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130th Infantry Regiment
Coat of arms
Active1809
Country United States
BranchIllinois Army National Guard
TypeInfantry
SizeRegiment
Nickname(s)FOURTH ILLINOIS
Motto(s)ALWAYS READY
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia
U.S. Infantry Regiments
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129th Infantry Regiment 131st Infantry Regiment

The 130th Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment in the Army National Guard. It is one of several Army National Guard units with campaign credit for the War of 1812.

History

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Lineage

Constituted 1 March 1809 as the Volunteer Militia of Illinois Territory and organized thereafter as independent companies

(Illinois Territory Militia redesignated 26 August 1818 as the Illinois Militia)

Mustered out of federal service 2 July 1831 at Rock Island and elements reverted to independent status in the Illinois Militia

Mustered out of federal service 28 May 1832 at the mouth of the Fox River; veterans concurrently reorganized and mustered into federal service as Colonel Jacob Fry’s Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Militia; mustered out of federal service 15 June 1832 at Ottawa.

Relieved 5 July 1946 from assignment to the 33d Infantry Division and assigned to the 44th Infantry Division (United States)

Ordered into active federal service 15 February 1952 at home stations; released 10 October 1954 from active federal service and reverted to state control; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 44th Infantry Division

Withdrawn 5 February 1987 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System with headquarters at Urbana

Ordered into active federal service 5 January 2005 at home stations; released from active federal service 1 September 2006 and reverted to state control; concurrently, relieved from assignment to the 35th Infantry Division and assigned to the 33d Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Distinctive Unit Insignia

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a fess Gules of the first and Vert fesswise between, in chief two arrows Or saltirewise behind a Black hawk and in base a fleur-de-lis of the second, overall a saltire Azure. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "ALWAYS READY" in Black letters.

The shield is white, the old Infantry color. Service in the Black Hawk War is symbolized by the Black Hawk and the two red arrows, service in the Mexican War by the horizontal belt across the shield of red, white and green, the colors of the Mexican flag. The Civil War service is indicated by the blue saltire cross from the Confederate flag. The service in France during World War I is indicated by the fleur-de-lis.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 3 February 1925.

Coat of arms

Argent, a fess Gules of the first and Vert fesswise between, in chief two arrows of the second saltirewise behind a Black hawk Proper and in base a fleur-de-lis of the second, overall a saltire Azure.

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Illinois Army National Guard: On a wreath Argent and Azure, upon a grassy field the blockhouse of old Fort Dearborn Proper. Motto: ALWAYS READY.

The shield is white, the old Infantry color. Service in the Black Hawk War is symbolized by the Black Hawk and the two red arrows, service in the Mexican War by the horizontal belt across the shield of red, white and green, the colors of the Mexican flag. The Civil War service is indicated by the blue saltire cross from the Confederate flag. The service in France during World War I is indicated by the fleur-de-lis.

The crest is that of the Illinois Army National Guard.

The coat of arms was approved on 17 June 1924.

Campaign streamers

War of 1812

Indian Wars

Mexican War

Civil War

World War I

World War II

War on Terrorism

Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion (Marion), additionally entitled to:

Decorations

See also

References