been a very successful merchant. For this reason, he and his trading partner Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent were offered monopolies for six years of the fur trading in that area
Missouri History Museum
The Missouri History Museum is a history museum located in St. Louis, Missouri in Forest Park showcasing Missouri history. The museum is operated by the Missouri Historical Society and was founded in 1866, in 1988, the Museum joined the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District and began receiving sales tax revenue. In 2000, the Emerson Center, a significant building addition was completed, boosting attendance, the Emerson Center was selected by the American Institute of Architectss Committee on the Environment as an example of architectural design that protects and enhances the environment. It is an example of a green museum, the museums signature collection includes both national artifacts, as well as Missouri and St. Louis. A replica of the Spirit of St. Louis can be found in the museum, a large number of artifacts from the Lewis and Clark Expedition are housed in the permanent collection, as St. Louis was the starting point for that venture. Admission to the permanent collection is free, some exhibitions require the purchase of tickets.
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Iconography of St. Louis
The Iconography of St. Louis, Missouri is strongly informed by the citys French and German heritages, physical features, and place in American history. Long before Europeans settled in St. Louis, the Cahokia lived throughout the area, though history and population growth would eventually see most of these mounds flattened and removed, the city still bears the nickname Mound City. Mounds have largely fallen out of the imagination, but some projects still reference their existence. Dan Martins weekly cartoon in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which is about St. Louis culture, the 2007 Master Plan for the Gateway Mall calls for a mound to be constructed at the malls terminus to afford a better view. St. Louis is at the confluence of the Illinois, the city was founded by Pierre Laclede as a fur trading post because he believed the location had great potential in shipping. St. Louis has long known for its barge traffic. The writer Mark Twain is an icon of St. Louis in his own right, the Missouri-Mississippi confluence has been appropriated for many uses over time.
The local chapter of the Green Party, the Gateway Green Alliance, lindenwood Universitys department of History has an academic journal called The Confluence. The term is a popular reference for local politicians to make when speaking of great ideas intersecting. It is tied to the citys identity through the rivers on the city flag, St. Louis was founded by Pierre Laclede in honor of King Louis IX of France. Louis is honored to this day by the statue of him in Forest Park, the spelling Saint Louis usually refers to the person, while St. Louis refers to the city. The Fleur-de-lis is on the flag of St. Louis City and is used throughout the region on the logos of various charities. The Gateway Arch is the strongest symbol of St. Louis, St. Louis is where Lewis and Clark launched the Voyage of Discovery. It was the point for many on their journeys along the Oregon. To this day, it bears reminders of Route 66 going through the city to connect Chicago to LA, more than just a shipping city, St. Louis played a role in the history of air travel.
McDonnell Douglas and TWA, though now gone, were based there. Charles Lindberghs solo flight across the Atlantic was done in the Spirit of St. Louis, the airport code for Lambert International Airport, STL, has often stood in for the citys full name. The Anheuser-Busch company has long been an engine in the St. Louis economy
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc, nicknamed The Maid of Orléans, is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. Joan of Arc was born to Jacques dArc and Isabelle Romée, the uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted nine days later. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VIIs coronation at Reims and this long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory. On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the Burgundian faction and she was handed over to the English and put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges. After Cauchon declared her guilty she was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431, in 1456, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, debunked the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.
In the 16th century she became a symbol of the Catholic League and she was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. Cultural depictions of her have continued in films, television, video games, the Hundred Years War had begun in 1337 as an inheritance dispute over the French throne, interspersed with occasional periods of relative peace. Nearly all the fighting had taken place in France, and the English armys use of chevauchée tactics had devastated the economy, the French population had not recovered to its size previous to the Black Death of the mid-14th century, and its merchants were isolated from foreign markets. Prior to the appearance of Joan of Arc, the English had nearly achieved their goal of a monarchy under English control. In the words of DeVries, The kingdom of France was not even a shadow of its thirteenth-century prototype, the French king at the time of Joans birth, Charles VI, suffered from bouts of insanity and was often unable to rule. The kings brother Louis, Duke of Orléans, and the kings cousin John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, quarreled over the regency of France and the guardianship of the royal children.
