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  • Rakkasan Cavalry trains Iraqi Army to disrupt terrorists

    02/08/2006 4:11:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 232+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Jesse C. R
    AD DAWR, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 7, 2006) - Iraqi soldiers just finished a seven-day training cycle with the 2-9 Cavalry’s Military Transition Team. The “Hunters” of 2-9 Cavalry provided the course curriculum and Iraqi Platoon Leader Lt. Abdulla Kasim Shallow led the training. Iraqi soldiers are gradually taking the place of coalition Soldiers and “putting an Iraqi face on security,” said Lt. Col. Louis Lartigue, 2nd Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment commander. “They are Iraqis doing it for Iraqis.” The Soldiers of 2-9 Cav. are co-located with Company D, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division at Forward Operating Base...
  • Commentary: When the cavalry really counts

    11/08/2005 3:26:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 374+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 7, 2005 | Sgt. Ken Hall
    Too often Americans focus on combat losses in Iraq and overlook the long-term benefits of reconstruction projects in scores of Iraqi cities and towns. The leaders of the 1st Cavalry Division gave testimony at the House Armed Services Committee Nov. 3 about mission successes, especially the rebuilding of infrastructure, during their tenure in Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Sense of legitimacy While Soldiers engage and destroy the enemies of the United States in far away lands, destroying the infrastructures of foreign nations is in fact not what American Soldiers do best, nor is it what they aspire to do. One example...
  • Cavalry Scout Honored by USO

    11/04/2005 3:52:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 361+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 4, 2005 | Mark Heeter
    U.S. Army Spc. Larry Underwood Cavalry Scout Honored by USO By Mark Heeter USAG Schweinfurt Public Affairs SCHWEINFURT, Germany, Nov. 4, 2005 — The quicker the new guys learn that they’re part of a family, the better off they’ll be. Lesson number one from Spc. Larry Underwood to Soldiers new to his unit, the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment. "Nobody out there does it alone. That goes for soldiers and units," said "Wood," as his comrades call him, reflecting on what makes a great soldier. He should know. A Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient, Underwood, 30, was honored...
  • Cavalry activates new Longknife Brigade

    10/21/2005 4:43:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 565+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 20, 2005 | Spc. Paula Taylor
    FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, Oct. 20, 2005) – The 1st Cavalry Division activated the 4th Brigade Combat Team, the first BCT to be activated at Fort Bliss, in a ceremony Tuesday. The 4th BCT is one of several new units of action throughout the Army. The BCT is part of the total Army transformation process, which will replace the current structure of the fighting force. The purpose of the transformation is to create smaller, more lethal and rapidly deployable teams that live, work and train together year-round. The 4th BCT is a heavy maneuver brigade which consists of...
  • Father of U.S. Cavalry Gets Hero's Burial

    10/10/2005 2:18:26 PM PDT · by lizol · 22 replies · 1,112+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | RUSS BYNUM | Monday October 10, 2005
    Father of U.S. Cavalry Gets Hero's Burial Monday October 10, 2005 2:31 PM By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Polish nobleman regarded as the father of the American cavalry finally received a hero's funeral on the 226th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle in which he was mortally wounded. However, the mystery continues over whether the remains buried Sunday are those of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, a hero in Poland and among Polish-Americans for his sacrifice. ``Certainly from a historical standing it was overdue,'' said Francis X. Hayes, the Savannah businessman who organized the burial....
  • Battle of Kircholm (September 27, 1605)

    09/27/2005 10:58:12 AM PDT · by lizol · 5 replies · 2,668+ views
    various | September 27, 2005
    Battle of Kircholm Battle of Kircholm (September 27, 1605) was one of the major battles in the Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1611. The battle was decided in 20 minutes by the devastating charge of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth cavalry, the Winged Hussars. The battle ended in the decisive victory of Polish forces, and is remembered in Poland as the greatest triumph of Polish cavalry ever. Eve of the Battle On September 27, 1605, the Polish-Lithuanian and Swedish forces met near the small town of Kircholm (now Salaspils in Latvia, some 25 km. south of Riga). The forces of Charles IX of Sweden were...
  • After long campaign, Jewish veteran will finally be honored by U.S. military

