68th Armor Regiment (formerly 68th Infantry), US Army

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68TH ARMOR REGIMENT (FORMERLY 68TH INFANTRY), US ARMY


Arms of 68th Armor Regiment (formerly 68th Infantry), US Army

center Arms of 68th Armor Regiment (formerly 68th Infantry), US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Azure, a lion passant argent.
Crest: On a wreath argent and vert, a sector of a disc azure bordered of the first surmounted by an anchor sable the stock banded of six three and three silver vert and silver, the flukes gules and issuing from the stock therof a demi-fleur-de-lis of the first the center petal of the thired, on the shnak of the anchor a teaguk gules and azure, overall palewise a lightning flash gold.
Motto: Ventre a terre (With great speed).

Origin/meaning

Blue and white symbolizes the Infantry roots of the Regiment. The Lion symbolizes the power of a Tank Regiment. The Anchor symbolises support of the 4th Marine Division at Saipan and Tinian, for which the Presidental Unit Citation (Navy) streamer was awarded. The Red flukes symbolizes heavy casulaties sustained on these landings. The Flash alludes to speed and firepower of a Armoured Regiment. The fleur-de-lis is for service in France and the Taeguk for Korea. The blue and white demi-circle is for service in Europe, the Pacific Islands and Korea. Grant of Arms given 15 March 1984.

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