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  • 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...
  • 1st Cavalry Home For Holidays

    12/21/2007 12:41:14 PM PST · by MaestroLC · 3 replies · 123+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Friday, Dec 21, 2007 | CHRIS VAUGHN
    FORT HOOD -- The last 12 hours of 15 months is a very long time. "I have not slept," said Dianne Hunt, whose eyes welled up at the slightest provocation and who was prone to jumping up and down in anticipation. "My heart is just a-goin'!" All over the parade field in front of the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters, wives and moms, girlfriends and grade-schoolers proved that sometimes the best Christmas gifts don't require a minute's shopping. Sometimes the Army delivers the gifts home, just in time. "The kids are so excited," said Sarah Rogers, who confessed to her own...
  • Was Nathan Bedford Forrest the Best Confederate Cavalry Leader in the West?

    12/09/2007 8:55:00 PM PST · by indcons · 560 replies · 4,955+ views
    Military History Online ^ | 12/09/2007 | Laurence Freiheit
    Had the Civil War not occurred when it did allowing Nathan Bedford Forrest to serve as a cavalry officer, we very likely would not be studying or even reading about him today. Of course the same could be said about Ulysses S. Grant and many other notable Civil War commanders. What separates Forrest from other successful general officers are his accomplishments despite his almost total lack of education or military background and his impoverished upbringing. His rise from private to lieutenant general was clearly earned, not gained through political influence or social standing. His military success are due to virtually...
  • Injured Soldier's 3 Children Killed in Wreck

    11/07/2007 10:21:36 PM PST · by HalfGallon · 13 replies · 186+ views
    WOAI ^ | 11/06/2007 | David Cruz
    It's a story of incredible courage and unwavering faith of a military family here. Despite suffering an unimaginable loss, a wounded soldier and his wife are standing strong as they prepare to bury the last of their three young children. Army SPC Austin Johnson was undergoing treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center for a brain injury suffered in Iraq when he was hit with another blow. Johnson was waiting for a visit from his family when he learned, they wouldn't be coming. They'd been involved in a horrible crash as they drove to see him. Now, Johnson is preparing to...
  • Cavalry Soldiers help provide Medical Aid

    11/04/2007 2:35:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 122+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Courtney E. Marulli
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HOPE — In an area where clinics are scarce and a trip to the hospital is too far, residents in the New Baghdad District of eastern Baghdad were helped when the Iraqi National Police provided security and joined Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, attached to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, providing medical care Oct. 29. After they were seen by a doctor, residents were allowed to choose from clothing, soccer balls and other items for their family as they left with more than 300 of them seeing a doctor. Capt. Cindi J. Schuler, the...
  • Iraqi Army, Volunteers, Cavalry Troops Celebrate Success in Ameriya

    11/01/2007 4:30:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 128+ views
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq , Nov. 1, 2007 – Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a social gathering, including a cookout and a soccer tournament, for Iraqi army troops and a volunteer group from Ameriya, a neighborhood in the Mansour district of western Baghdad on Oct. 28. Army Lt. Col. Dale Kuehl, commander of the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, presents the first-place trophy to Rafeid Khaleiel, the coach of the Forsan Al Rafadeen soccer team at the end of a soccer tournament hosted by his unit at Camp Liberty in...
  • Stryker Cavalry Ridding Baghdad of Bombs, ‘Bad Guys’

    10/11/2007 4:41:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 392+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2007 – U.S. soldiers are sweeping through a Baghdad neighborhood to clear out explosives and extremists, a coalition commander said today. “We've been working in the East Rashid district going after the bad guys and doing very, very well and trying to give a little hope to the Iraqis … so they don't have to live in fear any more,” Army Col. John RisCassi told online journalists and “bloggers” during a conference call from Iraq. RisCassi commands 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, a rapid response mobile force deployed from Vilseck, Germany, and assigned to Multinational Division Baghdad. He...
  • Cavalry Soldiers, ISF detain high-value individual

    10/03/2007 5:07:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 338+ views
    Soldiers from the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment search a suspected insurgent during a night raid east of Baghdad Sept. 30. The raid, conducted with Iraqi national police, resulted in the detention of a high-value individual and a small cache. Photo by Maj. Joseph Sowers. FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Elements of the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment and Iraqi national policemen conducted a raid east of Baghdad resulting in the detention of a high-value individual and three other suspected extremists Sept. 30.Soldiers from Troop A and the Time-Sensitive Target platoon of the 3-1 Cav. Regt. conducted the raid with...
  • My video to honor US servicemen and women, then and now

