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1 January

1 January 1933 - The 12th Cavalry Regiment was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, relieving the 1st Cavalry Regiment.

1 January 1944 – The 23rd Signal Construction Battalion activated at Camp Pickett, VA, later to become 312th Military Intelligence Battalion.

1 January 1951 – 5th and 8th Cavalry Regiment pulled back to their sector along the “Bridgehead Defense Positions” south if the Han River.  The 7th Cavalry regiment moved to a new area closer Seoul.

2 January

2 January 1968 - Operation Pershing ended for the 1st Cavalry Division after a scouring the Bong Son Plain, the An Lao Valley and the coastal hills of Vietnam.

Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment, an Air Traffic Control (ATC) asset, currently assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, received orders to deploy along with the 4th Infantry Division to southwest Asia.

2 January 2005 - Several thousand Troopers of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry; 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment; "D" Troop, 9th Cavalry Brigade Reconnaissance of the 1st Cavalry Division and Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit initiated Operation RIVER WALK, increasing the pressure on insurgents intimidating the residents in Northern Babil and threatening to disrupt fair elections scheduled later this month.

3 January

3 January 1933 - The 12th Cavalry Regiment assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, relieving the 1st Cavalry Regiment. 

3 January 1941 - The 1st Antitank Troop was organized, activated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Bliss, TX.

3 January 1941 - The 1st Armored Car Squadron was reorganized, redesignated as the 91st Reconnaissance Squadron and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Bliss, TX.

3 January 1941 - The 1st Cavalry Division Artillery, DIVARTY, was organized, activated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Bliss, TX,

3 January 1941 - The 61st Field Artillery Battalion was organized, activated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division Artillery at Ft. Bliss, TX,

3 January 1941 - The 62nd Field Artillery Battalion was organized, activated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division Artillery at Ft. Bliss, TX,

3 January 1951 - Seoul-Inchon, Korea area evacuated. 

3 January 2003 – President George W. Bush visited 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood.

4 January

4 January 1944 - An advanced party of the 1st Cavalry Division established its command post at Cap Sudest, New Guinea. 

4 January 1945 - The Leyte-Samar campaign concluded. 

5 January

5 January 1922 – The Army approves the 1st Cavalry Division patch designed by Col and Mrs. Ben H. Dorcy

5 January 1951 – The 1st Cavalry Division had reached its new assemble areas west of Chung-ju and was preparing to occupy positions of the defense line, behind what would become the main delaying line.

5 January 2005 - Elements of the Horse Cavalry Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division returned home from a year-long deployment in Iraq to a crowd of family, friends and well-wishers at Ft. Hood, TX.

8 January

8 January 1945 - The 8th Cavalry Regiment and the 302nd Reconnaissance Troop returned from their actions on Samar Island and rejoined the main body of the Division.

8 January 1951 – Refugees harassed Cavalry units – nearly 50,000 persons passed through 8th Cavalry control points and it was estimated some 2,000,000 other were moving across the county side.

8 January  2004 - The crash of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, on a medical evacuation mission near Fallujah, Iraq, resulted in the first trooper of the Division being KIA during the Iraqi War - Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory B. Hicks, 35, of Duff, TN, who was assigned to "B" Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division; Fort Hood, TX.

9 January

9 January 2003 - The 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment (NCARNG), an Apache helicopter unit, were mobilized under Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

11 January

11 January 1945 – By this date, the Japanese had lost nearly 6,000 killed in action against the 1st Cavalry Division on Leyte and Samar.  By comparison the Division has lost 241 soldiers during the same time period.

11 January 1951 – The 7th Cavalry Regiment received order to conduct a reconnaissance of counter-attack routes to that area in case the 2nd Infantry Division, the defending force, should become seriously threaten. The 1st Cavalry, in such an event, would be called upon for aid.

12 January

12 January1952 - The 77th Field Artillery left Korea and arrived at the port of Muroran on 16 January closing out the move of the 1st Cavalry Division from Korea to Hokkaido just 18 months after the July 1950 landing at Pusan. 

12 January 1968 - SGT William D. Port, C-5/7 earns the Medal of Honor. 

12 January 2005 - TASK FORCE 1-9 of the 1st Cavalry Division kicked off Operation COPPERAS COVE, named after a small town outside of Ft. Hood, TX, in their quest to bring peace and stability to the volatile Al-Karkh district neighborhoods of Karkh and Sheik Marruf, both of which are known for their hostility-the infamous "Haifa Street" are adjacent to the International Zone of Baghdad.

13 January

13 January1966 - Operation MATADOR ends.  Operation MATADOR search and destroy mission, consisting 1st Brigade, 2nd Brigade and 1st squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment on Cambodian Border and Pleiku and Kontu Providences

13 January1991 - 1 1st Cavalry Division Defends Wadi al Batin: First US defense along the Saudi/Iraqi border.

13 January 2004 – The 2nd (Black Jack) Brigade Combat Team, the lead element of the 1st Cavalry Division, deployed to its one year tour to Iraq.

14 January

14 January 2004 – The 515th Support Battalion was organized, activated and assigned to the Suppport Command, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, TX. The unit will serve as a provisional battalion in support of the Division deployment to Iraq.

15 January

15 January 1993 - Operation IRIS GOLD 93-01 - Kuwait initiated. 

15 January 2004 - The first shipment of 1st Cavalry Division equipment to Iraq arrives at the port of Ash Shuabyah, just outside of Kuwait City, Kuwait on the Roll-on/Roll-off ship, the USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306).

16 January

16 January 1942 - The 7th Reconnaissance Squadron was organized, activated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Bliss, TX.

 17 January

17 January1991 - Operation DESERT STORM begins. 

19 January

19 January 2003 -the Morrisville, NC based 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment, North Carolina Army National Guard, held a farewell ceremony for activated soldiers and their families. Armed with AH-64A Apache attack helicopters, the "Panthers" of the 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation, are being assigned to the Aviation (Warrior) Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft Hood TX. 

19 January 2005 - Elements of the Iraqi SWAT team, a Reconnaissance platoon of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Force and Troops of the 1st Cavalry Division began a fresh offensive aimed at disrupting insurgent activity ahead of national elections later this month by kicking off Operation CHECKMATE in a pre-dawn raid near Jabella, about 50 miles south of the capital.

20 January

20 January 2003 - "F" Company, 1st

21 January

21 January1968 - Operation PERSHING ends. Operation PERSHING consisted of 1st Brigade, 2nd Brigade, 3rd brigade, 22nd ARVN Division, and 3 Battalion 25th Infantry regiment on a Search and Destroy mission in the Bong Son-A Lao Valley, Kim son Valley, Soui C Valley and Binh Dinh providence.

21 January 1969 - Scout helicopters from “C” Troop, 1st squadron, 9th Cavalry initiated the seizure of 1.8 tons of arms and ammunition, one of the largest caches in the Vietnam war, in a village near Tay Ninh, located in the southern province of Vietnam.

22 January

22 January1968 - Operation PERSHING II begins.  A search and destroy mission involving 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Brigade.

22 January1968 - Operation JEB STUART begins. A Division search and destroy mission in Quang Tri, Thua Thien Providence.

23 January

23 January 1951 – Orders reach Division to conduct “strong combat reconnaissance into the area bounded by the Suwon-Ichon-Yoju road and the Han River.

23 January 1969 - Operation MONTANA SCOUT/RAIDER begins.

23 January 1991 - The First Iraqi enemy prisoners of war taken by the 1st Cavalry Division troopers.

23 January 2005 - TASK FORCE 2-12 of the 1st Cavalry Division launched Operation BIG DIG in the Latifiyah area of north Babi to search for munitions and armament caches buried in the desert.

24 January

24 January 1951 – Division units were moved into position on Han River in preparation for the attack scheduled tentatively for 7:30am next morning.

25 January

25 January 1966 - The division launched its longest and largest operation at that time, Operation MASHER/WHITEWING also known as the Bong Son campaign, which lasted for 41 consecutive days

25 January1968 - Operation WHELLER/WALLOWA ends.   A search and destroy operation involving I Corps, 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade reinforcing III MAW.

27 January                                                                                                                             

27 January1945 - The 1st Cavalry Division boarded Task Group (TG) 78.8, LSD REINFORCEMENT GROUP, under the command of Captain R. W. Cutler, and departed for the Lingayan Gulf, Luzon Island, Philippines.

27 January1945 - Under heavy air coverage, the 1st Cavalry Division came ashore in the Mabilao area of Lingayen Gulf, Luzon and assembled in the vicinity of Urdaneta.

27 January 1951 – The 5th Cavalry Regiment moved out of reserve and attacked through the stalled 8th Cavalry Regiment securing the western portion of Phase Line A with heavy air and artillery support.

27 January 1967 - This was the heaviest contact for the month of January for the Cavalry.  Elements of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry air assaulted on top of an NVA battalion.  By nightfall they had been reinforced with four rifle companies 2 platoons from 1st squadron, 9th Cavalry. and elements of the ARVN and Vietnamese marines.

27 January 2004 - In a colorful ceremony at Cooper Field, the 1st Cavalry Division signified the end of their stay at Ft. Hood, TX by casing its colors along with those of its remaining seven brigades and 29 battalions including the 39th Enhanced Separate Infantry Brigade (ARARNG) and prepared them for unveiling in Baghdad, Iraq in about two months.

27 January 2004 – During casing ceremony the Division Horse Cavalry Detachment made its final charge until 2005.

28 January

28 January 1945 – The Division moved into its assemble area near Guimba, 35 miles inland

28 January 1951 – The Division advance to Phase Line B, But the 7th Cavalry Regiment was hit by a battalion-sized counter-attack, accompanied by noise and budge-blowing by enemies on Hill 312.

28 January1973 - Cease-fire in Vietnam begins.

29 January

29 January 1951 – The Greek Expeditionary Force and elements of the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment launched a counter thrust early in the morning and the Phase Line B was restored.

29 January 2005 - The 1st Cavalry Division Band and advanced elements of the 2nd Brigade returned to Ft. Hood, TX after a full one-year deployment in Iraq.

30 January

30 January 1951 - 1st LT Robert M. McGovern, A-5 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

30 January 1967 - Operation BYRD ends. A revolutionary development mission involving 2-7 Cav and C troop 1-Cav in the near Phen Thiet IFFV, Binh Thuan Province.

