40TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, the head of a wolverine erased Or; on a canton Argent a six-bastioned fort Vert charged with a mullet of the third (for the 36th Infantry).

Symbolism
This Regiment was organized in 1917 from the 36th Infantry, shown by the canton. During World War I it was in the 14th Division, shown by the wolverine's head, the unofficial insignia of that Division.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 March 1938. It was rescinded on 5 September 1958.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, the head of a wolverine erased Or; on a canton Argent a six-bastioned fort Vert charged with a mullet of the third (for the 36th Infantry).

Crest

None

Motto

None

Symbolism

Shield

This Regiment was organized in 1917 from the 36th Infantry, shown by the canton. During World War I it was in the 14th Division, shown by the wolverine's head, the unofficial insignia of that Division.

Crest

None

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 29 June 1921. It was amended to correct the blazon on 23 March 1938. The insignia was rescinded on 5 September 1958.





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