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Regimental Coat of Arms

Regt. Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms

Motto: Fury From the Sky

Symbolism: The two principal colors of the shield (blue and white) are the current and old colors of the infantry. The lion on the coat of arms is the same as the French leopard used in the arms of Normandy, and commemorates the organization's landings and campaign in that province. The silver bar, called a bend, is in honor of the organization's service in the Rhineland.

The wyvern is the crest is taken from the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in which the regiment was the primary element in the 1950s. The color red alludes to the unit's unofficial nickname, "Red Devils." The arrowhead divided in two colors, yellow and black, refers to the two assault landings made by the 508th in Normandy and Rhineland. The fourteen notches of the arrowhead allude to the regiment's overall honors in World War II-four campaigns and ten decorations.

Distinctive Insignia: The distinctive insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms and was approved by the US Army Institute of Heraldry on 4 September 1951 and first worn by members of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in late 1951.
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