401st Glider Infantry Regiment, US Army
401ST GLIDER INFANTRY REGIMENT, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
The indented pile with the Lion symbolises the Gliderborne role. The Pelicans Heads alludes to the State of Louisiana where the Regiment was raised. Motto not shown here is "Lions of the skies".
Approved 13 November 1942 and rescinded 2 February 1959.
Literature: Picture from Wikimedia Commons; Symbolism from The Insitute of Heraldry, US Army.