40th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

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40TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, US ARMY

Arms of 40th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 40th Field Artillery Regiment, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Gules, a dexter arm embowed in armour, the upper part in fess grasping a Lochaber axe fesswise Or.
Crest: On a wreath Or and Gules, in front of a mound Vert a fleur-de-lis Azure within a chain of five broken links forming an oval opened at the top of the first.
Motto: ALL FOR ONE.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a dexter arm embowed in armour, the upper part in fess grasping a Lochaber axe fesswise Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “ALL FOR ONE” in Black letters

Origin/meaning

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 40th Field Artillery Regiment on 29 March 1942. It was redesignated for the 509th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 9 March 1950. It was redesignated for the 40th Artillery Regiment on 20 November 1958. It was amended to add a crest on 10 May 1967. The insignia was redesignated for the 40th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 40th Field Artillery Regiment on 9 March 1942. It was redesignated for the 509th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on 9 March 1950. It was redesignated for the 40th Artillery Regiment on 20 November 1958. The insignia was redesignated for the 40th Field Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971


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Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.