Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
159th Infantry Regiment (5th California)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Design Approved: 9 August 1927
Symbolism: The shield is blue for infantry. The three piles refer to the three periods of Federal service and each pile is charged with a device representive of the service in which the regiment engaged:
Motto: Unity for Service
Officers' Branch Insignia. Post World War II
Type II Enlisted Collar Insignia, Post World War I
Original Regiment Color (California State Capitol Museum)
Institute of Heraldry Page
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Updated 8 February 2016