This dispute included accusations that Louis was having an affair with the queen, Isabeau of Bavaria. The conflict climaxed with the assassination of the Duke of Orléans in 1407 on the orders of the Duke of Burgundy, the young Charles of Orléans succeeded his father as duke and was placed in the custody of his father-in-law, the Count of Armagnac. Their faction became known as the Armagnac faction, and the party led by the Duke of Burgundy was called the Burgundian faction. In 1418 Paris was taken by the Burgundians, who massacred the Count of Armagnac, the future French king, Charles VII, assumed the title of Dauphin—the heir to the throne—at the age of fourteen, after all four of his older brothers had died in succession. His first significant official act was to conclude a treaty with the Duke of Burgundy in 1419. This ended in disaster when Armagnac partisans assassinated John the Fearless during a meeting under Charless guarantee of protection, the new duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good, blamed Charles for the murder and entered into an alliance with the English
Louisiana Purchase Exposition
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis Worlds Fair, was an international exposition held in St. Louis, United States, from April 30 to December 1,1904. Local and federal funds totaling $15 million were used to finance the event, more than 60 countries and 43 of the 45 American states maintained exhibition spaces at the fair, which was attended by nearly 19.7 million people. Historians generally emphasize the prominence of themes of race and empire, from the point of view of the memory of the average person who attended the fair, it primarily promoted entertainment, consumer goods and popular culture. In 1904, St. Louis hosted a Worlds Fair to celebrate the centennial of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, an additional $5 million was generated through private donations by interested citizens and businesses from around Missouri, a fundraising target reached in January 1901. The fundraising mission was aided by the support of President of the United States William McKinley.
The exposition remained in operation from its opening until December 1,1904, the fairs 1, 200-acre site, designed by George Kessler, was located at the present-day grounds of Forest Park and on the campus of Washington University, and was the largest fair to date. There were over 1,500 buildings, connected by some 75 miles of roads and it was said to be impossible to give even a hurried glance at everything in less than a week. The Palace of Agriculture alone covered some 20 acres, exhibits were staged by approximately 50 foreign nations, the United States government, and 43 of the then-45 U. S. states. These featured industries, private organizations and corporations, theater troupes, over 19 million individuals were in attendance at the fair. In conjunction with the Exposition the U. S, post Office issued a series of five commemorative stamps celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Louisiana Purchase Commemoratives Kessler, who designed many parks in Texas. A popular myth says that Frederick Law Olmsted, who had died the year before the Fair, designed the park, there are several reasons for this confusion.
First, Kessler in his twenties had worked briefly for Olmsted as a Central Park gardener, Olmsted was involved with Forest Park in Queens, New York. Third, Olmsted had planned the renovations in 1897 to the Missouri Botanical Garden several blocks to the southeast of the park, Olmsteds sons advised Washington University on integrating the campus with the park across the street. Taylor quickly appointed Emmanuel Louis Masqueray to be his Chief of Design, Masqueray resigned shortly after the Fair opened in 1904, having been invited by Archbishop John Ireland of St. Paul, Minnesota to design a new cathedral for the city. Paul J. Pelz was architect for the Palace of Machinery, many African Americans contributed to architecture design, but were not credited. Florence Hayward, a freelance writer in St. Louis in the 1900s was determined to play a role in the Worlds Fair. She negotiated a position on the otherwise all-male Board of Commissioners, Hayward learned that one of the potential contractors for the fair was not reputable and warned the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company
Missouri National Guard
The Missouri National Guard is a component of the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the National Guard of the United States. It is composed of Army and Air National Guard units, eric Greitens, Governor of Missouri, is Commander in Chief. The headquarters is in Jefferson City, for much of the final decades of the twentieth century, National Guard personnel typically served One weekend a month, two weeks a year, with a portion working for the Guard in a full-time capacity. The current forces formation plans of the US Army call for the typical National Guard unit to one year of active duty for every three years of service. More specifically, current United States Department of Defense policy is that no Guardsman will be activated for a total of more than 24 months in one six-year enlistment period. In December 1989, a contingent of 22 Military Policemen from the 1138th Military Police Company was in Panama on an annual training when Operation Just Cause commenced. The MPs, who specialized in enemy prisoner of war operations, augmented the active duty force at Fort Clayton, taking enemy mortar, while serving in combat, the unit set up and operated the Empire Range EPW camp.
They made history by being the first National Guard unit called into service since the Vietnam War. The 1138th was called once again to serve after the Invasion of Kuwait the following year. It was one of the first Guard units placed on alert status in August,1990, the Missouri Guard was the first Enemy Prisoner of War unit to deploy as part of the 400th MP Battalion. Eventually it set up and operated the 301st EPW Camp, near the Saudi Arabian city of Hafar Al-Batin and it returned to a heros welcome back to West Plains, Missouri in May 1991. The 135th Field Artillery Brigade appears to have been disbanded between 2008 and 2011, in 2012, Missouri organized the Missouri Reserve Force to serve as Missouris official state defense force and to augment the Missouri National Guard during stateside missions. 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment - Kansas CityCompany A - Kansas City/Boonville Company B - St. Louis Company C - St, among those who have served in the MOGuard is Charles Lindbergh.
