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Cavalry Division

The Cavalry Division was formed in 1916 during World War I by units of the British Army and the British Indian Army stationed in India for service in Mesopotamia in the Mesopotamia Campaign.

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A Squadron, New Zealand Divisional Cavalry in Italy. Once 2NZ Division had actually been supplied with vehicles rat…
Hi. The 31st Infantry was not attached to the Philippine Army in WW2. It, tog…
The great battle of 2035, the 16th transasexual wheelchAir Cavalry charged the artillery of the fir…
1st Cavalry Division soldiers past & present: 1st Cavalry Division isn't the First Team 4 nothing: first in & first 2…
Staff Sergeant Nathaniel J. Nyren, from Reston, Virginia, died in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 28, 2004. SSG Nyren was ***
We train to be the best!. Soldiers, assigned to 1st Cavalry Division, observe simulated enemy fire during Deci…
Ran into the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment today in NM while we were traveling to CA.
BakuSquad is original cavalry group + Denki that grew fond of Bakugou, it's the "we can call out your bs…
Just finished watching The Long Road Home based on the book by the incomparable Martha Raadatz. It tells the story of…
The Long Road Home, an Iraq War mini-series that's gone under the radar about the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort ***
U S Army 1st Cavalry Division on a new Black ball cap
It seemed that Hecarim was already down to action.The mighty division of cavalry already standing a…
6mm Soviet cavalry division for Rommel.
A bit more writing progress today, the Household Cavalry have taken the town of Fano while the Polish 5 Brigade and…
Saluting the sacrifices of America's veterans, a look at the bravery of the 1st Cavalry Division from Ft. Hood.
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This song always gives me chills. It was written after Aaron picked up an old. 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam zippo…
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Thanks to the 1-5 Calvary Rwgiment, 1st Cavalry Division for adopting JES!
So I guess more accurately I have eight infantry divisions and a cavalry division ready.
Infantry Division is set to dominate. What happened Cavalry?
It was supposed to be a routine patrol. Instead, the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas was ambushed in Sadr City,…
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Third Division Mounted Anteater Cavalry reporting for duty! *salute*
The A Shau Valley; An M60 machine-gunner from the 1st Cavalry Division in the valley,1968.
American soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division in the A Shau Valley, May 2,1968.
Department of the Army announces 1st Cavalry Division deployment - United States Army (press release)
Breaking: The 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment declares war on the 1st Cavalry Division.
175,000 at last count, including a large force equivalent to a US armored cavalry division.
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1945 – The US 1st Cavalry Division is heavily engaged in the eastern suburbs of Manila. The US 37th Division is also f…
“Golf course”- the helipad of the 1st cavalry division. Vietnam, 1965
Signal Soldiers from Company C, 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion, and the Polish 11th Armored Cavalry Division...
Bell 47 of the 2nd Airborne Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Division.
If a war broke out, I'd definitely style the armoured division placed under my command like an SS Panzer or Confederate cavalry unit.
The 1st Cavalry division would not return home until after Vietnam
On this day in 2004, Fort Benning lost one of our heroes. In November 1965, the wives of 1st Cavalry Division at...
1st Cavalry Division 2nd Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment "Ghost Battalion" you guys were right to warn us...
1st Cavalry Division soldiers in the A Shau Valley during Operation Delaware, April 1968!
Was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division based out of Fort Hood, TX.
Sherman tanks of the 3rd Armored Division clearing the road between Manhay and Houffalize, Belgium.
The $65 million renovation of the 1st Cavalry Division’s headquarters building is underway and expected to be...
The 1st Cavalry Division has earned its nickname as America's First Team by...
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"Join the 1st Cavalry Division tonight, at Chipotle in Copperas Cove, from 5-9 pm for a fundraising event. All...
The cavalry division met with some fellows of his mother-in-law, without feeling
& Mrs. Carter pose for a photo w/ 1st cavalry division at Bagram. Note the gift of golden spurs in his hand (m…
Sammy Davis Jr. performs for members of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) Long Binh, Vietnam, 1972
Same to you, brother. The 1st Cavalry Division and the USMC have fought together since the 1940's, so we're cousins ;)
Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division HCD must MARCH in the under Direct Order of Commander-In-Chief Trump. Sorry…
Fort Hood’s 1st Cavalry Division HCD is hot to trot and will be taking part in the unifying parade!
3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, returned home two months early from a nine-month deployment to Afghanis…
Nery,1914: the Adventure of the German 4th Cavalry Division on the 31st...
An Khe Vietnam 1967; A member of the 1st Cavalry Division helps a Vietnamese women and her child across a stream!
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division stages vehicles for participation in the US…
📷 “Friend firing at foe” reads the caption of this picture of 1st Cavalry Division soldiers. One of the...
1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division crossing the Imjin River in South Korea
Proud to be First Cavalry!!! 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade!
Clashes between Mahdi Army and the 1st Cavalry Division in Sadr City on 2 …
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OTD: 1st Cavalry Division conducts a feint into southern Iraq as part of a large-scale deception operation,...
1958 1st Cavalry Division History booklet & First Tunes of the First Team Songs
Time Never Heals Is the Story of Dr. Frank Lunati, the First Battalion Surgeon for the 2/5th 1st Cavalry Division in
in 1900 the siege of Kimberley was lifted after 124 days by John French's cavalry division in 2nd Boer War
1900 Relief of Kimberley by General Frenchs's cavalry division .
Will Oklahoma's Sonic carhops on skates will be equivalent to J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry.
Drinking my morning coffee in my 1st Cavalry Division mug...because my brother is home from…
Another (combat) veteran of the Army's 1st Cavalry Division offended by this treasonous mentally-ill SOB
Apocalypse Now bro. Also it's not a "Civil War" hat. It's what the 1st Cavalry Division wears.
Met a retired member of the historic 1st Cavalry Division at dinner tonight. Served a tour of duty in Japan.
6th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment begins its attack on Tobruk which falls the next day,1941. https:/…
1st Cavalry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team to Deploy to Korea
"Asiatic Mounted Division”, a bizarre, scary-as *** mix of six thousand Russian, Mongol, Cossack and Chinese cavalry raiders
Very interesting about the First Cavalry Division honoring Man o' War on the day of his funeral.
Boys at "Big Red One" set for Division Run when 6th Cavalry Reg. joined the fun in OH-58 Kiowa Warrior :)
Funny that soldier is from 1st Cavalry Division, they replaced my unit in Iraq in 06.
Like I have been saying, Cowboys Nation, the cavalry will come soon. Nobody is running away with the division.
US to send 4000 more forces near Russia: ... of the US Army 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, unload Stryker ...
* CONCERT ALERT *. Come in your Halloween Costume and join the 1st Cavalry Division Band at the...
1950 Korea 1st Cavalry Division in Action at Yongdong 8x10 Orig. News Wirephoto
Photo: 9) Soldier of the 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer, February 1945 10) soldiers of the 22nd SS...
Just awful, we enjoy going to this museum.
Ft Hood Military Police are working to find those responsible for vandalizing 3 aircraft at the 1st Cav Div Museum.
Military police are investigating after multiple vehicles on display outside the 1st Cavalry Division Museum were...
Fort Hood Military Police are working to track down those responsible for vandalizing three aircraft at the 1st...
Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division take off simultaneously.
Private First Class William H. Gillespie and Sergeant John Havis of the 1st Cavalry Division c …
UPDATE: JH-2015 High Treason by US marines and army (1st Cavalry Division training at Edwards AFB, CA} in OPEN VIOLATION of 18USCODE- 1385
Our Military Band BTEC students are visiting the Household Cavalry Division in London today. Pics to follow.
1 Field Squadron Royal Engineers: Came back to bivouac + awaited orders from 1st Cavalry Division
. Great movie. My dad was in the first cavalry division in Vietnam. He rocks the stetson on occasion.
TEMPLE - Almost 20 military motorcycle riders from 1st Cavalry Division rode to Horny Toad Harley Davidson in...
Index to the General Orders of the 1st Cavalry Division, in World War II
Division’s best to compete for Gainey Cup - A cavalryman team from TroopA, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th...
The great advance of the Royal Horse Artillery Cavalry Division crossing the Vaal
"Every Soldier should be treated with dignity and respect" (1st Cavalry Division, US Army)
Join the 1st Cavalry Division Band at the Temple Cultural Activies Center May 17, 4 p.m., for an early Memorial...
Congratulations to Bone Troop, 1-75 Cavalry Regiment, 2BCT, 101st Airborne Division for winning second place in...
The 2nd Indian Cavalry Division in Battle of the one of the bloodiest battles ever. cAug,1916, http:…
Air Cav : History of the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam, 1965-1969 (2011,...
April 14, 1942: 2nd Cavalry Division (Belov’s Corps) and 4th Airborne Corps try to break through the encirclement
Artois: All French cavalry division and available troops are put in alert/reserve for the imminent attack in the zone of the 10e Armée.
Sign for a battery of the 19th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
Soldiers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had the opportunity to train alongside...
The 515th Forward Support Battalion (Provisional) was organized, activated, and assigned to the Division Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas on 14 January 2004. The 515th FSB would provide logistical support to the 5th Brigade Combat Team (Provisional) that had been organized to deploy to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II. The battalion was inactivated after returning from Iraq on 26 May 2005. The 5th Brigade Combat Team (Provisional) took the nickname "Red Team" because the headquarters element was the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery (DIVARTY), 1st Cavalry Division, itself known as the Red Team. The line battalions of the BCT were drawn from not only from the 1st Cavalry Divisions, but also from the United States Marine Corps. Along with HHB, DIVARTY, 1st Cavalry Division, the unit included 1-7th Cavalry (-), 1-8th Cavalry, 1-21st Field Artillery, 2/24th Marines, and 515th Foward Support Battalion (Provisional). B Company, 8th Engineer Battalion was la .. ...
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Cavalry soldiers wrap up Atlantic Resolve rotation: About 800 soldiers, mostly from the division’s 2nd Battali...
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Song of the 1st Cavalry division in Vietnam.
Anatomy of a Division : The First Cavalry in Vietnam by Shelby L. Stanton...
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Visit the 2nd Cavalry Division at Sanam Pao today to see mind control in action. Happy happy children’s day
Children’s Day activities at the 2nd Cavalry Division near BTS Sanam Pao. Open until about 4pm
Probably the most popular destination for kids on Children’s Day is the 2nd Cavalry Division at Sanam Pao http:…
Funeral services announced for Fallen Warrior. US Army Spc. Wyatt Joseph Martin E4, 22, a Mesa, AZ native, was born unto his heavenly fathers' home on Dec. 12, 2014. He was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the Parwan Province. Martin was assigned to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division of Fort Hood, Texas. Wyatt joined the Army because he wanted to give back. Wyatt loved the outdoors. After his time in the Army, Wyatt planned to go to Michigan State University and then become a fish and game officer. Wyatt graduated from Skyline High School in Mesa. Wyatt is survived by his parents Brian and Julie, sisters Katie and Beth, grandparents Joe and Joan Martin, Uncles: David Martin, Jeff Martin, Roger Martin, Scott Grace and Rob Grace, Aunts Katie Dornbos, Susan Fedele and Cindy Jewell and also his several adoring and co-mischievous cousins. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 1700 - 2000 at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, 6747 ...
Video - “Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division attached to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team took to Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea to train with their counterparts.” (Source/Citation: US Army/Released)
On 21 November 1951, SFC Dave W. "Bud" Wentzel, F Company, 2-8th Cavalry, earned the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) in Korea. SFC Wentzel also earned the Silver Star on 31 October near Pokkae, Korea. He is buried in Austin, Minnesota. The citation for his DSC is below: Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Dave W. Wentzel (RA27550994), Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as Platoon Sergeant with an Company F, 8th Cavalry Regiment (Infantry), 1st Cavalry Division. Sergeant First Class Wentzel distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces in the vicinity of Sokkogae, Korea, on the night of 21 November 1951. On that date, Sergeant Wentzel was occupying an outpost position with his men when it was suddenly subjected to a fierce attack by approximately t .. ...
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division stationed at Fort Hood, Texas,will head on rotation to So. Korea
The U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division 1st Brigade Combat team deployed in Latvia on "Abrams" tanks attends a...
1st Cavalry Division honors the "Hug Lady" Elizabeth Laird started hugging Fort Hood Soldiers in 2003 while volunteering with the Salvation Army. Now, more than 10 years later, her signature gesture is known among deploying and redeploying Soldiers leaving Robert Gray Army Airfield. you received a hug from this special lady?
Tapa base of Estonian Defence Forces has received its initial US troops of 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Brigade, 8th Cavalry Regiment:Texas
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Congratulations to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division on winning the soccer competition this morning.
GO ARMY - BEAT NAVY! Be sure to check out the 1st Cavalry Division's Go Army Beat Navy Spirit video that will be aired during today's game by West Point - The U.S. Military Academy and CBS. AMERICA'S First Team!
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Have you tried the 1st Cavalry Division museum gift shop?
The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrived in Vietnam on 9/11/1965
1st Cavalry Division arrives in country -- This Day in History -- 9/11/1965 on Histor
Sept. 11, 1965-1st Cavalry Division arrives in South Vietnam at Qui Nhon, bringing U.S. troop strength in South Vietnam to more than 125k.
On this day in 1965, the 1st Cavalry Division of the US Army arrives in Vietnam.
1st Cavalry Division arrives in country: 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) begins to arrive…
1st Cavalry Division arrives in country
have the 1st cavalry division and 24th infantry division and 2d ACR to back up the
Starting to think we need an entire Cavalry Division of the Apocalypse.
Foto: vietnamwarera: 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) soldier with M79 and M16.
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FAST & FURIOUS - ASA STYLE: Training *** for Vietnam During the summer of 1965, the Army Security Agency struggled to meet demand for its talented *** ” The war was escalating and expanding at an incredible pace. At the same time, ASA was establishing, manning, equipping, and training new units as quickly as possible and deploying them to the war zone. Some detachments were formed from existing division support companies so they could be deployed with the first combat units sent to Vietnam. The first complete ASA direct support unit to be deployed was the 10th Radio Research Unit, supporting the 1st Cavalry Division which arrived in September 1965. The 10th RRU (redesignated as the 371st RRC in October 1966) was assigned to the 1st Cav at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and was reorganized as an air mobile unit, like its division. The second DSU to arrive in Vietnam was the 11th RRU (redesignated the 337th RRC in September 1966), which deployed from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, to join the 1st Infantry Divisi ...
TIL in WWII, although it suffered heavy casualties, a Polish cavalry unit fought a German Panzer division and destr…
I will soon find out witch teacher has that 1st Cavalry Division patch sticker on the back of their car...
Just got selected to play on the First Cavalry Division soccer team!
oh, a division of 3,000–6,000 men, including a complement of cavalry, in the ancient Roman army? hmmm Impressive
Imagine you're a 19 year old kid. It's November 14, 1965 and you've been inserted into LZ (landing zone) X-ray in the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam. You're critically wounded and dying there in the jungle. Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away, that your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the Medevac helicopters to stop coming in. You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you're not getting out. Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day. Then - over the machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter. You look up to see a Huey coming in. But... It doesn't seem real because no Medevac markings are on it. Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you. He's with Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). He's one of the pilots who brought you to LZ Xray. It's not his job to mede ...
Click on Photo to Enlarge:. Twas the morning after the San Juan Battle, Cavalry Division General "Fighting" Joe...
THIS DAY IN ARMOR/CAVALRY HISTORY: 1965 - The 11th Air Assault Division was reflagged as the 1st Cavalry...
1st Cavalry Division Soldier in the jungles of Vietnam. First Team!
I think he was in the SBOC ( small bush offensive cavalry ) division. The Germans didn't have Shetland Ponies
Welcome home Major Miller! Your an example for all of the first Cavalry division and all soldiers to follow.
Nine Soldiers receive valor awards for actions in Afghanistan: via
Since 1921, the 1st Cavalry Division has stood ready to do the nation’s bidding. The First Team answered the call...
We took part in the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division run this week, which was COL Whittle's last as...
A soldier of the 1st Cavarly Division, 12th Cavalry, 2nd Battalion, relaxes 6 miles inside the Cambodian border.
Banshee your cavalry tactics contribution benefits in despite of subduement-straight a smsf division: GYKSxMAy
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Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For On Jun 23rd, 2014, the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of Army Cpl. William N. Bonner, 23, of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors on June 28, in his hometown. On Nov. 2, 1950, Bonner was assigned to Medical Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, when his unit was attacked by Chinese forces near Unsan, North Korea. Bonner was reported last serving as a litter bearer near the battalion aid station when the area was overrun by enemy forces. In 1953, as part of a prisoner exchange, known as Operation Big Switch, returning U.S. service members reported that Bonner had been captured by the Chinese and died from malnutrition in early 1951, in the prisoner of war (POW) camp known as Camp 5, near Pyoktong,North Korea. During Operation Glory in September 1954, United Nations and Chinese forces exchan ...
Custer handled a cavalry brigade and later a division very well; His success built on aggression and speed of movement.
Three of the soldiers were awarded Bronze Stars with valor device and the others received Army Commendation...
"Bugout Boogie" This tune was played on Armed Forces Radio throughout Asia, among other places. Of course it was inevitable that in the back-and-forth fighting in Korea in 1950 that some wag would take this tune and write lyrics that would, in time, come to be the unofficial anthem of the war -- The Bugout Boogie. The Army was so sensitive about the subject that it was officially forbidden and you could lose your stripes for singing it in front of the wrong officer. The song was alleged to have been originally sung by the black soldiers of the 24th Infantry Regiment, and some versions of the song include the line: "When them Chinese mortars begins to thud, the Old Deuce-Four begin to bug." Perhaps, but the fact of the matter was that the song was sung in just about every Army unit in Korea, often with a sister unit's name inserted. For example, this is the version sung by some members of the 2nd Infantry Division which makes fun of the 1st Cavalry Division. Hear the patter of running feet It's the old Fir ...
Remembrances of November 23, 1984, almost thirty years have elapsed since the firefight between United Nations forces (American and South Korean) verses North Korean forces occurred because of one defecting Russian fleeing the Soviet Union via the Korean DMZ). We killed several attacking North Koreans; approximately seven North Koreans became POW's; we subsequently returned the POW's and allowed NKPA to secure their dead and wounded. One American was WIA and one ROK was KIA. I reported to the elite Joint Security Force Company in December 1983, as a nineteen year old via New Orleans. I subsequently reported to the 1st Cavalry Division in January 1985, as twenty year old combat Veteran.
HOHENFELS, Germany - Ironhorse Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division have spent the...
Army Public Affairs Alumni Association announces award winners Awardees will be honored June 13 at Army Public Affairs Dinner The Army Public Affairs Alumni Association is announcing the recipients of its 2014 awards. The association’s board of directors voted to present the Joe Galloway Award for Lifetime Achievement to Thomas C. "Clark" Taylor. Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy D. Crisp, public affairs noncommissioned officer in charge for 1st Cavalry Division, was selected to be this year's recipient of the Master Sgt. Marcia Triggs Award of Excellence. Both awards will be presented at the association's annual awards dinner June 13, 2014 at the Army and Navy Club in Washington DC. (Only three days remain for dinner tickets purchase or until the maximum capacity is reached, which may be imminent.) Tickets may be purchased online at Taylor will be recognized for his career-long contributions to Army broadcasting. He was instrumental in the modernization of broadcast command information through the development of S ...
