156TH ARMOR REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Vert, on a pale of billets fesswise Or, a triangle Sable fimbriated of the second and charged with a fleur-de-lis of the like. Attached below and to the sides of the shield is a Gold scroll inscribed "FIRST TO FIGHT" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Green and yellow (gold) are colors used for Armor units. The rectangular yellow bars simulate the treads of an armored vehicle. The black triangle bearing the gold fleur-de-lis alludes to the state of Louisiana and the rich land areas of this delta-state, the present location of the 156th Armor.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 February 1978.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Vert, on a pale of billets fesswise Or, a triangle Sable fimbriated of the second and charged with a fleur-de-lis of the like.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Louisiana Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Vert, a pelican in her piety affront with three young in nest, Argent, armed and vulned Proper.

Motto

FIRST TO FIGHT.

Symbolism

Shield

Green and yellow (gold) are colors used for Armor units. The rectangular yellow bars simulate the treads of an armored vehicle. The black triangle bearing the gold fleur-de-lis alludes to the state of Louisiana and the rich land areas of this delta-state, the present location of the 156th Armor.

Crest

The crest is that of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 October 1977.





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