30 June 2004 - The new Iraqi Government took legal custody of the first set of Prisoners of War turned over by the Multinational Coalition Forces, including the Ace of Spades- Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti, formerIraqi President given popular recognition by a deck of playing cards.

30 January 2005 - As scheduled, over 5,200 Iraqi polling centers across the country opened at 0700 hours (local) amid high security for the first free election since 1953 and the first of the post-Saddam Hussein era.

31 January

31 January1945 - The 112th Cavalry Regiment, who had supported the Leyte Campaign, was relieved from attachment to the Division.

31 January 1945 - General Douglas MacArthur issued the order "Go to Manila!”.

31 January 1968 - During the celebration of the Vietnamese New Year the enemy launched a major effort to overrun South Vietnam, The Tet Offensive.  At 1200 1st Brigade was called into the city of Quang Tri, the capital of Vietnam’s northern most provinces.

31 January 1968-CW2 Fredrick Ferguson, C-227 Aviation Battalion earns the Medal of Honor.

31 January1968 - The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong launch "Tet Offensive" at Hue.

31 January 2004 – The first elements of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team arrived safety in Baghdad.  2nd BCT would take control of Camp Victory North.


1 February

1 February 1919 – The 675th Motor Transport Company was activated at Camp Henry Knox, later to become 115th Support Battalion.

1 February1943 - The 1st Cavalry Division transitions from mounted to dismounted troops.

1 February 1945 - The "Flying Column", elements of the 1st Cavalry Division, initiates a forced march to Manila.

1 February 1945 - The Reconnaissance Squadron was able to secure the bridge over the Penaranda River and later, with the arrival of "G" Troop, 8th Cavalry Regiment, defended it so that the columns could continue their march. 

1 February 1968 - By 1200hrs the enemy had been completely cleared from the city of Quang Tri, the capital of Vietnam’s northern most provinces.

1 February 1969 - The 2nd battalion, 12th Cavalry found 37,000 pounds of rice near the A Shau Valley while the 1st squadron, 9th Cavalry found an additional 20,000 pounds of grain.

2 February

2 February 1901 "A" Troop, 12th Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, was constituted in the Regular Army.

2 February 1901"B" Troop, 12th Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, was constituted in the Regular Army.

2 February 1945 – The flying Column from Gapan to Baliuag was as stop and go proposition.  Sometimes the column would reach speed of 30 mile a hour, but there were frequent stops and slows downs where the road was poor or where the bridges were blow up by the Japanese.

2 February 1968 - The 3rd Brigade was given the assignment of driving out NVA from the city of Hue, located on Vietnam’s coast.  They assaulted 2nd battalion, 12th Cavalry just outside PK-17, an ARVN outpost northwest of Hue.

3 February

3 February 1945 - The "Flying Column,” elements of the 1st Cavalry Division, enters Manila, Philippine Islands and liberates Santo Tomas Prisoners. 

4 February

4 February 1951 –Major General Hobart Gray ends command of the Division. (24 September 1949 – 4 February1951)

5 February

5 February 1945 – Other units of the 1st Cavalry Division fought their way past the Japanese and into Manila.  Troops took positions near Santo Tomas.  Only the 12 Cavalry Regiment remained temporary outside Manila to protect the northern flank and line of communication.

5 February 1951 –Major General Charles Palmer takes command of the Division. (5 February – 16 July 1951)

6 February

6 February 1945 – Quick attacks by troopers of the 7th Cavalry Regiment prevented the Japanese from blowing up Novaliches Dam and an important water filter plant.

7 February

7 February 1945 – 1st Cavalry Division had killed 1,587 Japanese soldiers and had captured 51 prisoners of war. Division losses during the Luzon campaign up to that time: were 36 killed in action, 141 wounded in action and 4 missing.

8 February

8 February 1901 – The 12th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Fort Sam Houston, TX.

8 February 1945 – The 1st Cavalry Division was given the mission of driving south through the eastern suburbs of Manila, crossing the Pasig River and driving the Japanese from the southern portion of the city.

8 February 1951- Enemy resistance begins to decrease.

9 February

9 February 1945 – The progress to take the city (Manila) was slow and bitter.  The 2nd Brigade Reconnaissance Platoon was guarding an important ford across the Diliman Creek, were hit by heavy mortar, machine-gun and small arms fire.
 
9 February 1945 – The 8th Cavalry Regiment reached the Pasig River at the point opposite of the Philippine Racing Club. During the night the regiment began a river crossing.  The speed with which they established a bridgehead on the far side took the enemy by surprise.

9 February 1951 – Phase Line D had been reached and crossed by patrols.

9 February 2002 – 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery participated in Operation Clear Skies II, provide antiaircraft missile defense of Washington DC against possible terrorists attacks.

10 February

10 February 1941 – 91st Engineer Battalion was activated at Camp Shelby, MS.
 
10- 11 February 1945 – Division pontoon Bridge was damaged and knockout by Japanese’s artillery shells.  Counter battery fire from Division artillery silenced the Japanese pieces while Engineers made quick repairs. 

10 February 1970 - SP4 John P. Baca, D-1/12 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

10 February 2004 – 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment (1CD) conducted a formal Transition of Authority from 2nd Battalion, 70 Armor Regiment.  1/12 Cav would now take command of the sector of Baghdad formerly control by the 70th Armor.

11 February

11 February 1963 – 227th Aviation Regiment is activated at Fort Benning, GA, later to become 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 227th Aviation.

11 February 1967 - OPERATION THAYER II had ended.  The Cavalry. dominated the lush, densely populated Binh Dinh Province with operation Pershing.  This operation began the IV phase of the Binh Dinh pacification campaign.   Operation Pershing was the first division sized campaign for the 1st Cavalry airmobile in Vietnam.

11 February 2003- One of the first elements of the 1st Cavalry Division to receive deployment orders, the 68th Chemical Company, began movement to the U.S. Central Command located in Kuwait.

12 February

12 February 1951- Softening up operations began with artillery and particularly intense air strikes.

12 February 1967 – OPERATION THAYER II ends

12 February 1967 - Operation PERSHING begins. Operation PERSHING consisted of 1st Brigade, 2nd Brigade, 3rd brigade, 22nd ARVN Division, and 3 Battalion 25th Infantry regiment on a Search and Destroy mission in the Bong Son-A Lao Valley, Kim son valley, Soui C valley and Binh Dinh providence

12 February 2003 – Elements of the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery was deplored to Washington DC to provide antiaircraft missile defense of the nation’s capital against possible terrorist attacks.

13 February

13 February 1945 – The 12th Cavalry reached the waterfront turning the axis of its attack to the North.  During the Battle for Manila, a new type of combat was added to the 1st Cavalry Division repertoire – that of city fighting in modern city.  They trusted southward to the Pasig River. Launching a drive through the city.

13 February 1951 – Elements of the 7th Cavalry Regiment made a last minute preparation for the attack on Hill 578

13 February 2004 The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted a
transfer of authority ceremony at an US Army base in northern Baghdad, taking over security in the areas patrolled by the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.

14 February

14 February 1951 – Hill 578 taken by the 7th Cavalry Regiment.

15 February

15 February 1939 - The Military Police Platoon, predecessor unit of the 545th Military Police Company, was organized, activated and assigned to the Headquarters Troop, 1st Cavalry Division.

15 February 1945 – Regimental commander, Colonel James B. Corbett was wounded while leading his troops during the attack on Harrison Park. It took direct orders for him to leave his troops and undergo treatment.

15 February 1951 - Task Force Crombez breaks through to the encircled 23rd Regimental Combat Team and a French Army Battalion. 

15 February 1963 - The 11th Air Assault Division (Test) Activated. 

15 February 1997 - Operation INTRINSIC ACTION 97-01 - Kuwait initiated. 

15 February 2002 – 1st Cavalry Division held a Special Screening of the Movie “We were Soldiers” at Palmer Theater, Fort Hood, TX.

16 February

16 February1945 – the 1st Cavalry captured Harrison Park. Because of the enemy forces being almost eliminated the American forces were centralized in the zone. The 1st Cavalry Brigade was placed under operation of the 37th Infantry Division. The 112th Cavalry turned back an attack at the “Hot Corner”.

16 February1967 - PFC James H. Monroe, C-1/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. 

16 February1969 - Operation TOAN THANG ends.  1st Cavalry Division operations to thwart North Vietnamese Army infiltration in III CTZ.

17 February

17 February 1945 – Two members of the 640th Tank Destroyer Battalion rescued a group of Engineers troops, who were surrounded by Japanese forces.

17 February 2005 - The 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade is the first main body unit of the 1st Cavalry Division to return from Operation IRAQI FREEDOM-II.

18 February

18 February 1968 - Operation PERSHING II ends.  1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 22 ARVN Division and 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division in search and destroy missions on the Bong Son-Lao Valley, Kim Son Valley, Soui C Valley, Binh Dinh provience.

19 February

19-20 February 1991 - The 2nd Brigade, supported by Apache helicopters of the Aviation Brigade, conducted Operation KNIGHT STRIKE I.

20 February

20 February 1945 – 2nd Brigade turned Novaliches conflict over to the 6th Infantry Division and moved to tackle the Shumbu Line before the town of Antipolo.

21 February

21 February 1951 – The main operation planned for the 1st Cavalry Division to limited objective attacks and protect the IX Corps flank.  The 5th Cavalry Regiment moved out, but progress slow due to scattered enemy resistance with minimal air support due to weather.

21 February1975 - The 1st Cavalry Division was reorganized and designated an Armored Division and retained its famous name. 

22 February

22 February 1966 - Phase II of the Bon Song operation was terminated after two days of heavy fighting just south of the Bon Song region in central Vietnam.

22 February1968 - The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong driven from the city of Hue. 

23 February

23 February1945 - PFC William J. Grabiarz, E-5 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. 

23 February 1951 – The rains that broke loose a pontoon bridge a Yoju stopped. Melting snow and water continued for flow into the roads and streams and the 5th Cavalry Regiment having repeatedly been blocked in its attempts to seize Hill 469 make on more try and the hill finally fell.

23 February 1969 - The Tet 1969 Counteroffensive began in Vietnam.

24 February

24 February 1991 - The 3rd Brigade Recon Force initiates Operation "Quick Strike" into Iraq. 

24 February 2003 – The 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment arrived at Camp Udairi, Kuwait to support task Force 11th Aviation as part of the war Against Terrorism.

25 February

25 February 1944 - The balance of the 1st Cavalry Division had arrived in Oro Bay from Australia and began training for operations in the Admiralty Islands. 

