About 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment
MOTTO: "Remember the Alamo"
Historical documents, records, orders and affidavits, secured through long tedious research in the archives of the Adjutant General's department at Austin and the Historical Section of the War Department, Washington, have proved conclusively that the beginning of the 141st Infantry was Company A, First Regiment, Texas Volunteer Guard, organized in 1836 as the Washington Guards. In 1917 it was reorganized and consolidated to form the 141st Infantry.
It is the only regiment in the Texas National Guard which can, through official records, trace its descent back to the days of the Republic of Texas. Its ancestral unit was the old "Washington Guards," which was organized at old Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, on March 7, 1836. The original muster roll of this old unit, authenticated by its captain, Captain A. B. Chance, is filed in the archives of the State.
Elements of the 141st Infantry Regiment have fought in the Mexican War, Spanish-American War, Cuban Occupation, Civil War, World War I, World War II, and The War on Terrorism. During the First World War the regiment distinguished itself with participation in one of the greatest chapters in its combat history, the Meuse-Argonne campaign. On October 8, 1918, along a line extending four kilometers east to west, the 141st and 142d regiments attacked German positions, resulting in a "substantial gain of ground" for the Allies. Notable achievements of the 141st during the Second World War include claim to the "First to land in Europe", "first to land in Southern France", "first of the Seventh Army to cross the Moselle", and "first of the 36th Division to enter Germany".
The 3rd Battalion has deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and to Iraq.
Coat of arms:
Shield: Per pale argent and gules, a fleur-de-lis azure and the badge of the 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, during the Spanish–American War, proper fimbriated of the first; on a chief dancetté of the third a mullet of the fifth.
Crest: for the regiments and separate battalions of the Texas Army National Guard, on a wreath of the colors Argent and gules, a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of live oak and olive proper.
Shield: colors of shield white, red and blue and, with the mullet, allude to the flag of the Texas Republic under which Company A, the oldest unit, was first organized. The badge on the sinister side of the shield represents the Cuban Occupation service of the 141st Infantry, Texas National Guard. The fleur-de-lis represents World War I service.
Crest: that of the Texas Army National Guard.