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  • Fort Huachuca gallops into another successful Cavalry Heritage Day

    05/29/2017 7:43:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vistsa Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    FORT HUACHUCA -- It was the wild west once again at Fort Huachuca during its second Cavalry Heritage Day hosted by the B Troop Fourth U.S. Cavalry on Saturday. Nine riders and their mounts galloped around the arena to bleachers full of families to showcase techniques used in the late 1800s U.S. Cavalry. It wasn’t just any regular demonstration, though. Riders were pitted against each other in an obstacle course race complete with bean bags and hay bales in place of the enemy. The riders had to finish the course making sure to slice or shoot each target while guiding...
  • Taking the final leap Five join Fort’s historical cavalry

    05/08/2017 7:45:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    FORT HUACHUCA — At exactly 2:20 p.m. on Friday, five soldiers took a knee and placed shiny spurs on their boots. “Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to the newest members of the B Troop, 4th Cavalry Division,” said Garrison Commander Col. Whit Wright to the crowd. A wave of cheers followed. For close to 16 weeks, the group — four men and one woman — learned all things 1880s as they now represent the Fort’s historic horseback soldier. Sgt. Kascia Vigil, the class’s only female student, joined the troop as it “was something prideful about them.” “This training was...
  • Happy Casimir Pulaski Day, Chicago!

    03/06/2017 8:26:40 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 6, 2017
    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Chicago, Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution and known as "the father of the American cavalry".
  • Happy Casimir Pulaski Day, Chicago!

    03/07/2016 10:19:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 7, 2016
    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Chicago, Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution and known as "the father of the American cavalry". Casimir Pulaski Day Casimir Pulaski
  • 1941: U.S. ARMY STAGES REALISTIC MASS WAR MANEUVERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

    05/04/2015 10:12:02 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube / MyFootage.com ^ | 1941 | Movietone
    1941: U.S. ARMY STAGES REALISTIC MASS WAR MANEUVERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Happy Casimir Pulaski Day

    03/02/2015 2:20:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 2, 2015
    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Pułaski. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution and known as "the father of the American cavalry".More
  • Cavalry graduation open to the public. Fort to host riding ceremony on Brown Parade Field

    05/06/2014 1:21:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) hosts a cavalry riding school graduation ceremony on historic Brown Parade Field at 2 p.m., May 22, to honor the most recent graduates. The public is invited to attend this unique, colorful ceremony which highlights Fort Huachuca’s Old West cavalry heritage. The 4th Cavalry Regiment is one of the most famous and most decorated regiments in the U.S. Army. Since its activation in 1855, the 4th Cavalry has continuously served in peace and war. The regiment has fought gallantly in the Indian Wars, the Civil War, the Philippine Insurrection, World War...
  • The cavalry still rides . [Fort Huachuca's B Troop honors those who went before]

    05/19/2013 6:11:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies
    The days of the old horse cavalry of the U.S. Army are generally now only seen in movies. But on Fort Huachuca those days of the late 1800s are still alive through the all-volunteer B Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), honoring a unit which served on the post at various times from 1884 to 1912. Unlike the days of old when the unit protected settlers when America’s westward expansion was at its highest a few years after the end of the Civil War, today’s mission of the small unit is to honor and remember those B Troopers — and by...
  • Vanity: Need help from a Civil War fans

    09/29/2012 4:43:22 PM PDT · by Kolath · 105 replies
    Kolath | 9/29/2012 | Kolath
    I have a few questions about Civil War Cavalry 1. What makes a cavalry sword different from a regular sword? 2. How big was a typical cavalry regiment? 3. What was the preferred horse rifle? 4. Did any units use lances? 5. What were the differences between light and heavy cavalry? 6. Most notable cavalry officers (North and South)?
  • Mario Traverso (obituary for Italian cavalry officer)

    02/19/2011 2:55:47 PM PST · by Parmenio · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 18, 2011 | NA
    Mario Traverso, who died on January 4 aged 94, was a leading officer in what is generally considered to be the last successful battlefield cavalry charge, on the Russian front at Isbuschenskij on August 24 1942; after the war he created a highly successful knitwear company.
  • In Iraq, soldier finds a new faith (Muslim converts to Catholic faith)

    12/27/2009 11:37:29 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 1,044+ views
    Times Union ^ | December 27, 2009 | Paul Nelson
    1st Lt. Marjana Mair is confirmed as a Catholic at Tigris River Chapel in a ceremony presided over by Chaplain Maj. Tyson Wood. You could call it something of a religious trifecta for Marjana Mair. The soldier from Albany was among seven service members with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade who just six days before Christmas were confirmed as Catholics while serving in Iraq. 1st Lt. Mair was also baptized and received her first communion.She was a Muslim for many years but wanted to become Catholic after studying the faith."I grew up (Muslim) for 18 years, but when I...
  • Obama Recognizes Cavalry Troop for Vietnam Gallantry (PUC comes late)

