68TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: Azure, a pile Or. Attached above from a wreath Or and Gules, a fleur-de-lis Gules fimbriated Or. Attached below and to the sides of the device a Gold scroll inscribed “LOLAMY” in Red letters.

Symbolism
The design of the shield represents a searchlight beam piercing the sky, which alludes to the antiaircraft activity of the Regiment. The fleur-de-lis is red, the color of the Coast Artillery Corps, and indicates the service of the 68th Coast Artillery in France during World War I. The motto is taken from the Navajo Indian language and translates to “Can Do.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 68th Coast Artillery Regiment (Antiaircraft) on 26 July 1941. It was redesignated for the 68th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 30 September 1946. The insignia was redesignated for the 68th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 5 December 1956. It was redesignated for the 68th Artillery Regiment on 9 December 1958. The insignia was rescinded effective 1 September 1971.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Azure, a pile Or.

Crest

On a wreath Or and Gules, a fleur-de-lis Gules fimbriated Or.

Motto

LOLAMY (Can Do).

Symbolism

Shield

The design represents a searchlight beam piercing the sky, which alludes to the antiaircraft activity of the Regiment.

Crest

The fleur-de-lis is red, the color of the Coast Artillery Corps, and indicates the service of the 68th Coast Artillery in France during World War I.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 68th Coast Artillery Regiment (Antiaircraft) on 26 July 1941. It was redesignated for the 68th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on 30 September 1946. The insignia was redesignated for the 68th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 5 December 1956. It was redesignated for the 68th Artillery Regiment on 9 December 1958. The insignia was rescinded effective 1 September 1971.





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