272D INFANTRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, two fleurs-de-lis in chief and a battle-axe in base embrued all Argent.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of Infantry. The two fleurs-de-lis symbolize the organization’s campaigns in Europe during World War II. The bloody battle-axe device was used as the unit’s unofficial emblem in combat and the unit was known as the “Battle-Axe Regiment.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 November 1954.




Coat of Arms

Coat Of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Azure, two fleurs-de-lis in chief and a battle-axe in base embrued all Argent.

Crest

None.

Motto

BLOODY BATTLE AXE.

Symbolism

Shield

Shield is in the colors of Infantry. The two fleurs-de-lis symbolize the organization’s campaigns in Europe during World War II. The bloody battle-axe device was used as the unit’s unofficial emblem in combat and the unit was known as the “Battle-Axe Regiment.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 18 November 1954.





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