    10/20/2009 4:55:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 395+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2009 – President Barack Obama today paid a long-overdue tribute to the Vietnam War-era soldiers of Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. Obama awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, the nation’s highest award for a military unit, for the troop’s actions March 26, 1970, in Vietnam. Eighty-six former soldiers who served in Alpha Troop then were on hand for the ceremony, and although it’s been nearly four decades since many of them served, Obama said, the heroism they displayed will never be forgotten. “Welcome to a moment...
  • Ancient Silla armor comes to light[Korea]

    07/28/2009 8:19:08 AM PDT · by BGHater · 7 replies · 883+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 22 July 2009 | Lee Kyong-hee
    The recent discovery of the armor of Silla Dynasty cavalrymen has provided proof of the existence of these mythical men. GYEONGJU - The warrior’s body and bones are long gone, decayed into the soil. But the armor that once protected him from enemy swords and arrows has survived the passage of time and has been revealed for the first time in 1,600 years. The armor of the heavily protected cavalrymen of the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. - A.D. 935) - proof of which has previously existed only in paintings - was discovered in the ancient tombs of the Jjoksaem District...
  • 'Longknife' spouses earn their spurs

    03/12/2009 5:59:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 545+ views
    Army.mil ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, USA
    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Christine Tharp saw her husband talk about getting his cavalry spurs, she knew she wanted the opportunity to earn them as well. So, when 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division got together to put on a Spouses' Spur Ride competition March 6, on Fort Hood, she was "thrilled" to say the least and more than 60 other spouses and family members came out to the competition. "I was like, 'thank God,'" said Tharp, of St. Johnsville, N.Y. "It's come to 2-12....
  • Ceremony will kick off historical cemetery project

    09/30/2008 5:23:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 579+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A ceremony to prepare a portion of the state-operated veterans cemetery to receive the remains of soldiers who died in the then Territory of Arizona in the late 1800s will be held Wednesday afternoon. Nearly 70 sets of remains, many of them incomplete, will be reburied at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery next May, after being exhumed at a long-abandoned burial ground in Tucson, said cemetery administrator Joe Larson. Initially, the remains of 10 individuals were expected when the project was started, before Larson became the administrator. “Then the number grew to 30, and now it...
  • We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam

    07/19/2008 10:29:49 AM PDT · by XR7 · 43 replies · 1,251+ views
    Amazon ^ | 7/19/08
    In their stunning follow-up to the classic bestseller, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young, Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Joe Galloway return to Vietnam and reflect on how the war changed them, their men, their enemies, and both countries—often with surprising results. More than fifteen years since its original publication, the number one New York Times bestseller, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young is still required reading in all branches of the military. Now Moore and Galloway revisit their relationships with ten American veterans of the battle—men such as Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley and helicopter pilot Bruce "Old Snake" Crandall—as well as...
  • Veterans events ahead in Sierra Vista

    06/08/2008 1:12:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 387+ views
    A number of veteran events are coming up in the Sierra Vista area. “The one-year clock is ticking and the name of the game is fundraising,” said Joe Larson, administrator of the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. He was speaking about next May’s reburial of remains of soldiers from the late 1800s from a Tucson cemetery to the Sierra Vista site. Larson spoke at the monthly meeting of the Grater Sierra Vista Area United Veterans Council meeting on Saturday. The Historic Soldiers Relocation Project will involve the reburial of 70 sets of remains, of which 53 are known, in an...
  • Reflagging Evokes Pride, Bittersweet Reflection

    03/03/2008 5:19:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 164+ views
    FORT BLISS, Texas, March 3, 2008 – There’s a sense of loss here as soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team prepare to close a chapter in the short history of the brigade they stood up from scratch, took to war, then returned home to reflag. Army Col. Stephen Twitty, commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, leads more than 3,000 of his soldiers through the streets of downtown El Paso, Texas, during a Welcome Home Heroes Parade, Feb. 27, 2008. Photo by Staff Sgt. Paula Taylor, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • El Paso Hosts Texas-Sized Homecoming Parade for Returned Cavalry Troops

    02/28/2008 4:30:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 425+ views
    EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 28, 2008 – The 1st Cavalry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team may be a relative newcomer here, but more than 3,000 of the unit’s soldiers got a Texas-sized hometown heroes’ welcome yesterday as the city hosted a homecoming parade to honor them for their service in Iraq. Unit guidons from Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, dip their flags in a salute as soldiers file past the reviewing stand during a Welcome Home Heroes Parade in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 27, 2008. Photo by Staff Sgt Paula Taylor, USA  (Click photo for...
  • Cavalry Unit Rules the Sky: Hits 20,000 Flight Hours in Iraq

    01/09/2008 3:49:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 230+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs
    CAMP STRIKER — An air cavalry unit in Iraq has found itself ringing in the New Year by flying to a remarkable milestone. The 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment’s Kiowa Warrior helicopters have collectively flown over 20,000 flight hours since arriving here in May, 2007. The squadron is on pace to fly nearly 40,000 hours during their 15-month deployment and have managed to maintain a readiness rate of nearly 92 percent fully mission capable, said Chief Warrant Officer Mike Cavaco, production control officer, 3-17th Cav. Regt. The Kiowa Warrior, a two-seat scout helicopter based on an airframe that dates to...