The Headquarters, Missouri Air National Guard, is the headquarters for all of the Air National Guard units within the State of Missouri. The Missouri Air National Guard is composed of the units, Headquarters. The unit is in an affiliation with the 509th Bomb Wing
Saint Louis Athletica
Saint Louis Athletica was an American professional soccer club that was based in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri that participated in Womens Professional Soccer. Athletica started the 2009 season playing its games at Ralph Korte Stadium, on the campus of SIUE in Edwardsville, moved to Soccer Park in Fenton. On May 27,2010, the WPS announced that the Club would fold effective immediately, on August 26,2008, it was announced that the Saint Louis head coach would be Jorge Barcellos, the then-head coach of the Brazilian womens team. Team Chairman Jeff Coopers organization SLSU had plans for a soccer-specific stadium ready, on September 11,2008, St. Louis was revealed as the official team name through an online video, along with a new team crest. The name and crest were further updated on November 25 unveiling Saint Louis Athletica as the new name, Athletica only played two preseason games, less than any other WPS team, and didnt play any other WPS team in those games. Athletica convincingly won both games, though, 7-2 versus the University of Missouri and 3-1 versus Notre Dame, despite this, Athletica was in last place or tied for last place in the league for the first two months of the season, even after they started winning.
In the fourth game, Athletica lost what was assumed to be their star player, Brazilian Daniela, to an injury. However, Athletica went 10-4-2 the rest of the season, even better than the season champions Los Angeles Sol during that same time period. Included in that run was four consecutive away wins, which were largely responsible for propelling Athletica into second place in the league. Athletica only lost to two teams for the rest of the season, the solid play came from USWNT players Lori Chalupny, Hope Solo, and Tina Ellertson, and breakout scoring force English international Eniola Aluko. Athletica ultimately clinched second two games before the season was over. Athletica only got to one playoff game, though, as they lost to #4 seed Sky Blue FC. Athletica did not play well during the first half, which allowed Sky Blue to score, Athletica has thus never come from behind to win or tie. On May 27,2010, team founder Jeff Cooper announced that the team was folding due to financial problems, the entire Athletica roster was entered into free agency on June 1,2010.
The word ‘Athletica’ denotes strength and power – characteristics of this organization that are epitomized by the crest, “Naming a professional sports franchise is no easy task, to say the least. With Athletica, we feel we have captured the essence of our team’s identity in a name. The crest featured a fleur-de-lis, representing both the citys French heritage and the convergence of the three rivers in the area, the colors used were dark blue, two shades of green, and grey. In the video citing St. Louis as the team name
Distinctive unit insignia
A distinctive unit insignia is a metallic heraldic badge or device worn by soldiers in the United States Army. The DUI design is derived from the coat of arms authorized for a unit, DUIs may be called distinctive insignia, a crest or a unit crest by soldiers or collectors. The term crest however, in addition to being incorrect, may be misleading, the term crest properly refers to the portion of an achievement of arms which stands atop the helmet over the shield of arms. The U. S. Army Institute of Heraldry is responsible for the design, Distinctive ornamentation of a design desired by the organization was authorized for wear on the Mess Jacket uniform by designated organizations per General Order 132 dated December 31,1902. The distinctive ornamentation was described as coats of arms, the authority continued until omitted in the Army uniform regulation dated December 26,1911. Various organizations which carry colors or standards have generally submitted coats of arms having certain historical significance, as fast as approved these coats of arms will for the basis for regimental colors or standards which will eventually replace the present regimental colors or standards when these wear out.
The use of coats of arms as collar ornaments in lieu of the insignia of corps, departments. The first unit to wear this insignia was the 51st Artillery which received approval for wear on March 18,1922 and it was designed by Master Gunner and Master Sergeant Edward C. Kuhn, the artist responsible for creating all authorized coats of arms, up until 1965, only regiments and separate battalions were authorized a coat of arms and distinctive units insignia. Now all major commands, field hospitals, logistics commands and certain other units – groups, the unit commanding officer requests approval of a distinctive unit insignia. A check is made by the Institute of Heraldry to determine the availability of a current copy of the lineage, if such is not available, one is requested from the United States Army Center of Military History. The units history is reviewed to determine if the unit may inherit a previously approved distinctive unit insignia or if a new design should be made, if a new design is to be made, careful study is made of the history and battle honors of the unit.