25 February 1945 – Both 7th and 8th Cavalry Regiments had troops within 2000 yards of  Antipolo.

25 February 1951- Major General Charles D Palmer concerned with fixing and the building new bridges in order to get supplies across the Han River and engineers finished by four o’clock in the morning.

25 February 2005 - The aircraft carrying the last members of the 2nd Brigade, who served in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM-II, touched down at Robert Gray Airfield.

26 February

26 February 1971 – Captain Jon E. Swanson, B Troop, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry was awarded the Medal of Honor.

27 February

27 February 1944 - The 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment began to load at Oro Bay.  Half of the troops and their equipment were loaded onto three High Speed Transport (APD) destroyers.  The rest of the 5th Cavalry embarked on LSTs for their role as a support force. 

27 February 1951 – The Division was ordered to a new Main Line of Resistance.  Slightly north of the old one, and new objective was assigned for the 5th Cavalry Regiment – Hill 318.

27 February 1969 - 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, fought a series of battles with NVA in fortified bunkers during Operation Cheyenne Saber in Vietnam.

27 February 2005 - The 1st Cavalry Division Commander, Major General Peter Chiarelli, conducted a Transfer Of Authority (TOA) ceremony at the Sahet Alihtifalat Alkubra parade grounds in the Green Zone handing over the Baghdad mission to the 3rd Infantry Division.

28 February

28 February 1945 – Major General Mudge is injured while observing a demolition of a cave by a grenade.

28 February 1972 - The 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment was reactivated to join in TRICAP evaluations. 

28 February 1991 - Operation DESERT STORM cease-fire. 

28 February 2004 -Units of the 39th Infantry Brigade, who had been training at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft. Polk, LA. during last month, cased their colors as they prepared for departure to Iraq. Later in the day, the first group of 250 soldiers left by commercial plane from Alexandria, LA.

29 February

29 February 1944- Task Force Brewer, commanded by Brigadier General William Chase, landed on the South shore of Hyane Harbor on the Island of Los Negros. The assault force is the 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, led by Lieutenant Colonel William Lobit. This was the 1st Cavalry Division’s first combat action in its history. The 99th Field Artillery Battalion was also brought ashore. The assault began after 0800 hours. By 0950 hours Momote Airfield was taken. The Task Force had secured a foothold on the island by noon. From afternoon until dark patrols were sent out and the troops set up a perimeter. The same day the remainder of the 5th Cavalry Regiment departed Cape Cretin, New Guinea bound for Los Negros.


1 March

1 March 1944- Around 0200 hours the Japanese made a strong counterattack against the Task Force Brewer perimeter but they are thrown back. The Japanese got so close that at some points along the perimeter hand-to-hand fighting ensued.

1 March 1951 – Attack renewed and Hill 318 fell.  The 5th Cavalry reverted to reserve.

1 March 1968 – F Company, 1st Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment was activated at Long Binh in the Republic of Vietnam.

2 March

2 March 1943 - The 27th Ordnance Company was reorganized, redesignated the 27th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Bliss, TX.

2 March 1944- The fighting continued until about the break of dawn. Patrols were sent out in the early morning. Troops mop up the remaining Japanese within the perimeter and prepare for the further nighttime counterattacks. Another series of enemy counterattacks began in the afternoon and continued during the night. The rest of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, under Colonel Hugh Hoffman, arrives on Los Negros. The Regiment makes a successful counterattack on Japanese positions in the afternoon. During the night the Japanese made another costly counterattack against the American perimeter but to no avail.

3 March

3 March 1855 - The Band of the Second Regiment of Cavalry.  Predecessor unit of the Band, 1st Cavalry Division, was constituted in the Regular Army.

3 March 1855 -"A" Company, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment was constituted in the Regular Army.

3 March 1855 - "B" Company, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment was constituted in the Regular Army.

3 March 1944- The Japanese continue wasteful counterattacks during the night and into the early morning. During the night they penetrate several hundred yards into the American perimeter. Fighting continues during the day as the Japanese make amphibious attacks on the perimeter and make use of their artillery. However they are successfully repulsed, suffering their heaviest casualties yet. This day is the 89th Anniversary of the forming of the 5th Cavalry Regiment.

3 March 1945 - Organized resistance in Manila ends. 

3-7 March 1951 – Supplies were built up and the Division staff sections made detail study of road nets and other terrain during the coming days.

3 March 2003 – The 1st Cavalry Division announced that it had received deployment orders for Southwest Asia as part of the War Against Terrorism.

4 March

4 March 1944- The heaviest Japanese counterattack of the campaign comes at 0100 hours, but is repulsed by early morning. The actions of Sergeant Troy McGill, Troop G, 5th Cavalry, on this day would earn him a posthumous Medal of Honor, the 1st Cavalry Division’s first. A little before 1200 hours the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, led by Lieutenant Colonel Robert P. Kirk (of Roswell, New Mexico), and the 82nd Field Artillery Battalion arrive on the island. The 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry relieves the 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry. During the night small groups of Japanese tried unsuccessfully to infiltrate the American perimeter.

4 March 1944 - Momote Airdrome, Los Negros secured. 

4 March 1945 – Elements of the 7th Cavalry Regiment were hit by Japanese counterattack on the road 1000 yards west of Antipolo.

4 March 2004 - Second element of the 39th Infantry Brigade, "F" Battery, 1st Battalion, 202nd Air Defense Artillery, retrained for duty in Iraq as a Military Police Company at Ft Polk, LA, cased their colors signifying the end of training and prepared for departure to Iraq. The bulk of the 120-man team departed Alexandria, LA. by commercial aircraft, with stops in Maine and Germany before arriving at their intermediate "in theater" destination of Kuwait."  These units are part of the task force directly assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq.

4 March 2005 - The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division conducted a Transfer Of Authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Prosperity, Iraq, passing responsibility for the International Zone to the 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.

5 March

5 March 1944- There is occasional fighting with infiltrators in the early morning. At 1100 hours Major General Innis Swift, the Division commander, and his staff arrived on the island. At 1500 hours the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry attacks North up the Native Skidway to prepare for the arrival of the 12th Cavalry Regiment. 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry encounters light opposition and halts in the late afternoon to set up a defensive perimeter for the night.

5 March 1969 - A direct hit by enemy NVA to the 1st Cavalry Division’s TOC, located on LZ Grant in southern Vietnam, resulted in the death of the battalion commander, LTC Peter Gorvad.

6 March

6 March 1944- In the morning the 12th Cavalry Regiment, under Colonel John Stadler, the 271st Field Artillery Battalion and other Division elements arrived on the island. The 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry attacks to its North to take the Salami Plantation. The 12th Cavalry attacks towards the Mokerang Peninsula. At 1630 hours the Salami Plantation as well as the Salami Beach is secured by the 12th Cavalry. The 5th Cavalry takes Porlaka at about the same time.

6 March 1944 - The 12th Cavalry Regiment, along with the 271st Field Artillery Battalion landed on Los Negros Island with minimal resistance. 

6 March 1945 – 1st Cavalry Division Brigade Combat Team took positions with the 6th Infantry Division to attack the Shimbu Line.

6 March 1966 -Operation MASHER/WHITEWING terminated after the Division spent 41 days maintaining enemy contact around the Bon Song Valley in central Vietnam.

06 March 2005 - The 39th Brigade Combat Team, (part of 1CD Task Force Baghdad) composed of almost 4,000 soldiers from 47 towns throughout Arkansas and nine other states, began redeployment from Iraq to the embarkation port in Kuwait and the long road back to Ft. Sill, OK where they will undergo orientation and be demobilized.

7 March

7 March 1944- The 5th Cavalry made an amphibious landing near the Papitalai Village in Seeadler Harbor. By nightfall they have seized the village against light opposition. The 12th Cavalry with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry also made amphibious landings to take the Papitalai Mission and Lombrum Point. They have set up a perimeter on the beach by 1930 hours but are unable to advance further. The Japanese made three counterattacks on the 7th and 12th’s positions around the Mission that night. Also during the night Japanese airplanes make attack runs on the American positions.

7 March 2004 – The 1st Cavalry Division conducted their first official search mission working jointly with the 4th Infantry Division, Task Force IRONHORSE. 2nd BCT, 1st Cavalry Division and attached units conducted 194 patrols and eight raids and captured 49 individuals.

8 March

8 March 1944- The 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry seizes Lombrum Point in the morning without opposition. Other Divisional elements advance 800 yards West of Paitalai to mop up the last of the Japanese.

8 March 1944 - Troopers of the 12th Cavalry liberated a contingent of sixty- nine Sikh solders of the British Empire Forces who had been captured in Singapore in 1942.

8 March 2005 - The leading party of the 39th Brigade Combat Team, composed of 250 members of the 153rd Infantry began arriving the Rhinehart Physical Fitness Center, Ft. Sill, OK from the nearby Lawton Airport for their first staging of demobilization. 

9 March

9 March 1944 - The 2nd Brigade, elements of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, the 61st Field Artillery, and a detachment from "A" Company, 69th Signal Battalion arrived at Seeadler Harbor and came ashore at Salami Beach. 

9 March 1944- The Division’s first Prisoner of War is captured by soldiers of F Troop, 5th Cavalry on Los Negros. The 2nd Cavalry Brigade (7th and 8th Cavalry and 61st Field Artillery Battalion), led by Brigadier General Verne Mudge, lands on Salami Beach encountering no opposition. During the night there is only sporadic gunfire.

9 March 1991 - The first airplane with First Team Troopers return from Southwest Asia. 

10 March

10 March 1944- The 8th Cavalry, led by Lieutenant Colonel William Bradley, performs mop up operations on the Mokerang Peninsula (Los Negros). The tip of the peninsula is reached by nightfall. A patrol from the 5th Cavalry, led by a Lieutenant, in a dugout canoe engaged and destroyed a fully loaded Japanese barge. Another barge was sunk by the 5th Cavalry’s Weapons Troop using a 37mm anti-tank gun and mortar fire. 

10 March 1945 –1st Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment flushed a cave with flamethrowers the enemy withdrew burning, who opened fired and continued to fire until they fell victims of flames or the Cav machineguns. This engagement was one of the fiercest and bitterest experienced by First Team Cavalrymen during the entire war. 