General Eric Shinseki spent a lifetime serving our country. He saw two combat tours in Vietnam and even had part of his foot amputated after stepping on a land mine. He served in Europe for 10+ years. He commanded the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood. He served as Army Chief of Staff and his comments concerning insufficient troop force level in Iraq turned out to be correct. He is the highest ranking person of Asian heritage in Army history. Few people have done as much to serve as he has. Today he handed in his resignation. He is going to be labeled a failure and made a fall guy for a VA system that saw the resources it needed voted down in congress. Some thanks for a lifetime of service. Way to go congress you ***
Her request went to the US Army base at Fort Hood, where the commanding officer of the US Army?s III corps referred her to the Cavalry Division of the III Corps, whose commander at the time was Wesley Clark.
* For everybody who is interested in the 1st Cavalry Division *. Have you seen We Were Soldiers? Know the famous battle of Ia Drang? This ...
THE COURAGE OF SAM BIRD By B. T. Collins I met CPT Samuel R. Bird on a dusty road near An Khe, South Vietnam, one hot July day in 1966. I was an artillery forward observer with Bravo Company, 2nd/12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, and I looked it. I was filthy, sweaty, and jaded by war, and I thought "Oh, brother, get aload of this". Dressed in crisply starched fatigues, Captain Bird was what we called "squared away" - ramrod straight, eyes on the horizon. *** you could still see the shine on his boot tips beneath the road dust. After graduation from Officer Candidate School, I had sought adventure by volunteering for Vietnam. But by that hot and dangerous July, I was overdosed on "adventure," keenly interested in survival and very fond of large rocks and deep holes. Bird was my fourth company commander, and my expectations were somewhat cynical when he called all his officers and sergeants together. "I understand this company has been in Vietnam almost a year and has never had a party," he said. No ...
1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division soldiers with 2-5 Cav move Tanks and Bradleys from the motor...
D/2/8 Cav Angry Skipper – May 17, 2014 This is the speech Terry Garlock gave at our banquet in Myrtle Beach this past weekend. We will publish it in our next Newsletter. Please read this. I've never heard anyone string together words so eloquently that describe our service then and how our souls were touched by that experience now. I've been to 14 reunions with my brothers of D Co. 2/8th Cav, 1st Cavalry Division (airmobile) 65-72, and this is one of the most poignant speeches I've heard. 3 members from D 2/8, from various shifts, have their own chapters in the book Terry wrote, "Strength and Honor." No, I'm not selling books. I think those who have never served in the Nam would especially appreciate this post, of his speech to us this past weekend, as well. It is a gift for us to hear from the heart and soul of a Cobra pilot in the Nam. by Terry Garlock (introduced by Norm McDonald and then Bill Neal) Thank you. Since Norm and Bill only revealed my minor weaknesses, I know I am among friends. And since ...
"Ooops! She Did It Again!" (With Apologies to Britney Spears.) Another "Mayon Volcano is Founded" Incident! At the recent Miss Philippines-Earth Pageant, a contestant said that another contestant "Passed Away" because she fainted during the contest, instead of saying that she "Passed Out." Too bad, there was no Eddie Mercado Emcee to say, "Oh! When's the Funeral?" Sugestion: In the future, all Beauty Pageants should be done in Tagalog or, for that matter, in Bicol, to avoid any more English language gaffes. But not in Ilokano, because one contestant might say, " Didyay wi de buson!" about Errol Flynn's last stand in the movie (As Gen. George Armstrong Custer) and his U.S. 7th Cavalry Division men in the Battle at Little Big Horn against Sitting Bull and his Sioux and Lakota Indians. "Nuff Said!
Monday Mystery: Born in New York; my roommate at West Point was “Stonewall” Jackson. I served with the 1st Dragoons in California; was quartermaster of the Mormon Battalion and led survey parties mapping the Sierra Nevada range. Promoted to Captain, I was transferred to the 2nd Dragoons, headquartered at Fort Mason, and served at Camp Cooper. As the Civil War began, I refused to surrender Fort Brown, TX. I commanded the Cavalry Reserve and then the Cavalry Division; later, I commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Ohio. Captured near Macon, GA, I was a prisoner of war for three months and, as a major general, was the highest ranking Union POW. Who was I ? Email your answer to info
The General of the 1st Cavalry Division (left, with pointer), showing North Korea to Secretary of the Army, Cyrus Vance, who later became Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter. Sitting with Vance is two, three and four star Generals, 1962
Family, friends and fellow Soldiers charged onto Cooper Field to meet loved ones during the 1-8 Cav, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, "Mustangs" Welcome Home Ceremony, March 29, here. More than 300 Black Jack Soldiers, the majority assigned to the Mustangs, returned from there nine-month long deployment in Afghanistan.
Fred Phelps is finally taking the dirt nap the rest of us have needed for a quite some time. I think "Eat s***, Fred" sums up my feelingS better then "RIP". Some of the guys from the 1st Cavalry Division seem to feel the same way. (My last unit was 1st Cav.)
On 3/10/14 I posted that a great American and hero died Bill Guarnere WWII veteran(Band of Brothers). The following day another Great American Hero passed. He also fought for freedom during WWII as part of the 1st Cavalry Division. His stories weren't captured on HBO unfortunately. Yet his battles were just as important for the world. He was a great story teller, son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed tremendously. Heaven received another great man and I'm proud to say he is my Uncle, Robert Castro. Love you.
Day One: 24 February 1991 After thirty-eight days of continuous air attacks on targets in Iraq and Kuwait, President Bush directed the U.S. Central Command to proceed with the ground offensive. General Schwarzkopf unleashed all-out attacks against Iraqi forces very early on 24 February at three points along the coalition line. In the far west, the French 6th Light Armored Division and the 101st Airborne Division started the massive western envelopment with a ground assault to secure the coalition left flank and an air assault to establish forward support bases deep in Iraqi territory. In the approximate center of the coalition line, along the Wadi al Batin, Maj. Gen. John H. Tilelli Jr.’s 1st Cavalry Division attacked north into a concentration of Iraqi divisions whose commanders remained convinced that the coalition would use that and several other wadis as avenues of attack. In the east, two Marine divisions, with the Army’s Tiger Brigade and coalition forces under Saudi command, attacked north into ...
“Not for fame or reward, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty.” --Inscription at Arlington Cemetary Honor & Remember AMERICAN HERO Captain Christopher J. Sullivan US Army, 29, Hometown: Princeton, Massachusetts Christopher J. Sullivan interest in military service started early. Chris joined the Civil Air Patrol at age 14 and served in the ROTC while attending the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, where he majored in mechanical engineering. He sought to continue the family tradition of military service, following the path of his grandfather, father, and two uncles. Chris entered active military service in 1998 and had been promoted on January 10, 2005 to Commander of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment. His service includes serving with the 16th Cavalry Division based in Ft. Knox, Kentucky, the Kosovo peacekeeping mission, and the 1st Infantry Division based in Ft. Hood, Texas. He was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in January 2004. Sullivan ...