    09/17/2005 5:16:08 PM PDT · by JAWs · 13 replies · 6,670+ views
    Jewish Telegraph Agency ^ | September 14, 2005 | Tom Tugend
    After long campaign, Jewish veteran will finally be honored by U.S. military LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (JTA) — On Sept. 23, as Tibor Rubin enters the White House, generals will stand at rigid attention, President Bush will rise, and then he’ll drape the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for gallantry in combat, around the neck of the 76-year old Holocaust survivor and Korean War veteran. Rubin and a legion of supporters have waited almost 55 years for this moment of triumph of camaraderie and persistence over bureaucratic lethargy and the prejudice that embittered the lives of so many...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Frederick W. Benteen - Aug. 18th, 2005

    08/17/2005 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 45 replies · 3,494+ views
    Wild West Magazine | June 2001 | Steven M. Leonard
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers JEB Stuart, Last Stand of the Last Knight(5/7-12/1864)-Aug. 8th, 2005

    08/07/2005 9:55:41 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 60 replies · 1,572+ views
    Civil War Times Magazine | June 2004 | Edward G. Longacre
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • New York Reservists Go From Ground Zero to Iraq (Prepare for Blurry Screen)

    07/05/2005 3:51:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 938+ views
    Defend America ^ | July 5, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Julie Nicolov
    Army Reservists assigned to the 101st Cavalry, 42nd Infantry Division were tasked with clean-up and security details at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001; they now serve in Iraq. FORWARD OPERATING BASE BERNSTEIN, Iraq, July 5, 2005 — He bounced out of the gunner’s hatch of his armored humvee, removed his helmet to assess the desert landscape of Forward Operating Base Bernstein, Iraq, and made his observation. “Man, I would love to plant some tomatoes out here,” said U.S. Army Spc. James Letohic, scout, 42nd Infantry Division command group personal security detail. “They’d get as big as basketballs!”...
  • Wild and Free

    07/04/2005 7:48:07 AM PDT · by stilts · 3 replies · 455+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 4, 2005 | Deanne Stillman
    AS WE GATHER today on town squares and parade down Main Street to proclaim our 229th birthday, let us pause to consider the wild horse -- the great American icon, the fleet-footed wind-drinker that our country rode in on. Pressed into service by the thousands, the wild horse blazed our trails, fought our wars, spilled rivers of blood. Often our cavalry horses were known by number only. Sometimes they had names. I speak of Comanche, a mustang that fought with Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. It was 1876, the year of our centennial, on June 25,...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits General John Buford at Gettysburg (7/1/1863)- July 1st, 2005

    07/01/2005 2:30:29 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 49 replies · 5,456+ views
    http://www.bufordsboys.com ^ | Eric J. Wittenberg
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Bridge to the past

    05/29/2005 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Radix · 473+ views
    Brockton Enterprise ^ | 29 May 2005 | Jean Porrazzo, Enterprise staff writer
     EAST BRIDGEWATER — For several weeks, resident Marjorie Winsor could not get Gordon M. Craig off her mind.Neither could American Legion Post 91 Commander Charles Gilbert.Winsor wanted to revive the memory of the hometown hero who sacrificed his life to save four other soldiers during the Korean War. Gilbert was thinking about him while researching his Memorial Day speech.Independently, they both contacted the veterans service office for help.As a result, the town is forming a committee to petition the state to have a bridge near Craig's childhood home named after him.There are only a few people left in town who...
  • Opinion by Bonnie Henry: WWII bond is forged anew

