"Gun Devils" Unit Heraldry
The distinctive insignia for the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment is the shield and motto of the regiment’s coat of arms. The colors scarlet and gold are the traditional colors of the Artillery. The three fleurs-de-lis represent the three major engagements in which the regiment fought in France during World War I. The temple in the upper right hand corner of the shield is taken from the State Seal of Georgia, the birthplace of the regiment and the site where it was organized and trained. Inscrolled beneath the whole shield is the regimental motto, Loyalty. The motto captures the one word, the sense of duty, honor, and country that has inspired the glidermen and paratroopers of the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment to serve in the 82d Airborne Division through periods of both war and peace.
COAT OF ARMS
Shield: Gules, on a blend of three fleurs-de-lis azure, in sinister chief three columns and arch of the second.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, or and gules, in front of two arrows in saltire points up of the first flighted azure a pair of wings conjoined in leure of the first, feathers shafted of the second, charged at center with a torteau and supporting a fleur-de-lis with center petal of the last and outer petals vert fimbriated gold surmounted by a lion's face affronte of the like.
Scarlet and yellow are the colors used for artillery. The three fleurs-de-lis
represent the three major engagements in which the regiment participated while
in France during World War I; the three columns and arch are taken from the
state seal of Georgia, the birthplace of the unit and where it received its
The wings signify the airborne heritage of the unit, the feathers with red shafts referring to participation in the war in Vietnam; the red disc alludes to the scarlet streamers of the Meritorious Unit Commendation also awarded for service in Vietnam. The arrows denote two assault landings in World War II; the blue feathers refer to four Presidential Unit Citations, two for World War II and two for Vietnam. The fleur-de-lis in red and green alludes to the colors of the French Croix de Guerre awarded three times for service in France. The lion's face, suggested by the gold lions in the arms of Belgium and Holland, connotes awards of the Belgian Fourragere, Military Order of William, and Netherlands Orange Lanyard for service in World War II.
Distinctive Insignia: The distinctive insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms