88TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a cross pendal saltirewise Argent. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver tripartite scroll inscribed "RIDE THE STORM" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The symbol produces the effect of two crossed "8's," which may be alluded to as canting heraldry. It also has the appearance of a propeller, indicating connection with aviation.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 88th Infantry Airborne Battalion on 17 December 1941. It was redesignated for the 88th Infantry Regiment on 29 September 1942. The insignia was rescinded on 10 February 1959.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a cross pendal saltirewise Argent.

Crest

None.

Motto

RIDE THE STORM.

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The symbol produces the effect of two crossed "8's," which may be alluded to as canting heraldry. It also has the appearance of a propeller, indicating connection with aviation.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 88th Infantry Airborne Battalion on 17 December 1941. It was amended to correct the history on 23 January 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 88th Infantry Regiment on 30 September 1942. It was rescinded on 10 February 1959.





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