The 28th Infantry Regiment Association is dedicated to the Veterans and Active Duty Members of the 28th Infantry Regiment from the World War I Lions of Cantigny to the present. Our Mission is to “Preserve, Honor and Convey” the Black Lion legacy on behalf of all who have and continue to serve. The Association also strives to support those who served and are serving and their families.
This website provides current and historical information about the unit and those who served as well as to provide a central point of contact to connect all past and present Black Lions. Our Lion’s Pride newsletter and our Facebook page serve as the communication media to connect all Black Lions as well as their families, friends, and supporters.
When this regiment was organized in 1901, the color of Infantry facings was white, which has been taken for the color of the shield. As soon as organized the regiment went to the Philippines, seeing active service against the Moros in Mindanao. The kris and kampilan, the Moro weapons, commemorate such service.
In the World War the 28th Infantry was in the 1st Division, and was the attacking regiment at Cantigny, the first important engagement of our Army in that war. Cantigny is in the ancient province of Picardy, whose arms carried three black rampant lions. The regiment was cited twice in Army Orders by the French for distinguished services rendered at Cantigny and Soissons, and was awarded the Fourragère, which is incorporated as a part of the crest. The motto is Vincit Amor Patriae (Love of Country Conquers).
The coat of arms was approved on 11 Dec 1920.
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