    05/27/2005 3:28:40 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 7 replies · 498+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 27, 2005 | Bonnie Henry
    It is Feb. 3, 1945, and the 1st Cavalry Division is about to liberate a Japanese prison camp at Manila, where more than 3,000 American and British civilians have been held for much of the war. Inside the camp known as Santo Tomas are 12-year-old Derry Mills and her family. Striding into the camp right behind the first tank is 21-year-old Army Sgt. Frank Mendez. He is from Tucson. So is Derry Mills. But they will not meet this night, nor for many years to come, even though both will return to Tucson after the war. ---snip---
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits Grierson's Raid (Apr-May 1863) - April 22nd, 2005

    04/21/2005 11:15:55 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 51 replies · 1,044+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Operation Phantom Fury--Day 139 - Now Operation River Blitz--Day 34

    03/25/2005 9:30:57 PM PST · by TexKat · 44 replies · 1,203+ views
    Various Media Outlets | 3/26/05
    U.S. Army Capt. Chris Owen (far right) and Col. Terry Sellers (center), 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, meet with United Nations field representatives on the east bank of the Helmand River to discuss the needs of residents displaced by four days of flooding, March 22, 2005. The United Nations and the U.S. Army are providing short term emergency relief to the refugees until they are able to rebuild. Local Afghan government officials are leading the effort by assessing needs and distributing aid while the Afghan National Army, local police and Coalition soldiers are providing security and manpower for the delivery...
  • Small Guard Unit Fends Off Dozens of Iraqi Insurgents=(women in combat)

    03/23/2005 6:29:09 PM PST · by Flavius · 39 replies · 1,787+ views
    abc news ^ | March 22, 2005 | Martha Raddatz
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 22, 2005 — National Guard soldiers from the Richmond, Ky.-based 617th Military Police Company were still reminiscing today about the extraordinary battle they fought on Sunday, when dozens of Iraqi insurgents ambushed a U.S. patrol — touching off one of the fiercest battles in Iraq since the fight for Fallujah last fall. But what is more extraordinary is who the U.S. soldiers are — a shoe store manager, hotel worker, printing press operator and several students. The firefight serves as a reminder of how citizen-soldiers are shouldering much of the burden in Iraq. Of the U.S. forces...
  • Soldiers Conduct Training and Provide Border Surveillance Support (ANG on Border at last)

    03/15/2005 4:53:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 28 replies · 803+ views
    U.S. military deploys to southern New Mexico border in support of Sector mission Southern New Mexico ---Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, are concluding a 60-day joint training mission in southern New Mexico that allowed them to train in rugged desert terrain and provide surveillance support for agents of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The 60-day training mission was conducted in the “boot heel” area of southern Luna and Hidalgo Counties of New Mexico. The joint effort with the military was part of an ongoing request by the CBP/Department Homeland Security,...
  • 911, Vietnam Hero Honored

    03/04/2005 6:50:43 AM PST · by Jakarta ex-pat · 3 replies · 378+ views
    wpvi.com ^ | 4/04/05
    Rick Rescorla may be remembered forever as a hero who led hundreds of people to safety from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, but he will be immortalized at Fort Benning as a young soldier in Vietnam. A portrait of the former Army colonel was unveiled Thursday in a special ceremony honoring Rescorla, a decorated Vietnam veteran who died in the terrorist attack after helping evacuate 2,700 employees from the World Trade Center. The 62-year-old Rescorla, a Fort Benning Officer Candidate School Hall of Famer, was security chief for Morgan Stanley working in the south tower. After the...
  • Despite severe combat injuries, sergeant fulfills pledge made to troops (awesome and inspirational)

    02/26/2005 6:00:44 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 38 replies · 2,410+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 27, 2005 | Steve Liewer
    SCHWEINFURT, Germany — First Sergeant kept his word. One month after a rocket-propelled grenade blew off his leg, mangled his arm and tore a gash in his head while his convoy patrolled in Iraq, 1st Sgt. Brent Jurgersen fulfilled a pledge he made to troops of the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment when they left for the Middle East a year ago. He vowed he would personally lead them home. Kristen Chandler Toth / U.S. Army First Sgt. Brent Jurgersen, twice badly injured in Iraq, is reunited with Capt. Jeff Paine, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, during a...