12 March

12 March 1945 – The 43rd Infantry Division relieved the Cavalry from Antipolo.  During the 20-day fighting for Antipolo (21February – 12 March), the Division troops were awarded 92 Silver Stars and one Distinguished Service Cross

12 March 1969 - The 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, joined 3rd Brigade, and began operations from LZ Lois in Vietnam.

13 March

13 March 1966 - Operation JIM BOWIE begins.  A search and destroy mission involving the Division’s 1st Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 1-9 Cav and CIDG in the Binh Dinh province.

14 March

14 March 1944 – As of this date in the Admiralty Island Campaign total enemy buried was 1484.  Total allied dead were 161; wounded and injured, 411; and missing 4.

14 March 1951 – The Division now in position to cross the Hangchon River. The 3rd Battalion of the 5th Cavalry did affect one crossing, but only against considerable opposition.

14 March 2005 - The 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment returns from Operation IRAQI FREEDOM-II, completing the return of the 1st Brigade.

15 March

15 March 1943 - The 16th Quartermaster Squadron reorganized and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Bliss, TX.

15 March 1944 - At dawn the Manus Island invasion commenced with heavy shelling, naval bombardment and air attacks.

15 March 2004 – 39th Brigade Combat Team (1CD) conducted it first Combat operation of their mission by success moving more than 400 Soldiers and 150 vehicles for the staging camp in Kuwait to Camp Cooke, Taji, Iraq.

15 March 2005 - At approximately 2148 hours (local), personnel from the 39th Brigade Combat Team consisting of the trail party and a security element of the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Oregon National Guard left Baghdad, Iraq, thus completing the 39th Brigade Combat Team's Mission during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

16 March

16 March 2005 - More than half of the 1st Cavalry Division had returned from their overseas deployment when 300 newly arrived soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, joined by 18 of the unit who were injured in Iraq and sent home early, marched across Cooper Field, adjacent to the Headquarters of the 1st Cavalry Division.

17 March

17 March 1944 – The 7th Cavalry Regiment took over from the 8th Cavalry Regiment and pressed on towards Lorengau Village.

17 March 2004 – Operation IRON PROMISE involving thousands of troops form the 1st Cavalry Division and out going Germany based 1st Armored Division and scores of Iraqi Civil Defense Corps soldiers was launched in Baghdad to weed out insurgents and capture illegal weapons.

18 March

18 March 1944 – The Village of Lorengau was captured by elements of the 1st Cavalry Division, either killing or driving off all organized enemy resistance.

19 March

19 March 1944 – With Lorengau captured, “A” Troop, 8th Cavalry moved out early that morning in the direction of Rossum, a village to the south.  They met stiff fire from Japanese pillboxes after leaving the regimental outpost line.

19 March 2003 - The 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment (NCARNG), an Apache helicopter unit, deployed from Ft. Bragg to Ft. Hood, TX. to replace the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment who deployed to Southwest Asia.

20 March

20 March 1967 - SP5 Charles C. Hagemeister, A-1/5 Cavalry Regiment earns the Medal of Honor.

20 March 1999 - The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division begins redeployment to CONUS.

21 March

21 March 1945 – The Division drove southward through Laguna de Bay and Lake Taal.  The enemy forces were moving to the North to reinforce their troops east of Manila.

21 March 1951 – The Division secured line “Cairo” and sent task forces into Chunchon, which was not defeated by the Reds.  The 1st Cavalry proceed to organize line “Cairo” and sent patrols after the retreating enemy.

21 March 1969- SP4 Donald R. Johnston, D-1/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

22 March

22 March 1944 - Two squadrons from the 5th and 12th Cavalry Regiments overran enemy positions west of Papitalai Mission.

22 March 1945 - With the area of Manila under control, elements of the 1st Cavalry Division started their push south into the Batangas Peninsula.

22 March 2004 - The aircraft carrying last echelon of 1st Cavalry Division personnel, scheduled for deployment to Iraq, departed Robert Gray Army Airfield with an unidentified destination.

23 March

23 March 1925 - The 1st Medical Squadron, predecessor unit of the 15th Support Battalion, was constituted in the Regular Army.

23 March 1945 – The 8th Cavalry Regiment found resistance to the town of Santo Tomas.  They used the “B” troop flamethrower operated the PFC Gordon L. Schur.  He was recognized by the award of an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star, he had already won at Antipolo.

23 March 2003 – Apache crew from 1st Cavalry Division’s 1-227AV is captured by Iraqi forces.

23 March 2005 - The remaining 200 soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment and the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment arrived home to Ft. Hood shortly after 1000 hours and were well received at Cooper Field.

24 March

24 March 1944 - First amphibious landing made "with out" boats at southern shore of Los Negros by "G" Troop, 5th Cavalry Regiment.

24 March 2003 - In a battle against the 2nd Armored Brigade, Medina Division, Iraqi Republican Guard, an Apache helicopter of the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment attached to Task Force 11th Aviation was downed and the two pilots were taken prisoner.

24 March 2004 - The 1st Battalion, 206th Field Artillery, 39th BCT, the first combat unit north of Baghdad for the 1st Cavalry Division conducted a Transfer  of Authority with the 1st Armored Division.

25 March

25 March 1945 – The Division encountered the enemy at Tananun.

25 March 1949 - The 1st Cavalry Division was reorganized as a Triangular Division. The 5th, 7th and 8th Cavalry Regiments were retained and the 12th Cavalry Regiment was deactivated.

25 March 1949 - The 1st Signal Troop was reorganized, redesignated as the 13th Signal Battalion and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

25 March 1949 - The 302nd Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop was reorganized, redesignated as the 16th Reconnaissance Company and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

25 March 1949 - The 8th Engineer Combat Squadron was reorganized, redesignated as the 8th Engineer Combat Battalion and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

25 March 1949 - The 16th Quartermaster Squadron was reorganized, redesignated as the 15th Replacement Company and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

25 March 1949 - The Military Police Platoon, 1st Cavalry Division was reorganized, redesignated as the 545th Military Police Company and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

25 March 1949 - The 27th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company was reorganized, redesignated the 27th Ordnance Maintenance Company and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

25 March 1966 - Operation LINCOLN HOUSE begins. A search and destroy mission involving the Division’s 1st Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 1-9 Cav and the 3rd Brigade, 25 Infantry Division, near Duc Co, Plei  Me, Chu Pong, Pleiku province

25 March 2005 - Thirteen buses, loaded with nearly seven hundred citizen-soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Oregon Army National Guard from 10 armories located along the coast and the Interstate-5 Corridor, departed Ft. Lewis, WA. As the busses crossed the Oregon-Washington border, they were joined by an Oregon State Police escort. (162nd Inf. served in Task Force Baghdad: 1CD)

26 March

26 March 1945 – The Division demolished Japanese supporting caves, bunkers, and culverts at Tananun.

26 March 1971 - A Stand Down Ceremony at Bein Hoa, marked the departure of the 1st Cavalry Division from Vietnam.

26 March 2004 Operation IRON PROMISE began on the streets of Baghdad to securing the region and to eradicate cell groups that pose a threat to a free Iraq.

27 March

27 March 1945 – The 7th and 8th Cavalry Regiments came through and mopped up by passed pockets of Japanese resistance.

28 March

28 March 1944 – General Swift, Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division received the following message from General MacArthur, “To CMDR 7th Fleet, CMDR Allied Air Force, CG 6th Army, CG 1st Cavalry Division.  FM: GHQ SWPA General Marshall has sent me able message congratulation on the skill and success of the Admiralties operations and express his admiration of the manner on the entire operation was handled, he requests that his congratulations be handed to General Kreuger, General Kenny, Admiral Kincaid and particularly to General Swift and his officers and men for the magnificent showing they made in their first fight.

28 March 1945 – Japanese attacked Cav Troops in a night attack against G troop, 8th Cavalry Regiment.  PFC Russell Welch of Ashland, Ohio was injured, but remained at his machinegun delivering fire over eight hours until relief could be sent forward.

28 March 1951 – North of the town of Chunchon, the Division established an outpost line, which occupied in force.

28 March 1966 - Operation JIM BOWIE ends. A search and destroy mission involving the Division’s 1st Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 1-9 Cav and CIDG in the Binh Dinh province.

28 March 1973 - US ground troops leave Vietnam.
 
28 March 2005 More than 100 members of "A" Company, 28th Signal Battalion (PAARNG), formally assigned to the 39th Infantry Brigade, arrived home in the afternoon. The 115 soldiers stepped off the flight of the American Airlines 757and were met by a color guard and salutes from local veterans before assembling in formation inside the 911th Air Force Reserve Base's Hangar 418 amid deafening cheers from the crowd.

29 March

29 March 1945 – 8th Cavalry Regiment closed in on the Town of Lipa.  The 7th Cavalry Regiment and 2nd Brigade Headquarters had a short engagement with Japanese forces at Malvar Airdrome. Once darkness fell the Japanese launched an all out attack with 300 men.

29 March 1970 - Fire support Base Jay was suddenly deluged by rocket, mortar, recoilless rifle and rocket propelled grenade fire.

30 March

30 March 1944 – 1st Cavalry Division made its sixth amphibious landing of Admiralties Campaign, the island of Pityilu. 

30 March 1945 – The 12th Cavalry Regiment moved towards Calauan.  They out maneuvered and inflicted heavy causalities on a much larger Japanese unit.  The 8th Cavalry Regiment made contact with the US 11th Airborne Division just South of Lipa, which the 8th had taken the previous day.

30 March 1972 - General Giap of the NVA begins an offensive across the DMZ in a final attempt to unify the North and South.

31 March

31 March 1944 - The 1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment moved from Lombrum Point to Mokerang Peninsula and launched an attack on Korunist and Ndrilo Islands, which lay just off the western tip of Mokerang Peninsula, Los Negros.

31 March 1945 – The 1st Cavalry Division severed the Japanese’s north – South routes.

31 March 1968 - Operation JEB STUART ends. A Division search and destroy mission in Quang Tri, Thua Thien Providence.


1 April

1 April 1940 - The 1st Cavalry Division participated in the first 3rd Army Louisiana Maneuvers. (April/May & 13/24 August)

1 April 1951- 1st Cavalry Division units are ordered to move to phase line “Kansas” some fourteen miles north of their positions then on line “Benton”.

1 April 1966 - The 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry was activated at Ft. Carson Colorado.  The unit joined the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the 7th Cavalry, 3rd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam.