    09/16/2007 1:14:02 AM PDT · by drzz · 20 replies · 817+ views
    Video ^ | 09/16/07 | drzz
    This a video which was a long and hard work, but there it is: tribute to the 7th cavalry in the Indian Territory, Korea, Vietnam, the Pacific Front, Kuwait, Iraq. Garry Owen to these US heroes then and now!
  • Cavalry Soldiers deny enemy sanctuary in Jisr Diyala

    08/27/2007 5:35:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 281+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Sean Riley
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Elements of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team’s 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, conducted a mission recently to deny extremists sanctuary in Jisr Diyala, southeast of Baghdad. Insurgents engaged Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, a tank company attached to the 3rd Squadron, with small arms and rockets after Company D Soldiers infiltrated the objective and detained one suspected insurgent. According to 1st Lt. Daniel Bell, of San Antonio, 2nd platoon leader, Company D, 1-15 Inf. Regt., speed was essential to the mission’s success. “It helped a lot,” Bell said. “We got...
  • Residents of Hababiyah welcome Cavalry troops

    08/14/2007 7:00:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Courtney Marulli
    Members of Company D, 1st Squadron, 8th Cavalry, attached to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, went door-to-door recently in the neighborhoods of Hababiyah, in eastern Baghdad, to greet the people and collect information. Photo by Spc. Courtney Marulli, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs. FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH — Knowing the lay of the land is important for a successful operation, but just as important is knowing the local people and showing them that coalition forces are here to help, and not harm them.Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Company D, 1st Squadron, 8th Cavalry, attached...
  • Cavalry troops aid Iraqi farmers

    07/20/2007 5:36:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Todd Phipps
    ABU HILLAN — An important part of the Iraqi reconstruction effort is helping the local residents; and that could range from providing them medical care to keeping their live stock healthy. Soldiers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum, N.Y., recently provided assistance to the local populace in Abu Hillan, Abu Sheikan and Safirah, three villages south of Baghdad. Soldiers of Troop C’s mortar platoon, the Tactical Psychological Operations Team, and Maj. Kevin Wellington, a veterinarian who serves with Multi-National Corps-Iraq, provided veterinary assistance to the...
  • Army continues with its tradition of honoring all who served the U.S.

    06/28/2007 4:48:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1,684+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — It was not an explosive bang that started the B Troop demonstration for participants at one of the annual Military Intelligence Hall of Fame events Wednesday. Rather, someone in a loud voice yelled, “Boom!,” because the late 1800s field howitzer could not be fired. The tradition of the Army getting things done lived at Wren Arena where members of B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) held a retreat followed by a demonstration of their riding and cavalry skills. The firing of the cannon was supposed to begin the lowering of the national colors, but when the...
  • Today in history: the battle of Little Bighorn

    06/25/2007 6:45:11 AM PDT · by drzz · 144 replies · 2,666+ views
    Custer's Last Stand ^ | June 25, 2007 | drzz
    In Memoriam: Custer's Last Stand, June 25, 1876 Private William Slaper : «Each man had secreted himself behind a slain horse. » Lieutenant Charles DeRudio: “The horses were laying as if to suggest a barricade.” Lieutenant Luther Hare: “The evidence on the Custer field indicated very hard fighting.” __ Reno court of Inquiry: “In regard to the severity of the fighting on General Custer’s battlefield, did you see any evidences that there was hard fighting there, or the contrary? Lieutenant Godfrey: “I think there must have been a very hard fighting. Reno court of Inquiry: “You think there was a...
  • Opinion by Bonnie Henry : WWII cavalry man one of last Buffalo Soldiers

    06/14/2007 5:39:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 518+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Bonnie Henry
    They were an anachronism — soldiers on horseback in a war fought with tanks and B-17s. Nevertheless, here they were during World War II, patrolling the rugged hills and canyons along the border between California and Mexico. "They were about four-hour shifts. I would relieve you and your horse. We would ride back and forth looking for men. We never found any," says Andrew Whitaker. Whitaker, 87, was a member of the famed Buffalo Soldiers, all-black units formed by Congress after the Civil War. Nicknamed by the Indians they often battled against, the Buffalo Soldiers of the U.S. Army became...
  • Take a Stand!

