400TH REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color and metal enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, perched upon an Infantry bayonet fessways Azure a cardinal bird rising, wings elevated and addorsed Gules. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "UNITED WE STAND" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is white, or silver, which was the old Infantry color, charged with an Infantry bayonet in blue, the present Infantry color, upon which is perched a cardinal, a songbird representative of the citizen soldier who loves peace but when aroused will take arms for war.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 400th Infantry Regiment on 12 May 1926. It was redesignated for the 400th Regiment on 1 February 1960. It was amended to add a motto on 31 December 1969.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, perched upon an Infantry bayonet fessways Azure a cardinal bird rising, wings elevated and addorsed Gules.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

UNITED WE STAND.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is white, or silver, which was the old Infantry color, charged with an Infantry bayonet in blue, the present Infantry color, upon which is perched a cardinal, a songbird representative of the citizen soldier who loves peace but when aroused will take arms for war.

Crest

The crest was that of the United States Army Reserve.


Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 400th Infantry Regiment on 12 May 1926. It was redesignated for the 400th Regiment on 1 February 1960.





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