40th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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40th Infantry Regiment
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Coat of arms
Active 1917
Country  United States
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Motto none
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 40 Inf Rgt DUI.png
U.S. Infantry Regiments
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39th Infantry Regiment 41st Infantry Regiment

The 40th Infantry Regiment is a non-active infantry regiment in the United States Army.

Lineage[edit]

Constituted 15 May 1917 in the Regular Army as the 40th Infantry. Organized 20 June 1917 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota from personnel of the 36th Infantry. Assigned to the 14th Infantry Division 5 July 1918. Relieved from the 14th Division February 1919. Inactivated 1 November 1921 at Danville, West Virginia. Allotted to the Second Corps Area 28 February 1927. Affiliated with Cornell University and organized 18 April 1930 at Ithica, New York. Disbanded 11 November 1944.

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

  • Description

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 14 inches (3.2 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 It was rescinded on 5 September 1958.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[edit]

  • 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 The insignia was rescinded on 5 September 1958.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "40th Infantry Regiment".

  • Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from ..., Volume 1 By Francis Bernard Heitman [1]
  • Encyclopedia of United States Army insignia and uniforms By William K. Emerson (page 51).[2]
  • [3] lineage

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