Today in History 16 Feb., 1945 Americans take Rizal Memorial Stadium After a day of stand-off, the US 1st Cavalry Division captures Rizal Memorial Stadium from Japanese hands. ~Herodotus || Violet Brains Source:
The 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Dark Horse, a battalion attached to Task Force Patriot From the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gets some time in at the range during a stress fire exercise at Jalalabad Airfield.
Learn Our History Today: On January 21, 1968, during the Vietnam War, the Battle of Khe Sanh began. A forward operating post used as a staging area for recon patrols, the former French outpost of Khe Sanh had been seized by Marines a year earlier and soon became a prime target for North Vietnamese troops due to its proximity to the *** Chi Minh Trail. Beginning with on January 21, thousands of North Vietnamese soldiers slammed into the village of Khe Sanh, overrunning it. The Vietnamese then proceeded to lay siege to the Marine base there, dropping a constant barrage of artillery on them. Pinned down in trenches, the Marines called in massive airstrikes and barrages of their own, with a total of 5,000 bombs being dropped a day. Finally after a Sixty-Six day siege, Khe Sanh was relieved by the men of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division, who linked up with the Marines and pushed the North Vietnamese back. Both sides claimed victory in the battle, with the North Vietnamese insisting they had won because they had p ...
Staff Sgt. Travis Brown, a flight medic assigned to 1st Cavalry Division, and a German soldier assig
Warriors/Leaders, History for 10 January!! 2 ID A and C companies of the 72nd Tank Battalion rejoin the 2nd Infantry Division at Sangju in order to support the 2 ID's continued battle at Wonju. The two companies had spent the past 15 days covering over 600 miles and supporting operations with the 24th Infantry Division, the Princess Patricia Regiment of the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade, the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, the 1st Cavalry Division and the 6th ROK Division as well as their own parent 2nd Infantry Division. US Army On 10 JAN 1944: In Italy the US 5th Army, under the command of LTG Mark Clark, opened its offensive on the Gustav Line in appalling weather, capturing Cervaro. Italy. This was the first offensive aimed at liberating Rome. STN, William M. Alexander Director, 2ID Museum
The United States will send the 1st U.S. Cavalry Division from Fort Hood on a nine month deployment to help balance military power in Korea. A Battalion of 800 troops, 40 M1A2 tanks and 40 Bradley fighting vehicles will … Continue reading →
COMBAT: A company of the 1st Cavalry Division pinned down in a rice paddy near the village of An Thai in Binh Dinh province in Vietnam in February, 1965. The troopers eventually squirmed out of the paddy and took the village from North Vietnamese regulars after a fierce fire fight. It was part of the largest offensive of the war involving 24,000 American, South Vietnamese and South Korean troops against an estimated 8,000 North Vietnamese regulars and Viet Cong along the South China Sea 300 miles north of Saigon. Recently a young man asked me what it was like being in combat in Vietnam--to have someone shooting at you with mortar rounds exploding all around? He was a young man who clearly never served in the military. Since returning from Vietnam it was the first time anyone had ever asked me that question. Another vet might have been able to answer the young mans question but I was at a loss for words. To know the horror of combat its something you have to experience first hand to understand. Despite hav ...
Today in History: Round number 1,345,250 was fired by the 77th Field Artillery Battalion at 1400 hours on this day in 1951. This was the final round fired by the 1st Cavalry Division during the Korean War.
Report of Brigadier General Alfred Pleasonton, US Army, commanding Cavalry Division, of Operation September 4-17 Including The Battle of Antietam HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, Camp near Sharpsburg, September 19, 1862 Brigadier General R. B. MARCY, Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following report of service performed by this division in the late operations of the Army of the Potomac, comprehending the expulsion of the enemy from Maryland: On the 4th instant the command moved from Falls Church, on the south side of the Potomac, passed over the Aqueduct Bridge to Tennallytown, and from thence proceeded to reconnoiter all the fords on the Potomac as far as Seneca Mills, finally assuming a position at Muddy Run. This occupied the 4th, 5th, and 6th instant. On the 6th instant the 1st New York Cavalry moved to Middleburg, and sent four companies to occupy Clarksburg, at the same time scouting the country to Hyattstown. The 1st US Cavalry proceeded to Brookville, to sc ...
2nd Cavalry Division On 20 August 1921, as a result of lessons learned from World War I, the US Army Adjutant General constituted the 1st and 2nd Cavalry Divisions to meet future mobilization requirements. As organized, 2nd Cavalry Division was to be an integrated division. As the number of black personnel entering the Army rose, the need for *** units for these soldiers to join also increased. In November 1942 the War Department directed that the 2nd Cavalry Division would be reactivated, and that two new black regiments would be assigned. It was also announced that the 2nd, now the Army's third black division, would remain divided between Texas and California. Construction was started at both posts since neither had the facilities to support an entire division. The work completed, the 2nd Cavalry Division activated on 25 February 1943 with Headquarters at Fort Clark. The 9th and 27th Cavalry, active at the Texas post, were the assigned troops of the 5th Cavalry Brigade. The 10th and 28th Cavalry, loca . ...
Today in the WBTS, December 5th 1839 George Custer born, Federal General George Armstrong Custer is born in Harrison County, Ohio. Although he is best known for his demise at the hands of the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, Custer built a reputation as a dashing and effective cavalry leader during the Civil War. Custer entered West Point in 1857, where he earned low grades and numerous demerits for his mischievous behavior. He graduated last in the class of 1861. Despite his poor academic showing, Custer did not have to wait long to see military action. Less than two months after leaving West Point, Custer fought in the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. Custer served the entire war in the Army of the Potomac. He was present for nearly all of the army's major battles, and Custer became, at age 23, the youngest general in the Union army in June 1863. He led the Michigan cavalry brigade in General Judson Kilpatrick's 3rd Cavalry Division. Less than a week after ...
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Barteky, 1st Cavalry Division command Sergeant Major, takes the reins as the division’s...
Statue commemorating South Vietnamese Marines, 1969. Saigon, South Vietnam. In late November of 1965 I was sent to Saigon by my platoon leader, Bud Alley, following the battle at Landing Zone Albany on November 17th to hopefully identify a missing trooper from our company, Kenny Bolich, from among unidentified bodies at the morgue. Kenny was the only trooper unaccounted for from the company following the battle in which 155 fell that day on November 17, 1965. By all accounts, I was the last to see Kenny alive the afternoon of the battle. I wasn't looking forward to the task as Kenny and I were best friends going back to our days at Fort Benning, Georgia before the 1st Cavalry Division shipped out to Vietnam. I preferred remembering Kenny the way I saw him last rather then in a rubber body bag in the morgue. On the afternoon of November 17, 1965 Kenny and I were together when the column halted after lead elements of the battalion arrived at Landing Zone Albany. We were looking forward to being lifted out a ...
