25th Aviation Regiment, US Army

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25TH AVIATION REGIMENT, US ARMY

Arms of 25th Aviation Regiment, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 25th Aviation Regiment, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Azure, in saltire a lightning flash and a wing elevated and displayed argent.
Crest: On the wreath of the colors, argent and azure, and issuing from behind a representation of "Diamond Head" sable
a winged oriental demi-dragon rampant with wings addorsed or armed and garnished gules langued and spined vert
bearing on the sinister wing a mullet of five points of the like.
Motto: Lele makou no na puali (We fly for the Troops)

Origin/meaning

Teal blue and yellow were formerly used for aviation units. The Eagle's Wing over the Lightning Flash represents the Aviation surveillance and direction over the penetration, speed and firepower of the 25th Infantry Division. The Diamond Head a Mountain on Oahu, Hawaii symbolises the home and place of activation of the Unit. The Dragon symbolises action in Vietnam, and the seven decorations earned are represented by the Star. The Star is also a map symbol used fro a Capital, and indicates service in the Saigon and Mekong Delta Area.


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Literature: Dzwonchyk: Army Lineage Series - Aviation. Images from Wikimedia Commons.