502nd Infantry Regiment, US Army

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502ND INFANTRY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 502nd Infantry Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Shield is blue for Infantry, the Eagle's claw symbolizes the airborne role of the Regiment. The Bayonets alludes to the Capture of Carentan by a Bayonet Charge, They are Two to symbolize the Two Distingusihed Unit Citations and the Two assault landings by the Regiment during World War II. The Eagle's Feather alludes to the Airborne Role, it is Orange to indicated the liberation of Best in the Netherlands. the four-bastioned fort on a black roundel alludes to Bastonge, Belgium and the Battle of the Bulge. The Ermine sport on the white Fort refers to the snow the blankated the Battle's Terrain. Approwed 1 February 1978.

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