On this date, forty-eight years ago, the 2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry (2-5 Cav) marched into LZ X-Ray to support her sister battalion (1-7 Cav) that had been in contact with the enemy for fully a day and a night in the Ia Drang Valley, Pleiku Province, Republic of Vietnam. The battle would continue throughout the area for days yet to come. Never forget! Always honor! "First Team!" (1st 1st Cavalry Division)
THIS DAY IN U.S. MILITARY HISTORY - 1965 – In the second day of combat, regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division battle on Landing Zone X-Ray
Say Hello to Kyle | He is an Army Combat Medic from the 1st Cavalry Division. He's New to our Prepper/Survivalist Community
The 1st Cavalry Division also welcomed Command Sergeant Major Andrew Barteky to our ranks today as the new Division CSM.
A dated but excellent film on 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) and Ia Drang Valley fight (12-min mark)
Today back in 1965, elements of the 1st Cavalry Division (including Custer's newly re-activated 7th Regiment) landed in a little spot in Vietnam known as the Ia Drang Valley and conducted a 4-day operation against a superiorly numbered North Vietnamese force. Most of you know this story thru the Mel Gibson movie "We Were Soldiers". Many troopers died that day but it laid the foundation for a new doctrine of warfare-air mobile tactics. +Doc+
Today in Mounted Warfare Histroy - 1965: 1st Cavalry Division begins the Battle of Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam
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Proud to give a shout out to this Veterans Day! Thank you, Chris!Army 1st Cavalry Division, Operation Desert Storm
My dad as young member of 1st Air Cavalry Division. Thanks to him & other for their service & our safety.
We are the First Team! All the best on Veterans Day from the Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division & families to You
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Happy Veteran's Day to my fellow Vets! Proud memories serving with my comrades at the 1st Cavalry Division ("First Team").
Getting to know ... a US First Cavalry Division veteran
Remembering Anthony Panzeri and his WWII comrades of the 11th Armoured Division, 41st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized, F-Troop
Live the legend 1st Cavalry division
I was in the 1st Cavalry Division and served in the Far East from 1953 to 1955 as a Staff Sergeant.
Photo: vietnamwarera: Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
It's been an honor to serve with the guys at the 1st Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division during my Army years. Happy Veterans Day.
Dad's 1968 U.S. Army draft picture before serving in the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam '68-'69
I had a friend stationed at Ft Hood when I lived in Austin. He was in the 1st Cavalry Division & was in Fallujah.
He would look way better in a First Cavalry Division tie
Awesome painting of the 1st Cavalry Division
This Civil War kepi represents a Cavalry unit from the One corps and 2'd division. The Army of the Potomac fought...
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The First Cavalry Division joins Exercise Steadfast Jazz as a show of U.S. commitment to NATO: via
Jan 1940, the Composite Regiment sailed to Palestine with its horses. It was the last cavalry division ever deployed.
Congratulations to the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division's Christopher Kurth Dining Facility for being selected as the runner-up in the Active Army Field Kitchen category of the Department of the Army's Philip A. Connelly Awards for Excellence in Army Food Service. Yesterday, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), and former 1st Cavalry Division commander - alongside FORSCOM's Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca - presented the award to Sgt. 1st Class Shelondia Barksdale and Staff Sgt. Tierre Warren of the Black Jack Brigade.
"Jo Hukam".The Battle of Haifa (Isreal) The Battle of Haifa was fought on 23 September 1918 in Palestine/Isreal during 1st World war, Haifa is the secend biggest city of Isreal located on Mediterranean coast, Turkey's Khalifa Ottoman capture of the towns of Haifa and Acre, and he was supported by Kaiser the German "Emperor", The main war was between German and English, Indian British Govt Asked the princely states of India to Help them, Many Princely states send their army , Jodhpur state' is one of them. the Jodhpur Lancers or Sardar Rasala arrived in Egypt in early 1918, a part of the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade, 5th Cavalry Division, Desert Mounted Corps. After three months of training near Cairo they moved into the Jordan Valley.The Jodhpur Lancers was commanded by Hari Singh's son, Major Dalpat Singh. was the special service British officer with the regiment,On 23rd Sept 1918 the Brigade less the Jodhpur Lancers, was ordered to advance and capture Haifa, Interestingly the attack was led ...
Today, Sep 11, in 1965: 1st Cavalry Division begins to arrive in South Vietnam. It was the 1st full U.S. Army division deployed there.
Kickin it listenin to gucci , graduating this month. stationed at Ft.hood my future unit is under ( 1st Cavalry Division ) >>>>>>
Wheels down. Package has arrived. Woohoo! I'm going to try not to cry. (@ 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters)
Waiting for final redeployment flight from AFG for the 4th BCT, Cavalry Division. These troops have served with skill and courage.
Today in Mounted Warfare History - 2005: 1st Cavalry Division completes restructuring to modular design
As Barack Obama has already informed the enemy Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan of our intent to withdraw most of our troops next year, the same Commander-in-Chief has authorized the deployment of 400 U.S. Army troops to assist the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Egyptian government, as reported by the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) via Google News on June 24, 2013. Citing various local sources from the Killeen and Ft. Hood, Texas area, American troops from the sprawling Army post will soon man posts throughout Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula as part of a nine-month “peacekeeping mission.” Part of the pre-deployment training includes crowd control measures during protests and riots. “Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training,” according to a local TV news station that broke the story out of Killeen. According to a U.S. Army press release, a battalion task force from the 1st Cavalry Division is officially slated for assignment to the United Nation’s ...
Just sayin. Operation Dragoon Sabre: An Najaf, Kufa, Ad-Diwaniyah, Al-Kut 10 APRIL 04 -“ 30 JUNE 04 SITUATION in April 2004: The 2ACR had completed its 12 month tour in Iraq and was conducting the final phase of a battle-handover of its Area of Operation in Baghdad to 1st BCT, 1st Cavalry Division set for 10 April 2004. 2nd Squadron had re-deployed to Fort Polk on 1 April and the Regiment’ s Advance Parties had moved down to Kuwait to begin port activities. The Regiment’ s entire air power in 4th Squadron had flown down to Kuwait to begin loading onto ships for redeployment. The remainder of the Regiment was preparing to road march south to Kuwait for re-deployment. Early on the 4th of April 2004, Muqtada Al-Sadr’ s Mahdi Militia participated in a large demonstration at the Coalition Provisional Authority HQ in An Najaf, south of Baghdad. Two days later hundreds of Al-Sadr’ s supporters attacked and seized key locations in An Najaf, Ad-Diwaniyah, and Al-Kut essentially giving them control of Sou ...