1 April 1968 - Operation PEGASUS/LAMSON 207 begins. A Division search and destroy mission in Quang Ta, near Khe Sanh – Calu area.

1 April 1970 - SGT Peter C. Lemon, E-2/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

1 April 1970 - A battalion of the 272nd NVA Regiment in a full frontal assault attacked Fire Support Base Illingsworth.

2 April

2 April 1944 –  2nd Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment makes amphibious landing on Rambutyo Island, southeast of Los Negros.  Mission was to rout out Japanese resistance on the island.

2 April 2005 - The 70th and last aircraft from Kuwait arrived at Robert Gray Airfield. It carried 182 soldiers of the trail party, from nearly every unit of the 1st Cavalry Division, who had remained in Kuwait to ensure that all attached National Guard and Reserve units and their equipment had redeployed to the States.

3 April

3 April 1945 - Operations against the final Japanese forces in the Mt. Malepunyo hills began.

3 April 1951 - The 1st Cavalry Division elements re-cross 38th parallel, Korea.

4 April

4 April 2004 – Members of 2-5 Cav and 1-82 FA on a normal patrol in Sadr City, a suburb of Baghdad, were attacked by Iraqi militia, in the during battle 8 Soldiers were killed and 30 wounded. The patrol was able to move covered position and call for re-enforcements.  This engagement marks the first major casualties since Desert Storm.

4 April 2006 – The 1st Cavalry Division and Association dedicated Operation Iraqi Freedom memorial at the Division Headquarters.

5 April

5 April 1968- Two of the 1st Brigade’s battalions landed in LZ Snapper, as part of operation Pegasus to open supply routes to a Marine base located at Khe Sanh.  2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry. marched to it’s objective amid cheers of marines, posting signs that read “Khe Sanh under new management.”

6 April

6 April 2004 - Following a fifteen hour flight, the last element of the 39th Infantry Combat Brigade arrived safely at their temporary in-theater staging temporary camp in Kuwait.

7 April

7 April 1967 - Operation LEJEUNE begins.  Division  combat operations in the Quang Ngai province (ICTZ).

8 April

8 April 1966 - Operation LINCOLN HOUSE ends. A search and destroy mission involving the Division’s 1st Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 1-9 Cav and the 3rd Brigade, 25 Infantry Division, near Duc Co, Plei  Me, Chu Pong, Pleiku province.

8 April 1968 - At 0800 hours on 08 April, the relief of Khe Sanh was effected and the 1st Cavalry Division became the new landlord.

9 April

9 April 1944 – 1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment made an assault landing on Pak Island, part of Admiralties Islands.  They captured three prisoners who escaped from Rambutyo Island.

10 April

10 April 1942 - Bataan Death March begins.

10 April 1951 – All Division units except 7th Cavalry Regiment were relieved by the 1st Marine Division.

10 April 1968 - The 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment recaptures the Special Forces camp at Lang Vei.

11 April

11 April 1966 - Operation MOSBY begins. A search and destroy mission with the Division’s 1st Brigade, 2nd Brigade and CIDG along the Cambodian border and Pleiku and Kontum Provinces.

11April 2004 -  A 1 Battalion, 227th Aviation AH-64 Apache Helicopter is downed by hostile fire west of the Baghdad international Airport killing crew.

12 April

12 April 1944 – 12th Cavalry Regiment found more Japanese on the east end of Pak Island. A demolition from the 8th Engineers destroys a cave used by Japanese troops.

12 April 1945 - The 5th Cavalry Regiment began a drive southeast, down the Bicol Peninsula to clear it of Japanese and link up with the 158th Regimental Combat team.

12 April 1951 – The Division begins a rest and rehabilitation period.

12 April 2004 – 1st Cavalry Division launches OPERATION IRON BROOM.  Initiated by Coalition Forces along with local and the District Advisory Council to bring pride and stability to their community.  The objective of the operation is to jump start trash collection, the cleaning of major thoroughfares and the general beautification public facilities.

12 April 2005 - President Bush visited the troops of the 1st Cavalry and 4th Infantry Divisions and spoke about the progress on the war on terror, thanking and praising them for their for their service in Iraq and their accomplishments over the past two years.

13 April

13 April 1940 - Participated in the first 3rd Army Louisiana Maneuvers. (April/May & 13/24 August)

13 April 2003 - In the final push to Tukrit, the Marines 1st Expeditionary Force found the two POW Apache helicopter pilots from the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Chief Warrant Officer David S. Williams, 30, of Orlando, FL and Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., 26, of Lithia Springs, GA, who had been forced down and captured March 24 during heavy fighting.

14 April

14 April 2003 – 1st Cavalry Division officially announces the release of the two POW Apache crewmembers from 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment. The troopers were the first 1st Cavalry Division troopers to be held as POW’s since the Korea War.

14 April 2005 - Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division celebrated and wrapped up their homecoming process by officially uncasing their unit colors.

15 April

15 April 1968 - Operation PEGASUS/LAMSON 207 ends. A Division search and destroy mission in Quang Ta, near Khe Sanh – Calu area.

15 April 1968 – OPERATION PEGAUS ended after the opening of supply routed to Marines at Khe Sahn, and liberating the CIDG camp at Lang Vei, on the Loatian border.

15 April 2004 – The colors of the 1st Cavalry Division were uncased in a ceremony at the  “Crossed Swords” marking the Transfer of Authority of the Baghdad area or operation from the 1st Armored Division.

16 April

16 April 1967 - SP4 George A. Ingalls, A-2/5 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

16 April 2000- Operation DESERT SPRING 00-01 - Kuwait initiated.

16 April 2004 - The trail party of the 39th Brigade Combat Team arrived at Camp
Cooke, Iraq, placing the entire Brigade in a combat zone for the first time in its long history.

17 April

17 April 1998 - Deployment of the 1st Cavalry Division to Bosnia announced.

18 April

18 April 1934 - By order of The Secretary of War, E. T. Conley, Brigadier General, the saber was discontinued as an item of issue.

19 April

19 April 1968 - Operation DELAWARE/LAMSON 216 begins.  A search and destroy mission with 1st and 2nd Brigades in southwest Thua Thien Province.

19 April 1968 - Operation Delaware began.  Elements of the 1st and 3rd brigade invaded the A Shau Valley, located in the mountains 45 kilometers west of the city of Hue.  This was a major weigh-station on the Ho Chi Minh trail, a NVA base and was the starting point for the enemy’s Tet offensive against Hue.  Free world forces had not penetrated this valley since 1966.  Despite enemy opposition the 1st Cavalry Division successfully secured the valley.

19 April 1969 - The 3rd Brigade had returned to the northern area in the III Corps Theater of operations near the city of Bien Hoa, in southern Vietnam.

20 April

20 April 1968 - The 1/7, 2/7, and 3/7 Cavalry. “Gary Owen” found an overturned enemy truck with over 200 loaded weapons in the Shau Valley.  This was the first of many enemy caches they found during Operation Delaware.

20 April 2003 – President George W. Bush visited Fort Hood and the 1st Cavalry Division.  Attending Church services with 1-227th Regiment’s POW’s

22 April

22 April 1951 – Initial enemy attacks begin on their “Fifth Phase” which prompted the return to combat certain elements of the 1st Cavalry Division still in I Corps reserve.

22 April 1967 - Operation LEJEUNE ends. Division combat operations in the Quang Ngai province (ICTZ).

23 April

23 April 2004 – OPERATION YELLOW STONE began as combined elements of the 39th and 4th Brigade Combat Team as well as Macedonian Special Forces of the 1st Cavalry Division moved into the former presidential retreat of Al-Rhashida. Their mission was to secure the area and remove anti-coalition forces for the island that had been firing on Camp Cooke.  Five hours later the position was searched and secured.

24 April

24 April 1945 - The 2nd Brigade started its movement north to Siniloan in preparation for relief of the 43rd Infantry Division.

24 April 1969 - The 1st Brigade seized the A Luoi airstrip clearing the way for supplies to be brought into the A Shau Valley located on the Loatian border in Vietnam.  The airstrip was renamed LZ Stallion.

25 April

25 April 1968 - CPT James M. Sprayberry, D-5/7 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

25 April 1969 - 1st Brigade, on LZ Stallion found five Russian made trucks.  This was the beginning of what would be a giant “treasure hunt” for the 1st Cavalry airmobile, finding huge arms caches, trucks, food, uniforms, rockets and gasoline all around the Laotian border.

26 April

26 April 1951 – Another trouble spot flares up and this disturbance brought about the commitment of additional Divisional units to the front.  The 7th Cavalry Regiment, and the 77th and 82nd Field Artillery Battalions were sent forward in support of the 3rd Infantry Division.

26 March 1971 - This was the end of duties for the 1st Cavalry airmobile, less 3rd Brigade, in Vietnam.  The 3rd Brigade established its headquarters in Bien Hoa as a required presence under Nixon’s “Vietnamization” plan.

28 April

28 April 1951 - The 1st Cavalry Division organized the defense of Seoul, Korea.

29 April

29 April 1945 - "B" Troop, 5th Cavalry Regiment and a group of engineers made an amphibious assault across the Ragay Gulf at Pasacao.

29 -30 April 1951 – A total of 39 air strikes were directed against the enemy in the Division’s front.

30 April

30 April 1971 - 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Separate) organized and designated to serve in III Corps Tactical Zone.


1 May

1 May 1936 - The 16th Quartermaster Squadron was organized, activated and assigned the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Bliss, TX.

1 May 1970 - Operation THON THANG (Fish Hook) begins.

1 May 1970 -The 1st team was “First in Cambodia”.  The Cambodian operation proved to be one of the most successful operations if the Vietnam conflict.

3 May

3 May 1951 – Second patrol base was assigned to be of Regimental size and the mission given to 7th Cavalry Regiment.

3 May 1966 - Operation MOSBY ends. A search and destroy mission with the Division’s 1st Brigade, 2nd Brigade and CIDG along the Cambodian border and Pleiku and Kontum Provinces.

3 May 1966 - Operation LEWIS AND CLARK begins. The Division’s 2nd Brigade conducted ground reconnaissance from Plate Gi, Kontum province to An Khe, Binh Dinh province.

4 May

4 May 1966 - Operation DAVY CROCKETT begins.  The Division’s 3rd Brigade conduct search and destroy missions near Bong Son in Binh Dinh province.