    05/16/2007 11:00:42 AM PDT · by drzz · 55 replies · 816+ views
    custerwest.org ^ | 05/16/07 | drzz
    Take a Stand with videos and articles on Custer's Last Stand. New videos: "Custer's Last Prayer" and the "Reno Court of Inquiry", along with other Custer stuffs, testimonies on the Little Big Horn etc. Visit also the French part of the website for extensive Custer paintings and pictures. A whole 2007 movie on Custer's Last Stand by the BBC is also available. Enjoy.
  • Video: Betrayal at Little Big Horn, the evidence

    05/10/2007 5:43:50 AM PDT · by drzz · 109 replies · 9,898+ views
    Video ^ | 05/10/07 | drzz
    This is the sequel to the other videos about Custer's Last Stand, and how Custer was betrayed by his subordinates in the battle during one the most famous disaster in US military history.
  • Cavalry Soldiers ‘Live the Legend’ in Iraq

    04/30/2007 6:16:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 631+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Bradley J. Clark
    MOSUL, Iraq, April 30, 2007 — Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, are on the frontlines every day here in Mosul, Iraq, and have a mixture of emotions on the varied experiences in the second largest city in the country. "The thing that makes me feel safe is when I hear the air support overhead. I know when we get pinned down, I can look up and hear those rockets and know the insurgents are going to pay for their damages." U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse Aguilera “We are the first ones out after something happens,” said Riverside,...
  • Al-Rashid farmers’ union, cavalry paratroopers distribute fertilizer

    03/03/2007 11:13:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Hayden Scardina
    FOB FALCON — The al-Rashid Nahia Farmers’ Union and paratroopers from 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division worked together to sell 3,100 bags of a fertilizer to union members at a discounted price in the southern Baghdad al-Rashid district Feb. 27. A civil affairs team, attached to 1-40th Cavalry, advised the council and arranged to provide security for the union distribution sites and council members as they move the union’s profits from al-Rashid to a local bank. The farmers’ union is managed by an eight member council, representing the eight tribes in the...
  • Equine event comes to Fort Huachuca

    02/14/2007 6:22:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 455+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Think the days of soldiers riding Army horses are limited to memorial units? You’d be wrong. “There are 2,500 Army horses serving today,” said Paul H. Scholtz, one of the directors of the U.S. Cavalry Association who also is the group’s chaplain. The days of using four-footed members of the equine class are still needed, especially as the United States continues its engagement in the war on terrorism, he said. While many of the Army-owned mounts are part of ceremonial units, some are being used in Afghanistan and other places in the world to carry soldiers to...
  • Cavalry Soldiers start Iraqi NCO academy

    02/10/2007 2:46:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 372+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Antonieta Rico
    Soldiers with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, out of Fort Bliss Texas, practice reflexive fire drills at the Spears Academy range in Mosul, Jan. 26. The Soldiers are brushing up on their weapons skills in preparation for the inaugural class of Iraqi Army soldiers at the troop-run noncommissioned officers academy. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Antonieta Rico, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) MOSUL -- Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, launched a noncommissioned officers academy for Iraqi Army soldiers at Forward Operating Base Marez Feb. 3. The Spear Academy grounds include a firing range, obstacle course,...
  • U.S. Army Cavalry Train Iraqi National Police

    01/11/2007 8:22:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Public Affairs Office Camp Victory
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, BAGHDAD, Jan. 11, 2007 — Soldiers in Company A, 1st Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, are doing their part to help the Iraqi national police eventually take over security operations in eastern Baghdad. Sgt. Jack G. Schnackenberg, a Cavalry team leader, said his platoon’s mission is to patrol with the Iraqi police and conduct searches. “We’re more like advisors to them,” he said. “We offer general and fire support for their mission.” Schnackenberg, of Arkansas City, Kan., said it’s been a challenge working with the national police....
  • Cavalry teaches Iraqis advanced first aid

    01/10/2007 5:33:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 270+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Paula Taylor
    COP NIMUR — Troops from 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent four days training Iraqi security forces in first aid, and provided them with some advanced medical techniques at Combat Outpost Nimur. The class consisted of 28 Iraqi Army soldiers, four Sinjar area Iraqi police and five Iraqi border policemen. One of the instructors of the course was Sgt. Richard Kyle, combat medic, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3-4 Cavalry, a unit based out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. “We were teaching them the Combat Lifesaver course,” he explained. “This was an...
  • Iraqi National Police, Cavalry calming tensions in al Doura