The most important decorations, combat service and missions are represented in the design of the insignia, sometimes two centuries of history are condensed into symbolism for distinctive unit insignia. A proposed design is created and sent to the officer for review. Upon concurrence by the commander an official letter of approval of the distinctive unit insignia is sent to the unit. Manufacturing drawings and specifications are sent to a manufacturer which provides samples of the finished distinctive unit insignia to the Institute of Heraldry for approval. Once approved the manufacturer may produce this insignia, each manufacturer has an identifying hallmark assigned by the Institute of Heraldry which is applied to the back of the insignia. The shield shape design is used to identify color bearing organizations, other design patterns will be used for non-color bearing units
Forest Park (St. Louis)
Forest Park is a public park located in the western portion of the city of St. Louis, United States. It is a prominent civic center and covers 1,371 acres, opened in 1876, more than a decade after its proposal, the park has hosted several significant events, including the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 and the 1904 Summer Olympics. Since the early-2000s, it has carried out a $100 million restoration of its facilities through a public-private partnership aided by its Master Plan, changes have extended to improving landscaping and habitat as well. The parks acreage includes meadows and trees and a variety of ponds, manmade lakes, for several years, the park has been restoring prairie and wetlands areas of the park. It has reduced flooding and attracted a greater variety of birds and wildlife. An 1864 plan for a park in the city limits was rejected by St. Louis voters. In 1872, St. Louis developer Hiram Leffingwell proposed a 1, the next year another developer, Andrew McKinley, prepared another proposal that met legal challenges.
The tract selected that became Forest Park included a heavily forested 1, using McKinleys proposal as a guide, in 1874 the General Assembly passed the Forest Park Act, which established the park and created a county-wide property tax to fund it. In November 1874, the Missouri Supreme Court upheld the new law and referred all questions of land ownership and value to the circuit court. The largest parcels of land needed for the park belonged to Thomas Skinker, Charles P. Chouteau, Julia Maffitt, and William Forsyth, the city purchased the land for a price of $849,058, with another million dollars dedicated to maintenance and improvement. The state of the parkland in 1876 was rural, on the eastern and western edges of the park were unpaved roads. Flowing through the lowlands and turning southeast in the park was the River des Peres. The southwestern part of the park was heavily forested land, a railroad right-of-way cut through the northeast corner of the park. Maximillian G. Kern and Julius Pitzman, the Prussian-born St.
Louis Surveyor, the park was dedicated June 24,1876 with a crowd of about 50,000 in attendance. Officials and a band occupied a music stand and podium, and dedicated a statue of Edward Bates, by the early 1890s, streetcar lines reached the park, carrying nearly 3 million visitors a year. After the closing of the city zoo during this period, its animals were moved to a facility in the park, in 1901, Forest Park was selected as the location of the 1904 Worlds Fair, known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The fair opened April 30,1904 and closed December 1,1904, in addition to the fair, the park hosted the diving and water polo events for the 1904 Summer Olympics. Fifteen sports offered Olympic competition events, but women could compete only in archery, the 1904 Games were the first time that African Americans were allowed to compete
138th Infantry Regiment (United States)
The 138th Infantry Regiment is an infantry battalion in the Missouri National Guard. Of the original regiment, only the 1st Battalion remains an active National Guard unit, as of 2008, the 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment is a light infantry battalion currently assigned to the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. The 138th Regiment was first organized in 1832 in the Missouri Militia at St. Louis, the 138th Infantry Regiment has not been deployed in the Global War on Terrorism. The statue of Louis IX alludes to the area of the organization. Background The distinctive unit insignia was approved for the 138th Infantry Regiment on 24 May 1926. It was redesignated for the 1138th Engineer Battalion on 3 May 1989, blazon Shield- Azure, the equestrian statue in profile of Louis IX of France Or. Crest- That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Missouri Army National Guard, On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, symbolism Shield- The shield is blue for Infantry.
The statue of Louis IX alludes to the area of the organization. Crest- The crest is that of the Missouri Army National Guard, background- The coat of arms was originally approved for the 138th Infantry Regiment on 8 July 1922. It was amended to correct the blazon on 11 October 1923 and it was redesignated for 1138th Engineer Battalion on 3 May 1989. S. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History