4 May 1968 - 1LT Douglas B. Fournet, B-1/7th Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

5 May

5 May 1969 - MG Forsythe turned command of the 1st Cavalry Division to MG. E.B. Roberts.

5 May 1971 - The 1st Cavalry Division returns to the United States and assigned to Ft. Hood, Texas.

5 May 1971 - The 1st Cavalry Division received an experimental designation as a TRICAP (Triple Capability) Division and was reorganized with an Armored, Infantry and Air Cavalry Brigade.

6 May

6 May 1966 -MG Kinnard relinquished his command of the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam to MG Norton.

6 May 1969 - The NVA hit the 1st Cavalry Division’s LZ Carolyn and LZ Joe in Vietnam.  The 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry fought the regimental size enemy force t LZ Carolyn while the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry fought the enemy at LZ Joe.

7 May

7 May 1945 - The Kapatalan sawmill captured.

8 May

8 May 1968 - Operation CONCORDIA SQUARE begins.

9 May

9 May 1945 - The Kapatalan Sawmill and Nursery areas were secured with only a few scattered remnants of the Japanese to contend with.

10 May

10 May 1966 - Operation DAVY CROCKETT ends. The Division’s 3rd Brigade conduct search and destroy missions near Bong Son in Binh Dinh province.

12 May

12 May 1969 - The NVA unsuccessfully attacked the Cavalry at LZ Jaime, LZ Phillis and Quan Loi, the 3rd Brigades headquarters.

15 May

15 May 1998 - Operation INTRINSIC ACTION 98-03 - Kuwait initiated.

15 May 1959 - The 191st Military Intelligence Detachment was organized and assigned 1st Cavalry Division in Korea.

16 May

16 May 1942 - The 68th Chemical Smoke Generator Company, predecessor unit of the 68th Chemical Company, was constituted in the Regular Army.

16 May 1966 - Operation LEWIS AND CLARK ends. The Division’s 2nd Brigade conducted ground reconnaissance from Plate Gi, Kontum province to An Khe, Binh Dinh province.

16 May 1966 - Operation CRAZY HORSE kicked off centering in the mountains between the Vinh Than and Soui Ca valleys in Vietnam.

17 May

17 May 1968 - OPERATION DELAWARE, which was concentrated on the Laotian border in the Shau Valley successfully ended.

17 May 1968 - Operation JEB STUART III begins.  1st Cavalry Division unit conduct Attack and destroy missions Quang Tri and Thua Thien.

17 May 1968 - Operation CONCORDIA SQUARE ends.

17 May -Operation Delaware ended as 1st and 3rd Brigades moved from the from the A Shau Valley back to Camp Evans, located northwest of Hue in Vietnam.

18 May

18 May 1944 - Admiralty Islands campaign (Task Force Brewer) concluded.

18 May 1944 - The Admiralty Islands campaign officially ended. Japanese casualties stood at 3,317 killed.

18 May 1966 - SSG Jimmy G. Stewart, B-2/12 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

19 May

19 May 1951 – A full scale determined attack released a deluge of several definitely identified Red Divisions and elements of others against the front of the 1st Cavalry Division.  The Division started moving north to attack Line Topeka.  Line secured five days later.

19 May 1968 - North Vietnamese Army rocket attack destroys the ammunition supply dump area of Camp Evans.

21 May

21 May 1966 - Sgt David C. Dolby, B-1/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

21 May 1991 - The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division activated at Ft. Hood, Texas.

24 May

24 May 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the Engineering Brigade, and 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

25 May

25 May 1951 - Phase Line Kansas was next objective and 1st Cavalry Division troopers moved and secured it on the 25th.

25 May 2005 - The 1st Cavalry Division marked its official return from Operation IRAQI FREEDOM-II in Iraq by uncasing the Division colors in a ceremony held on Cooper Field Parade Grounds.

26 May

26 May 1969 -  “B” Troop, 1st squadron, 9th Cavalry positioned in northern Vietnam uncovered one of the largest supply caches, 45 tons of rice, 11 tons of salt, 23 cases of B-40 rockets, 10 cases of .50 caliber ammunition, and numerous other supplies.

26 May 2005 In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 5th (Red Team) Brigade Combat Team Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

26 May 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, 515th Support Battalion (FWD) (Prov), 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

26 May 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

26 May 2005 - The first unit of the Modular Forces, the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, was activated at Ft. Hood, TX. and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

28 May

28 May 1855 – 2nd Cavalry Regiment was organized in Louisville, KY, later to become 5th Cavalry Regiment.

28 May 1951 – Division patrols again across the 38th Parallel.

30 May

30 May 1951 - The 1st Cavalry Division attacks Iron Triangle.


1 June

1 June 1917 – The 21st Field Artillery was organized at Camp Wilson, TX.

1 June 1926 - The 1st Medical Squadron was activated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Bliss, TX.

1 June 1930 - The 8th Engineer Battalion was reorganized, redesignated as the 8th Engineer Squadron and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

1 June 1942 - 68th Chemical Company activated at Edgewood Arsenal, MD

1 June 1943 - The first echelon of the 1st Cavalry Division, elements of the 5th and 7th Cavalry Regiment and the 8th Engineer Combat Squadron boarded the USS Maui at Camp Stoneman, California and departed for the Pacific theater.

2 June

2 June 1969 - 1LT Robert L. Poxon, B-1/9 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

3 June

3 June 1997 - Operation INTRINSIC ACTION 97-03 - Kuwait initiated.

4 June

4 June 1951 – New objective was the Line Wyoming extending from six to eleven miles north of Line Kansas.

5 June

5 June 1917 – The 24th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Fort D.A. Russell, WY, later to become the 82nd Field Artillery.

5 June 1966 - Operation CRAZY HORSE concluded after over three weeks of fighting between 1st Cavalry Division troopers and membe4rs of the NVA Yellow Star division.

6 June

6 June 1942 - The Secretary of War orders the establishment of organic air observation for the Field Artillery.

8 June

8 June 2005 - The 1st Cavalry Division held the final welcoming home ceremony for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle platoon of the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion who had been deployed in Iraq for the last 12 months on a special detached mission.

12 June

12 June 1991 - The last airplane with First Team Troopers returns from Southwest Asia.

14 June

14 June 1775 - The Continental Congress authorized, by resolution, the creation of "The American Continental Army".

14 June 1951 – Full-scale operations for preparing Line Wyoming were ordered while the work on Line Kansas continued.

16 June

16 June 1943 - The second echelon of the 1st Cavalry Division begins movement from Ft. Bliss to Camp Stoneman, California.

16 June 1965 - Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announces that the Department of the Army had been given the green light to organize an air assault division.

18 June

18 June 1861 - "G" Battery, 5th Regiment of Artillery, predecessor unit of the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense, was constituted in the Regular Army.

18 June 1943 - The first echelon of the 1st Cavalry Division arrived in Bisbane, Australia.

18 June 1951 – A regrouping on Line Wyoming was ordered which moved the Division slightly east, taking in addition to previous frontage a sector held by elements of the American 3rd Infantry Division.

19 June

19 June1966 - Operation NATHAN HALE begins.  A search and destroy missions conducted with 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st and 2nd Brigades, 2nd Battalion 327th Infantry 101st AB, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and CIDG near Tuy Hoa and Dong Tre.

21 June

21 June 1967 - SP5 Edgal L. McWethy Jr., B-1/5 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

21 June 1967 - SP4 Carmel B. Harvey Jr., B-1/5 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

23 June

23 June 1943 - The first echelon of the 1st Cavalry Division arrived in Bisbane, Australia.

25 June

25 June 1950 - The Korean War broke out in a distant country whose name means "The Land of Morning Calm".

26 June

26 June 1972 - Operation KEYSTONE PHEASANT begins. The stage withdraw of 1st Cavalry Division troops from Vietnam.

26 June 1972 -The stand-down ceremony for the 3rd Brigade was held in Bien Hoa and the colors were returned to Ft. Hood, TX. 

28 June

28 June 1968 - SP4 Hector Santiago-Colon, B-5/7 Cavalry earns Medal of Honor.

28 June 2004 - In an historic step toward self-rule, the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) transferred sovereignty and the power of self government to the interim Iraqi government in a small ceremony at the heavily guarded Green Zone.

29 June

29 June 1970 - Operation THON THANG (Fish Hook) ends.

29 June 1972 - The 3rd Brigade departs Vietnam completing the Division recall that had started on 05 May 1971.

30 June

30 June 1945 - Luzon campaign was declared completed. The 1st Cavalry Division accounted for 14,114 of the enemy killed and 1,199 prisoners of war. (30 June)

30 June 1945 - General Douglas MacArthur approved the invasion plan, Operation DOWNFALL

30 June 1971 – 215th Support Battalion was activated.

30 June 2004 - The new Iraqi Government took legal custody of the first set of Prisoners of War turned over by the Multinational Coalition Forces, including the Ace of Spades- Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti, former Iraqi President given popular recognition by a deck of playing cards.

30 June 2005 -  In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the Division Artillery Command, 1st Cavalry Division, known as the "Red Team", was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.


1 July

1 July 1916 - The 1st Battalion Mounted Engineers, predecessor unit of 8th Engineer Battalion, was constituted in the Regular Army.

1 July1916 - "A" Battery, 21st Field Artillery, predecessor unit of 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery, was constituted in the Regular Army.

1 July 1916 - "A" and "B" Troops, 24th Cavalry, predecessor unit of 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, was constituted in the Regular Army.

1 July 1916 - "C" and "D" Troops, 24th Cavalry, predecessor unit of 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, was constituted in the Regular Army.

1 July -1916 "E" and "F" Troops, 24th Cavalry, predecessor unit of 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, was constituted in the Regular Army.

1 July 1916 - The Signal Corps Battalion, one of the predecessor units of the 13th Signal Battalion, was constituted in the Regular Army.

1 July 1940 "A" Company, 1st Replacement Battalion, predecessor unit of the 15th Personnel Service Battalion, was constituted in the Regular Army.

1 July 1963 - The 1st Battalion, 15th Armored was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. )

1 July 1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division was reorganized as an Airmobile Division restoring the assignment status of the 12th Cavalry Regiment and assigning the 9th Cavalry Regiment to the Division. (01 July) 

1 July 1966 - Operation NATHAN HALE ends. .  A search and destroy missions conducted with 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st and 2nd Brigades, 2nd Battalion 327th Infantry 101st AB, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and CIDG near Tuy Hoa and Dong Tre.

2 July

2 July 1966 - Operation HENRY CLAY begins. The Division reconnaissance in force missions near Dong Tre and Cung Son in Phu Yon province.

