5th Armored Division United States

The mixture of insignia and distinctive colors of several arms incorporated in the Armored Force symbolize integrity and esprite. It is an interlocked ornament, found in Nordic monuments, composed of three torques: red for Artillery; blue for Infantry; and yellow for Cavalry. The symbols represent the characteristics of Armored Divisions: the tank track, mobility and armor protection; the cannon, fire power; and the red bolt of lightening, shock action.

Arrived European Theatre of Operations on 23 February 1944. 

Arrived Continent 25 July 1944 and the Division entered combat at 2 August 1944. 

 

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