Command Sergeant Major Dwight M. James served 30 years in the Army as a tank commander in the 2nd Cavalry Division...
I agree 1000% that more guns there are in the hands of legal gun owners the more you'll see crime go down. The bad guys don't want to get put into the ground, so if they think you are armed, they'll go find a defenseless target. That's right if you have to shoot: DON'T SHOOT TO WOUND, SHOOT TO KILL! US COMBAT VETERAN: VIETNAM, '68 - '69; Door gunner, 1st Cavalry Division (AM).
That's my Unit-HHC-3/41-INF,2AD. 3 / 41Inf Bn Deploys to Saudi Arabia On 10 Aug 1990, 3 / 41 Infantry was notified to deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Desert Shield. The unit deployed as part of the Tiger Brigade with the 1st Cavalry Division to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The Main Body Deployed on 09 Oct 1990. Upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, 3 / 41 honed its war-fighting skills and deterred Iraqi aggression from 09 Oct 1990 to 19 Jan 1991. During this time 3 / 41 led Tiger Brigade in the first brigade size movement in recent history, transitioned to the M2A2 BFV and task organized into a balanced task force. Tiger Brigade linked up with the 2d Marine Division as the air war began on 15 January 1991. 3 / 41 Infantry led the Tiger Brigade Attack into Kuwait on 24 Feb 1991. The Straight and Stalwart Battalion Task force destroyed a large number of enemy vehicles, captured over 1000 prisoners and accomplished all missions during the 100 hours of combat. On 27 Feb 1991 the 3 / 41 scouts linked up wit ...
Leaders and soldiers of the 1st “Ironhorse” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a Brigade Support Area exercise from May 31 to June 9, here.
"A Memorial Day Tribute to Spiritual Warriors" 2 Tim. 2:3 - “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” Years ago, during a business trip to Dallas, I took the opportunity to spend time with my close friend and former roommate, Gary Cantrell and his family. Gary and I caught up on our lives and families and reminisced about our days at West Point, our buddies from the Class of ‘69, and our tours of duty as Army officers. Most of our class served in Vietnam and saw combat duty. Gary and I were no exceptions. Gary served as an Infantry Company Commander with the 1st Cavalry Division, and I served as a District Senior Advisor to a South Vietnamese Regional Force. I received extensive combat training including airborne, ranger, officer basic, advisory assistance, and Vietnamese language training, which proved invaluable in combat where the enemy was intent on killing my troops and me. Years of preparation and training imparted the ability to issue orders and make clear decis ...
So maybe this Memorial Day weekend is a good time to ask again: does anybody out there have any contact with Korean War vets? Specifically, H Company, 7th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division? My profile pic and cover photo right now show my Uncle PFC Marvin Roy Hoffman, and, I presume, his Army mates, respectively, while stationed in Japan, just before the war. I have used the bulletin board over at the Korean War Project's 7th Cav page to reach out to any of his brother soldiers or their families so I can begin the task of identifying people and places depicted in over 200 of his photos I recently found. One of the curators of the 7th Cav's page and alumni group has tried to lend a hand as well, but so far there have been no responses. The messages on the board to which I responded were all posted around 2002-2003, probably when the page was created, and I've gotten no responses so far from that approach. Not too surprising - I doubt those people are still looking for e-mail responses to messages they posted ...
Memorial Day" Four years ago, as a guest on a syndicated radio program, I read a letter from Betty Sanderman in Sonora, California. Her letter was published in "Reminisce" magazine. I think her words are worth repeating. They are as follows: In February 1945, my parents, my brother and I had been held captive in the Santo Tomas internment camp near Manila, in the Philippines, for three years, since the Japanese took over the island. I was seven years old, and I told my mother about seeing the shadow of a huge bird going across the hot, baked grounds of the camp the previous week. My mother told me not to say anything about what I had seen. It was not the shadow of a bird, but that of a low flying American airplane. For some time, the Filipino people outside our fence had been singing "God Bless America" as their way of letting us know that American troops were coming soon to liberate us. It was not long before, on a hot tropical night, the tanks of the 1st Cavalry Division and a "flying column" of America ...
KILLEEN, TX — The Army's 1st Cavalry Division has been under fire in recent years, with soldiers claiming their obsession with obsolete uniform items — Stetson cowboy hats and spurs without rowels — make them stand out in addition to being the...
NEWS: 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division convoy hits the highway, headed for the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. Full Story from the Killeen Daily Herald:
COMBATIVES UPDATE: Heading into the championship round this evening at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, the team from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment is in the lead with 314 points. The "First Team," 1st Cavalry Division squad is second at 240, and last year's champions, 41st Fires Brigade, are in third with 230 points. Third place matches begin at 4 p.m., with championship bouts to follow in all eight weight classes. The event is free and open to the public.
Congressional Medal of Honor Citations for Actions Taken this Day *GRABIARZ, WILLIAM J. Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army. Troop E, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Place and date: Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 23 February 1945. Entered service at: Buffalo, N.Y. Birth: Buffalo, N.Y. G.O. No.: 115, 8 December 1945. Citation: He was a scout when the unit advanced with tanks along a street in Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. Without warning, enemy machinegun and rifle fire from concealed positions in the Customs building swept the street, striking down the troop commander and driving his men to cover. As the officer lay in the open road, unable to move and completely exposed to the pointblank enemy fire, Pfc. Grabiarz voluntarily ran from behind a tank to carry him to safety, but was himself wounded in the shoulder. Ignoring both the pain in his injured useless arm and his comrades’ shouts to seek the cover which was only a few yards distant, the valiant rescuer continued his e ...
Constituted 1 September 1984 in the Regular Army as Headquauaters Troop, Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and activated at Fort Hood Tx
"It was life and death out there every day for us. We really didn't care about rank." Jerry Hogan. Crew chief, Blue lift, and gunner, Scouts: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Was in Nam from 9/1969 until 4/1971.
Hey Troopers! 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is featured in this weeks Fort Hood Sentinel and how awesome their training went at NTC! LIVE THE LEGEND!!