    12/19/2006 4:41:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 330+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Alexis Harrison
    BAGHDAD — Shaky beginnings in Baghdad’s south central al Doura neighborhood are starting to shape up, as Cavalry Soldiers work with Iraqi National Police to calm tensions between a divided populous. Task Force 1-14 is one of many units from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division making the neighborhood a safer place to live. They work hand-in-hand with companies from 1st Battalion, 6th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, and have done so since August. "It's taken a lot of work and a lot of effort to get to where we are now," Peterson said. "It was very rocky when...
  • Cavalry band ‘rockin’ out’ for troops

    11/27/2006 5:45:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 401+ views
    CAMP LIBERTY -- Do the words rock ‘n’ roll, country music or rhythm and blues cross your mind when you think of a military band? The 1st Cavalry Division Band plays a little bit of everything to ensure Soldiers get a taste of home. The 1st Cavalry Division’s band, Amber Tight, is a group of Soldiers with different talents and musical backgrounds. Their mission is to keep morale high, said Sgt. Eric Still, a guitar player in the band.“Our band is unique in that there are so many different styles coming together,” said Still, a native of Pattysburg, Miss....
  • The First Team in the 'Nam “We’re Still Cavalry!”

    09/05/2006 6:13:04 PM PDT · by indcons · 3 replies · 495+ views
    Armchair General ^ | Wild Bill Wilder
    Wild Bill Wilder takes a look at the role of Air Cavalry in the Vietnam War. Upon arriving in Vietnam in the fall of 1965, the proud young sky troopers of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) took a lot of ribbing from the grunts. They ridiculed their “cruising” around in the sky, enjoying a soft army life. In angry defense, a young private, embarrassed, yet intensely proud of his unit and his accomplishments, retorted, “Go to hell! We’re still cavalry!” And they were. It is true that their arrival on the battlefields of Southeast Asia was not heralded by a...
  • GOTTA READ THIS: Wolfowitz Shares Special Forces' Afghanistan Dispatches

    11/16/2001 1:19:30 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 112 replies · 2,020+ views
    Jim Garamone ^ | 11/15/01 | Jim Garamone
    Wolfowitz Shares Special Forces' Afghanistan Dispatches just released by the American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2001 -- The Northern Alliance and other opposition groups have made tremendous progress in Afghanistan -- last week, they controlled about 15 percent of the country and today control about half. Defense officials said U.S. air support was pivotal in the battle. In his after-dinner keynote address at the Fletcher Conference here Nov. 14, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz spread the credit among all those participating. The Fletcher Conference is jointly sponsored by the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and the Army. The ...
  • Purple Heart Monument to grace 1st Cavalry Museum grounds

    08/08/2006 5:45:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 257+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Master Sgt. Dave Larsen
    FORT HOOD, Texas (Army News Service, Aug. 8, 2006) – The Purple Heart Medal will have its own monument at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum at Fort Hood next month. The announcement came on Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7. In its 85-year history, thousands of First Team Soldiers have earned the Army’s oldest medal. Nearly 2,000 Purple Hearts were awarded during the division’s last rotation to Iraq. “This monument on the museum grounds will give units a nice, shaded area to hold ceremonies,” said Carrie Cutchens, a museum staff member and collection specialist. The monument is slated for dedication during...
  • Group's leader says saving officers club saves piece of western history

    06/09/2006 7:23:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 551+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — America’s history has been defined and shaped by what happened in the Old West. Part of that record was due to the achievement of black soldiers who help protect settlements in places such as Southern Arizona, Tom Stoney said Wednesday during the monthly luncheon hosted by the Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee. And part of the story of the Buffalo Soldiers legacy needs to be saved, Stoney said to nearly 90 people. That can be done by ensuring the World War II black officers club on the post remains, he told nearly...
  • Frederick William Benteen Brigadier General, United States Army

    05/12/2006 2:56:08 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 699+ views
    Arlington Cemetary.net ^ | 22 April 2004
    Frederick William Benteen Brigadier General, United States Army Born at Petersburg, Virginia, on August 24, 1834, he was a career Army officer who distinguished himself in the Civil War. He was with the Seventh United States Cavalry, under the command of Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer, at the Battle of the Big Horn in June 1876. His was one of the columns that Custer split, his being sent on another route to the Indian encampment, thus sparing he and his command. After hard fighting with the Indians who had destroyed Custer, and after suffering many casualties, the Indians retreated...
  • The Fate Lt. Lyman Kidder

