72nd Armor Regiment, US Army
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72ND ARMOR REGIMENT, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Or, a dragon passant with wings elevated and addorsed, vert, armed and langued gules, charged on the wing with a fleur-de-lis of the first and in chief three hurts (light blue).
Crest: On a vert or and vert, issuing from a wavy bar azure bearing a wavy barrulet argent, tongues of flames proper supporting at top the Yin Yang symbol gules and of the third, overall a spiked mace (Morning Star) of the fourth.
The main colours are those of the Armoured Forces. The Dragon symbolises the might of the Tanks. The Fleur-de-lis symbolises campaings in Europe and the roundels the operations during the Korean War. The Crest commemorates participation in the Korean War, with special emphasis on the Naktong River Line. The Ying Yang symbolises Korea and the waves symbolises the Naktong River. The Mace symbolises Armour and represents the holding,counterattacking, and hurling back of the enemy from the Naktong River Line.
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Literature: Army Lineage Series Armor-Cavalry Part I Regular Army and Army Reserve.