3 July

3 July 1943 - The second echelon of the 1st Cavalry Division boarded the USS Monterey and the USS George Washington at Camp Stoneman, California and departed for the Pacific theater.

4 July

4 July 1861 - Battery G, 5th Field Artillery was organized at Fort Greble, PA, later to become the 4th Battery, 5th Air Defense Artillery.

4 July 1942 – 545th Military Police Company was activated at Fort Bliss, TX.

4 July 1951 – The same activities continued on the Division front.  A brief ceremony including small group representing all organizations within the Division, was held to observe Fourth of July

4 July 2004 - The elements of the 1st Cavalry Division, members of the 39th Infantry Brigade and subordinate units were recognized for their service to the Division by the award of the combat shoulder patch to wear on their right shoulder.

6 July

6 July 1950 - The 1st Cavalry Division alerted for deployment to Korea.

6 July 2005 -  In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 27th Support Battalion (MAIN), DisCom Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

7 July

7 July 1951 – Sixty enemy soldiers attacked the outpost of the 3rd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and assault held off in order to maintain.

7 July 2006 – 15th Sustainment Brigade (1st Cavalry Division) Casing its colors for its second deployment to Iraq.

8 July

8 July 2005 - The second unit of the Modular Forces, the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment was activated at Ft. Hood, TX. and assigned to the 2nd (BlackJack) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

8 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 2nd (BlackJack) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

8 July 2005 - The second unit of the Modular Forces, the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment was activated at Ft. Hood, TX. and assigned to the 2nd (BlackJack) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

8 July 2005 -  "D" Trp, 9th Cavalry Regiment redesignated as "B" Trp, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment and assigned to the 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

8 July 2005 -  In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 91st Engineer Battalion, 2nd (BlackJack) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX

8 July 2005 - The third unit of the Modular Forces, the Special Troops Battalion (STB), 1st Cavalry Division was activated at Ft. Hood, TX. and assigned to the 2nd (BlackJack) Brigade Combat Team.

9 July

9 July 1950 - The 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment was deployed to the east coast of South Korea with the mission to provide a security force for the Air Force at the Yonil Airfield.

11July

11 July 1943- 1st Cavalry Division arrives in Australia.

12 July

12 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st (Iron Horse) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

12 July 2005 - The fourth unit of the Modular Forces, the Special Troops Battalion (STB), 1st Cavalry Division was activated at Ft. Hood, TX. and assigned to the 1st (Iron Horse) Brigade Combat Team.

12 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st (Iron Horse) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

12 July 2005 - The fifth unit of the Modular Forces, the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, was activated at Ft. Hood, TX. and assigned to the 1st (Iron Horse) Brigade Combat Team.

12 July 2005 - "C" Troop, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

14 July

14 July 1917 – 7th Field Signal Battalion was organized at Fort Oglethorpe, GA, later to become 13th Signal Company.

14 July 1950 - The 1st Cavalry Division deploys to Korea.

14 July 1951 – 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment moved to Munsan-ni, forward United Nations peace camp, to serve as guards at the peace talk area under Eight Army in Korea control.

14 July 1969 - Command of the1st Cavalry Division was passed from MG John J. Tolson to BG Richard L. Irby.  Prior to taking command Irby was the assistant commander.

14 July 2005 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment transitioned to 6 Battalion of  the 9th Cavalry Regiment on Cooper Field as part of the Grey Wolf Brigade’s mass change of command. 

14 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (Grey Wolf) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

14 July 2005 -  In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

14 July 2005 -   The sixth unit of the Modular Forces, the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, was activated at Ft. Hood, TX. and assigned to the 3rd (GreyWolf) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

14 July 2005 "F" Trp, 9th Cavalry Regiment redesignated as "B" Trp, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment and assigned to the 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

14 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (Grey Wolf) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

14 July 2005 - The seventh unit of the Modular Forces, the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 3rd (Grey Wolf) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was activated at Ft. Hood, TX.

14 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 8th Engineer Battalion, 3rd (Grey Wolf) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

14 July 2005 - The eighth unit of the Modular Forces, the Special Troops Battalion (STB), 1st Cavalry Division was activated at Ft. Hood, TX. and assigned to the 3rd (Grey Wolf) Brigade Combat Team.

15 July

15 July 1951 – Elements of the Division moved into reserve starting with 7th and 8th Cavalry Regiments.

15 July 1963 - A new Army Objective called Reorganization Objective Army Division (ROAD) restored the triangular Division and the 4th and 12th Cavalry Battle Groups were relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

15 July 2004 - The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division completed their final stage of troop movement from Ft. Drum, NY via the way of the port of entry in Kuwait to Baghdad, Iraq and were immediately assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

15 July 2005  In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the DisCom Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

15 July 2005 - The nineth unit of the Modular Forces, the 15th Support Brigade (SB), was activated at Ft. Hood, TX. and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

15 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 13th Signal Battalion, Separate BNs/COs Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

15 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 312th Mltry Intelligence Battalio, Separate BNs/COs Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

15 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 545th Mltry Police Company, Separate BNs/COs Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

15 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 68th Chemical Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

15 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the DisCom (WagonMasters) Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was inactivated at Ft. Hood, TX.

15 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense, Separate BNs/COs Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was Xfer'd to the 31st ADA Bde, Hdqtr'd at Ft Bliss, TX.

16 July

16 July 1952 - The Korean GI Bill enacted.

17 July

17 July1944 - The First Team troopers, after closing out operations in the Admiralty Islands, agreed to form an Association of 1st Cavalry Division as a means for active members and veterans to preserve old friendships and conduct periodic reunions.

18 July
                                                                                                                                   

18 July 1950 - The 1st Cavalry Division amphibious landing at Pohang-Dong.

18 July 1951 – 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment returned to the Division.  With the movement of the 5th Regiment, full reserve status assumed by entire Division.

18 July 1969 - SGT Rodney J. Evans, D-1/12 earns the Medal of Honor.

20 July

20 July 1945 - The 1st Cavalry Division Regiments were organized wholly as Infantry, but retained their Cavalry designations.

22 July

22 July 1950 - The 1st Cavalry Division assumes responsibility for blocking the enemy along the main Taejon-Taegu corridor.

22 July 1951 - 1st Cavalry Division Band awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation for the period 22 July 1950-22 January 1951

23 July

23 July1950 - The 1st combat of Korean War for 1st Division Cavalry troopers. First combat of Korean War for Cavalry troopers (1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, in front of Yongdong, reported it had destroyed three enemy T34 tanks with 3.5-inch rocket launchers in its first use of that weapon.  The enemy was closing with the 1st Cavalry Division for the battle for Yongdong.  The enemy made his first penetration southwest of
Yongdong, establishing a roadblock a mile and a half behind the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, at the same time other units heavily engaged the 1st Battalion northwest of Yongdong in frontal attack).  Elements of the 1st Battalion of the 5th Cavalry were called in to assist both the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 8th along the seven-mile gap to absorb some of the pressure.

23 July 2003 – Department of Defense announced the deployment of the 1st Cavalry Division support Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition, the following will support the Division operations: 39th Enhanced Separate Infantry Brigade, from the Arkansas National Guard, 2-162nd Infantry and 41st Infantry Brigade from the Oregon National Guard, and “F” Battery, 1-202nd ADA from Illinois National Guard.

24 July

24July1950 – (Pusan Perimeter) Four different attempts by three American light tanks failed to dislodge the enemy behind the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and Lt. Col. Eugene J. Field, the 2nd Battalion commander was wounded at the roadblock.  General Palmer sent the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment and the 16th Reconnaissance Company toward the cutoff battalion.   By noon, enemy troops were attacking the 99th and 61st Field Artillery Battalions, which were supporting the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry  Regiment, indicating that the infiltration had been extensive.  U. S. 1st Cavalry Division comes forward to cover withdrawal of U. S. 24th Infantry Division into the Pusan Perimeter.

25 July

25 July1945 - President Truman authorizes the use of the Atomic bomb. Avoidance of Allied invasion casualties played a major factor in his decision to approve its use.

25 July1947 - The Department of Defense established by Congress.

25 July 1950 - By morning enemy forces had infiltrated the position of the 1st Cavalry division so thoroughly that they forced a withdrawal. 7th Cavalry Regiment’s 1st Battalion was relieved of its protective mission the east coast and returned to its parent Organization. With this it was the first time in Korea, the entire division was together in one area.

25 July1966 - Operation BYRD begins. The Division’s 2-7 Cav and C troop, 1-9 Cav conducted Revolutionary Development and IFFV operations near Phan Thiet in Binh Dinh province.

26 July

26 July 1943 - The second echelon of the 1st Cavalry Division closed on Strathpine, Queensland, Australia.

26 July 1950 - After unrelenting pressure from the numerically superior enemy forces, the division withdrew another six miles east of Hwanggan, where a new defensive line as established.  To counter the large enemy force in Yongdong, the division called for an air strike that would level the city. This same day the 5th Cavalry troopers reported being attacked by enemy dressed in American uniforms armed with U. S. machine guns.

26 July 1951 – 1st Battalion of 8th Cavalry Regiment with the 4th Platoon of “B” Company, 70th Tank Battalion and a platoon of mortars were sent forward to the lines under operational control pf the 25th Infantry Division.

26 July 2003 - In a DOD press briefing on plans to rotate forces in Iraq, it was announced that the 1st Armored Division will be replaced by the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, TX. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division will begin deploying in January 2004, followed by the balance oft he Division. As part of the planning for deployment, the39th Enhanced Separate Infantry Brigade from the Arkansas National Guard will be attached to the 1st Cavalry Division for training subsequent to deployment with them. The 39th is an infantry brigade equipped with small arms and machine guns and has one battalion of mechanized infantry. The rotation in the theater for the 39th Enhanced Separate Brigade will be six months. For the 1st Cavalry Division, it will be one year.

27 July

27 July 1921 - The 8th Engineer Battalion (Mounted) was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

27 July1953 - The Korean Armistice signed.

28 July

28 July 1866 - "A" Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, was constituted in the Regular Army.

28 July 1866 - "B" Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, was constituted in the Regular Army.

28 July 1866 - "A" Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, was constituted in the Regular Army.

28 July 1866 - "B" Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, was constituted in the Regular Army.

28 July 1866 - "C" Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, was constituted in the Regular Army.

28 July 1866 - "A" Company, 9th Cavalry Regiment, predecessor unit of 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, was constituted in the Regular Army.

