508th Infantry Regiment, US Army

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508TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 508th Infantry Regiment, US Army

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Lion on the Bend is taken from the Arms of Normandy and alludes to the Regiment's participation in the Normandy Landings in 1944. The Bend itself alludes to the Rhineland. The Wyvern in the Crest alluds to the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, which the Regiment formed part of during the 1950ies. The Pheon (Arrowhead) symbolises Normandy and Rhineland Combat Jumps. Motto not shown here "Fury from the Sky".

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Literature: Picture from Wikimedia Commons; Symbolism from The Insitute of Heraldry, US Army.