2FEB1863: Things in the New Kingdom of Winchester, Virginia are not going well under Tyrant Lord General Milroy who reigns supreme in an occupation of that once fine town. While he has been pre-occupied in petty fights with strong-willed “rebel women” of the town who successfully give him grief at every turn … Brigadier General William “Grumble” Jones and his 4th Brigade of CS Cavalry have been detached from MajGen JEB Stuart’s Cavalry Division and sent to the Shenandoah Valley. There they have twice raided and severed the Winchester & Potomac Railroad and nearby roads leading out of Charlestown and Martinsburg into Winchester, severely disrupting Milroy’s supply chain. Now, to make things worse, General Lee has observed the predictable in activity of the enemy under the new “leadership” of Major General “Fighting Joe” Hooker, and sends orders to BGen Jones to ramp up his supplies and prepare to receive another 2,000 man cavalry brigade to reinforce him for operations to oust Tyr ...
2nd Cavalry Division (United Kingdom) Engagements First Battle of the Aisne (1914) Second Battle of Ypres (1915) Battle of Arras (1917) Battle of Cambrai (1917) Operation Michael (Somme, 1918) Battle of Amiens (1918) Second Battle of the Somme (1918) Hindenburg Line (1918) Advance in Picardy (1918) The 2nd Cavalry Division was a regular British Army division that saw service in World War I. It also known as Gough's Command, after its commanding General and was part of the initial British Expeditionary Force which landed in France in September 1914. It was involved in most of the major actions where cavalry were used as a mounted mobile force, and also many where the troops were dismounted and effectively served as infantry. On November 11, 1918, units of the division were east and northeast of Mons, in Belgium. Orders were received that the division would lead the advance of Fourth Army into Germany, a move that was to begin on November 17, 1918. On December 1, it crossed the frontier south of St Vith. Th ...
In the largest search-and-destroy operation to date--Operation Masher/White Wing/Thang Phong II--the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), South Vietnamese, and Korean forces sweep through Binh Dinh Province in the central lowlands along the coast. The operation begins on this day in 1966 and lasts through March. The purpose of the operation was to drive the North Vietnamese out of the province and destroy enemy supply areas. In late January, it became the first large unit operation conducted across corps boundaries when the cavalrymen linked up with Double Eagle, a U.S. Marine Corps operation intended to destroy the North Vietnamese 325A Division. Altogether, there were reported enemy casualties of 2,389 by the time the operation ended.
Submitted by Joe Again, the old timer is out weighing you guys 3 to 1, keep the submissions coming at submissionscome from a military family, and as a boy, when we all got together all the old war stories are told. They were all War 2 and Korea veterans. My grandfather, Horace Stables, would tell about when he was in 1st Cavalry Division when they traded the last of their horses for tanks. Uncle Beau S. Spreddar told how on his first day of boot camp his Drill Instructor said "I can't make you do anything. I can only make you wish you had." And my Great-Uncle, Harris Grey, would joke that his non-veteran son-in-law should "go into the kitchen with the women folk." The first time I ever heard this story was from my uncle Ben Lyon. In the early fifties aircraft were not a very common sight. Especially for some of the trainees from rural parts of the country. While in formation and at the position of attention, Pvt Yuri Diculas turned his head to look at an aircraft flying overhead. The Drill Sergea ...
An opposition to this force at around 14:30 would be either Bachelu or Foy’s divisions. Both these formations had a brigade of five units and a brigade of six plus a battery of foot arty. Horse can be drawn from 2nd Cavalry Division (Gen de Division Comte Pire) This comprised of Hubert’s !st Brigade (1st and 6th Chasseurs) and Wathier’s 2nd Brigade ( 5th and 6th Line lancers). There was a battery of Horse arty attatched. I would suggest the cavalry are average and the foot a mix of regulars and veterans dependant on personal choice and points. The veteran status is , in my opinion justified because although the army was raised rapidly translations of French sources suggest the units were full of returnees and these men were fired up to avenge the treatment many of them had as prisoners of war at the hands of the British. I would suggest fielding all the available cavalry would represent to vast numerical superiority of cavalry Ney had during the battle. As a rough list, prior to further research, w ...
Today in Gulf War History - December 28th: The New York Times reports that Iraq is strengthening its forces along its border with Turkey. The Iraqi’s test launch a single short-range ballistic missile (probably an Al-Abbas Scud) about 735-750 kilometers, between points in southeastern and western Iraq. The flight path was away from U.S. and coalition forces. (1107hrs) 101st Airborne Division receives SCUD launch notification and two minutes later word that the missile impacted in Iraq; (1118) air defense elements went to "YELLOW-TIGHT" status, reverting to "WHITE-HOLD" (at 1134). USCINCCENT reports that the Iraqi’s protect their Scuds by dispersing their mobile erector launchers (MELS), moving the MELs mainly at night for launches near sunset or sunrise, and concealing the MELS and Scuds in buildings or in camouflaged, earth-covered trenches. 1st Cavalry Division along with 13th Signal Btn begins displacing to Tactical Assembly Area WENDY. USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) and USS AMERICA (CV-66) Carrie ...
U.S. Army veteran Ed Turk spent 25 years in the service, and continues to support his fellow veterans today. Turk served with the 101st Airborne Division, 1st Armored Division, 2nd Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division, and was stationed everywhere from Vietnam to Germany to Fort Riley, Ka...
This afternoon (Dec 7) at 1253 hours, take a minute to remember the 2,402 American Service Members who gave their lives at the beginning of a war that changed the world forever and where we still have over 37,100 Soldiers and Army Air Corps Airmen who remain unaccounted-for. In the wake of the attack, 15 Medals of Honor, 51 Navy Crosses, 53 Silver Stars, four Navy and Marine Corps Medals, one Distinguished Flying Cross, four Distinguished Service Crosses, one Distinguished Service Medal, and three Bronze Star Medals were awarded to the American servicemen who distinguished themselves in combat at Pearl Harbor. Then take a minute and remember the Soldiers of 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 24th, and 25th Infantry Divisions that were fighting on December 7 1950 to stem the Chinese Communist Force attacks during the coldest Korean winter. Over 6,000 of them have still not returned home.
Battle of Tam Quan begins on this day in 1967 and lasts until December 20. 1st Cavalry Division fights a fierce engagement on the Bong Son Plains: 58 killed inaction; 250 wounded.
Before the win today we celebrated with our Army friends in the 1st Cavalry Division from Ft. Hood at our Valley Ranch Headquarters. Thanks to USAA for their support to make this visit possible. Then today we celebrated Salute To Service at Cowboys Stadium! To show your military appreciation visit www.millionfansalute.com!
We were honored today to host a group of soldiers from Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry Division and another special guest from Make-A-Wish America, Pablo. Thanks to USAA for supporting our troops' visit! Check out how the men and women of 1st Cavalry fired up your Cowboys!
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