"Thundering Herd"

8th Armored Division United States 

The mixture of insignia and distinctive colors of several arms incorporated in the Armored Force symbolize integrity and esprit. 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 lightning, shock action.

Arrived European Theatre of Operations on 21 November 1944. 

Arrived Continent 6 January 1945 and the Division entered combat at 23 February 1945. First elements entered combat at 19 January 1945. 


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