Cavalry Regiment & West Point
There are currently nine regular cavalry regiments of the British Army, with two tank regiments provided by the Royal Tank Regiment, traditionally classed alongside the cavalry, for a total of eleven regiments. The United States Military Academy at West Point (also known as USMA, West Point or Army) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. /5
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The first black soldier to graduate from West Point in 1877 was Henry O. Flipper. He was the CO of the 10th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Sill.
The first African-American to graduate from West Point, Henry O. Flipper, was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, the famous Buffalo Soldiers, at Fort Sill. In addition to his leadership duties in the cavalry, he directed his men to dig a ditch to drain a swamp ... this is still called Flipper's Ditch and a landmark is on Upton Road by the Fort Sill Golf Course.
Good morning! Have you tried our Monday Mystery? It's a weekly trivia quiz about a person, place or thing related to our 29-county region in Central West Texas. See our map at www.texasfortstrail.com/map.) On Monday and Wednesday mornings (typically around 9 a.m.), we post a clue and on Friday, reveal the answer. We ask that participants email or message the answer so all of our friends and fans have the opportunity to participate. The first five to submit the correct answer earn "braggin' rights" and are recognized on Friday. Everyone who submits the correct answer is entered into a random drawing for the weekly prize package; the winner is also announced on Friday. (The prize package consists of items from communities and attractions in our region.) Give it a go! And, good luck! Monday Mystery: Born in Virginia and a graduate of West Point, I served in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment headquartered at Fort Mason. On expedition with Van Dorn against Comanches in 1859, I was seriously wounded in action at ...
Harold Gregory "Hal" Moore, Jr. (born February 13, 1922) is a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Army. Moore is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, which is the second highest military decoration of the United States Army. He was the lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, at the Battle of Ia Drang on November 1416, 1965, in Vietnam. Today he is the "Honorary Colonel" of the Regiment. Born in Bardstown, Kentucky, Moore's chances of obtaining an appointment to the United States Military Academy were reduced due to the demographics of the area. Moore therefore moved to Washington, D.C., where he completed his high school education, and attended George Washington University for two years before receiving his appointment from a Georgia congressman in 1942 (despite having never before been to Georgia). He graduated from West Point in 1945 and attended graduate studies at George Washington and Harvard universities, ob ...
The picture below is of my Uncle Dan who started his journey at age 17 at West Point Academy. After graduation he became a Second Lieutenant, enrolled in ranger and airborne school, and emerged as a recon platoon leader in Vietnam. He was rewarded two Bronze Stars and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for his actions in the fighting that followed. Later, as a Troop Commander in the 6th Cavalry Regiment, my uncle, as Captain Speilman led the first Regular Army unit into Washington, D.C. to control the riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He was selected by the army to go to graduate school in University of Texas. After receiving his graduate degree, he taught Geography at his alma mater, West Point. After he heard about the army selecting 30 officers to send to medical school, he decided to apply. He was chosen, and completed three surgical training programs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Making him a colonel with two-board certifications- ENT, plastic surgery, and hand and mi . ...
Alex gets to meet Lt. General Hal Moore and Sergeant Major Basil Plumley at West Point. Moore led the 7th Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and received the Distin...
Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., pose together on an obstacle after completing the cavalry spur ride Aug. 7 and 8, hosted by the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, during their visit and tour of Fort Bliss. Photo by Spc.
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