    05/12/2006 1:23:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 1,049+ views
    Goodland.net ^ | Marilyn Coopwe
    July 1867 "M" Company 2nd Cavalry 2nd Lieut. - Lyman S. Kidder Sergeant - Oscar Close Corporal - Charles Haines Private - Roger Curry Private - Michael Cornell Private - William Floyd Private - Michael Gorman Private - Michael Haley Private - N.J. Humphries Private - Michael Lawler Private - Charles Taltin Sioux Scout - Red Bead Died in the Performance of their duty on or about July 2, 1867, in combat with Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. On June 1, 1867, Lt. Col. G.A. Custer left Fort Hays, Kansas with 1100 men of the Seventh Cavalry to quell an Indian...
  • CAPTAIN FRANK FURNESS: BRILLIANT ARCHITECT AND MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER

    05/09/2006 1:08:45 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 438+ views
    CAPTAIN FRANK FURNESS: BRILLIANT ARCHITECT AND MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER Born on November 11, 1839, Frank Furness was the son of a prominent Philadelphia clergyman and abolitionist, William Henry Furness. Frank elected to take up the study of architecture, apprenticing in New York under the famed architect Richard Morris Hunt. Instead of doing what most of his peers did, twenty-two year old Frank Furness did not flee to Europe to avoid military service. Instead, he enlisted in Company I of the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry and was quickly commissioned lieutenant. After a successful stint as a staff officer, on January 11,...
  • An Army of one wrong recruit

    05/07/2006 11:08:55 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 99 replies · 2,724+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 5/7/06 | MICHELLE ROBERTS
    Jared Guinther is 18. Tall and lanky, he will graduate from Marshall High School in June. Girls think he's cute, until they try to talk to him and he stammers or just stands there -- silent. Diagnosed with autism at age 3, Jared is polite but won't talk to people unless they address him first. It's hard for him to make friends. He lives in his own private world. Jared didn't know there was a war raging in Iraq until his parents told him last fall -- shortly after a military recruiter stopped him outside a Southeast Portland strip mall...
  • Elon John Farnsworth

    05/05/2006 12:17:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 1,610+ views
    Buford's Boys ^ | 2003 | J. David Petruzzi
    Biography of Elon John Farnsworth Elon Farnsworth was born on July 30, 1837 in the small town of Green Oak, Michigan. The son of James Patten Farnsworth and Achsah (Hudson), he was descended from veterans of the French and Indian, Revolutionary, and 1812 wars. An older brother, Robert, died while very young, and he had one younger half-brother, Julius, who was born in 1855 of his father's second wife. When Elon was 18, his family moved to Rockton, Illinois, and the following year he enrolled in the University of Michigan. A young prankster, Elon often led other students in mischievous...
  • Spinning Operation Swarmer

    03/20/2006 2:44:05 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 14 replies · 1,124+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    And as far as the U.S. effort is concerned, it seems there is almost nothing the White House, the Pentagon, or for that matter any American rifleman on the ground can do that is good enough to garner so much as a one-line "attaboy" from many of our country’s largest newspapers and television news networks. Let’s look at last Thursday, March 16, the day the Iraqi National Assembly opened in Baghdad and a high-profile "air assault" northeast of Samarra, as an example:
  • Governor welcome troops home. (CA) 2,200 soldiers return from duty in Iraq

    03/18/2006 5:35:43 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 738+ views
    Daily Press ^ | March 18, 2006 | HOWARD DECKER
    IRWIN — With regimental flags flying in a cool, stiff breeze, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday afternoon helped the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment welcome 2,200 of its soldiers back home from duty in Iraq. While hundreds of the regiment’s soldiers, for mer soldiers, friends, family and children looked on, the governor shook the hands of 13 of the regiment’s soldiers who had suffered wounds while serving in Iraq and had been awarded the Purple Heart. The “Black Horse” regiment soldiers, he said, “have done an incredible job (in Iraq). You have assisted the Iraqi national elections, trained and partnered with Iraqi...
  • The Good News from Iraq We Never Hear....

    02/23/2006 7:00:19 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 8 replies · 817+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2-23-06 | Cal Thomas
    Would you care to guess who said this: "To the courageous men and women of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall Afar (Iraq) from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life"? Give up? That is a letter from...