28 July 1965 - President Lyndon Johnson announces to the world: "I have today ordered to Vietnam the Airmobile Division."

29 July

29 July 1917 - Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Brigade, predecessor unit of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was constituted in the Regular Army.

29 July 1917 - Headquarters, 2nd Cavalry Brigade, predecessor unit of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was constituted in the Regular Army.

29 July 1917 - Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Brigade, predecessor unit of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was constituted in the Regular Army.

29 July 1951 – Ceremony held by the Division to unveil the granite that marks the point where North Koreans first cross the 38th Parallel to start the conflict…Marking also where the 1st Cavalry Division for the third time advanced across the boundary into North Korea in May 1951 during the spring counter-offensive.

29 July 2005 - In preparation for the reorganization to Modular Forces, the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery, 5th (Red Team) Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was Xfer'd to the 4th ID at Ft Hood, TX.

30 July

30 July 1966 - Operation HENRY CLAY ends. The Division  conducted reconnaissance in force missions near Dong Tre and Cung Son in Phu Yon province.


1 August

1 August 1916 – Company A, 1st Battalion, Mounted Engineers was activated at Ado de Falsies, Chihuahua, Mexico, later to become 8th Engineers.

1 August 1950 - Orders were issued to defend Kumchon, seventy-five miles northwest of Pusan.  The defense of this corridor would protect the Mains Supply Route for the division that was so desperately desired by the Communists.

1 August 1951 – Complete return of the Division to the line completed as the 7th Regiment replaced 24th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Infantry.

1 August 1967 - Operation SONG RE begins. The Division’s 3rd Brigade conducts combat operations in southern Quang Ngai province near Song  Re and Naoc Dinh valleys.

2 August

2 August 1950 - Evening: orders were issued for the 1st Cavalry Division to proceed with
its own withdrawal behind the Naktong River.

2 August 1965 -An advanced liaison-planning party, led by BG John Wright left by commercial air to Vietnam.

2 August 1966 - Operation Paul Revere II, located in the Pleiku province, II Corps began.

2 August 1966- The main body of the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment departed Ft. Carson, Colorado flew to the port of embarkment at Oakland, California and boarded the USS Gaffey.

3 August

3 August 1861 – 2nd Cavalry Regiment redesignated 5th Cavalry Regiment.

3 August 1950 - 1st Cavalry Division sets up defensive line behind Naktong River.

4 August

4 August 1942 - Participated in the VIII Corps Louisiana Maneuvers near Mansfield, Louisiana (04 August/19 September)

4 August 1951 – Heavy seasonal rains fell bring six inches of rainfall in a few hours puts the Division in precarious position.

4 August 1999 - The 1st Cavalry Division turns over command of Multi-National Division - North to the 10th Mountain Division.

5 August


5 August 1941 - Participated in the second 3rd Army Louisiana Maneuvers.  August/08 October

5 August 1950 - "A" Company, 71st Heavy Tank Battalion was reorganized as "A" Company, 71st Tank Battalion and reassigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

5 August 2004 - The siege of the al-Sadr Mahdi Army at Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq begins.

6 August

6 August1945 - The first atomic bomb, "Little Boy", was dropped at 8:15 AM over Hiroshima, Japan.

6 August 2001 -  The Division redones the black beret. Last worn in the 1970’s

7 August

7 August 1950 - The 70th Heavy Tank Battalion arrived at the port of Pusan on the transport USS General Brewster.

7 August 1990 - The 1st Cavalry Division receives a deployment order for the Southwest Asia operation was issued.

7 August 1990 - Operation DESERT SHIELD begins.

8 August

8 August 1966 - “A” Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry came under heavy fire from NVA.  They successfully turned back several attacks as Operation Paul Revere II continued.

9 August

9 August 1945 - The second atomic bomb, "Fat Man", was dropped at 11:02 AM over Nagasaki, Japan.

9 August 1950 – (Defense of Kumchon) Initial penetration by a reinforced North Korean Battalion began early in the morning and struck through the 1st Battalion of the 5th Cavalry Regiment and quickly developed with such a threat to the rear that immediate help was required.  The Communists gained commanding high ground to the rear, but the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry was rushed into the area to contain the enemy and halt further penetration.  Enemy positions were plastered with air and artillery fire.

9 August 1965 - The first echelon of the 1st Cavalry Division, the Advanced Liaison Detachment composed of 32 officers and men, left on and arrived in Vietnam two days later.

10 August

10 August 1942 - The 9th Communications Squadron, Air Support, predecessor unit of the 9th Air Support Operations, was constituted in the Regular Army.

10 August 1950–(Defense of Kumchon) By noon, the attackers had smashed into both flanks of the enemy and with continued air and artillery fire support gained control of the area, killing upwards of four hundred of the enemy.  (General Gay personally congratulates Lt. Colonel Clainos and his 1st Battalion for this accomplishment—the greatest kill of enemy in a single engagement thus far in Korea).

11 August

11 August 1951 – 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment to parent control after serving as peace camp guards and 3rd battalion, 8th Cavalry was given the same assignment.

12 August

12 August 1950 - The 70th Heavy Tank Battalion was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division.

13 August

13 August 1945 - The 1st Cavalry Division was alerted that they had been selected to accompany General Douglas MacArthur to Tokyo and would be part of the 8th Army in the occupation of Japan.

13 August 1950 -Second threat and attack occurred just after 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry moved out of reserve.

13 August 1966 - Operation THAYER I begins. Search and destroy missions were conducted by 1-5 Cav, 2-5 Cav, 1-8 Cav, 2-8 Cav, 1-12 Cav, 2-12 Cav, 1-9 Cav, 22 ARVN Division, ARVN Airborne Brigade and CIDG in Bong Son, Kim Son Valley, Binh Dinh Province.

14 August

14August 1950 -River crossed again by enemy southwest of Taegu toward left flank of 7th Cavalry Regiment.  It was quickly apparent that this was most serious threat yet made—approximately 1700 enemy participated in attack.  However with help of tanks, air and artillery and reinforced by the 16th Reconnaissance Company and part of the 8th Combat Engineers, the 7th Cavalry Regiment cleaned out this new threat with a record slaughter of 1500 enemy dead.

14 August 1965- An advanced party of 1,040 officers and men left Ft. Benning and, along with their equipment cargo were deployed by C-124 and C-130 aircraft of the Military Airlift Command.

14 August 1966 - “A” Company, 1st battalion, 5th Cavalry. and “B” company, 2nd Battalion, fought NVA on Hill 534, on the southern portion of Chu Pong Massif near the Cambodian border in the final battle of Paul Revere II.

15 August

15 August 1950 - A fifth attack by enemy on the 2nd Battalion of the 5th Cavalry Regiment on Hill 303, northeast of Waegan, but even after overcoming it, cavalrymen realized the murderous caliber of the enemy they were fighting.  Some units of the battalion were encircled; others counter-attacked while others were pushed back

15 August 1965 - A trip taking four weeks at see began on this day.  The 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile moved the bulk of its division by Military Sea Transport.

15 August 1966 - Operation PAUL REVERE II ends at the battle of Hill 534.

15 August 1995 - Operation VIGILENT SENTINEL - Kuwait initiated.

16 August

16 August 1950 -After an unsuccessful attempt to capture the entire Hill 303, friendly
forces dug in approximately half way up for the night.

16 August 1965 - An advance party from "C" Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, on board C-130s, arrived at Nha Trang.

16 August 1996 – 615th Support Battalion Aviation was activated at Fort Hood.

17 August

17 August 1950 -The 2nd battalion, of the 5th Cavalry Regiment takes the Hill 303.

17 August 1951 – A Red Company engaged the patrol base of the 5th Cavalry Regiment.  A counter-attack beat them off with thirty-one killed and thirty-three prisoners taken. Meanwhile 7th Cavalry Regiment, which had been encountering considerable resistance, patrolled 5,000-6,000 yards without meeting enemy contact

18 August

18 August 1945 - Navy Task Force (TF) 33 began loading 1st Cavalry Division equipment and personnel for the last leg of their WW II journey through the Western Pacific Ocean. (18 August)

18 August 1951 – 2nd Battalion of the 8th Cavalry Regiment lead attack to take Hill 272 and after the third assault the objective was taken.  5th Cavalry Regiment conducted missions to direct artillery fires against enemy positions.

19 August

19 August 1969 - MG George Forsythe replaced MG Richard Irby as 1st Cavalry Division Commander.  Forsythe came to the Cavalry. from MACV, where he was the assistant commander for CORDS.

20 August

20 August 1920 - The 1st Cavalry Regiment assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. )

20 August 1921 - Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, predecessor element of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Cavalry Division, was constituted in the Regular Army.

20 August 1962 - The "Howze" Board findings submitted.

20 August 1967- Operation SONG RE ends. The Division’s 3rd Brigade conducts combat operations in southern Quang Ngai province near Song Re and Naoc Dinh valleys.

20 August 1998- Advance party of 1st Cavalry Division departs Robert Gray Airfield for Bosnia.

21 August

21 August 1966 - PFC Billy L. Lauffer, C-2/5 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

22 August

22 August 1995 - Operation INTRINSIC ACTION 95-03 - Kuwait initiated.

24 August

24 August 1998 - Main body of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division deploys to Bosnia.

25 August

25 August 1945 - With the loading complete at Subic Bay, Task Force (TF) 33 weighed anchor and, after waiting out the fringes of a storm, got underway again and headed north along the east coast of Luzon through the China Sea.

25 August 1950 - The 3rd Battalions, 5th, 7th and 8th Cavalry Regiment arrives on the USS General John Pope at Pusan.

26 August

26 August 1996 - Operation INTRINSIC ACTION 96-03 - Kuwait initiated.

26 August 1969 - Elements of the 2nd Brigade, “C” Troop, 1st squadron, 9th Cavalry. began a series of engagements with enemy NVA in Vietnam.

27 August

27 August 1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division advance party landed at An Khe, Vietnam.

29 August

29 August 1950 - The 1st Cavalry Division occupies positions in the "bowling alley".

30 August

30August 1969 – A top Nui BaRa the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry. Recon platoon took small arms, mortar, and B-40 fire from enemy NVA in Vietnam.


1 September

1 September 1939 - Participated in the fifth 1st Cavalry Division maneuvers.

1 September 1921 - The 27th Ordnance Company, predecessor element of 27th Support Battalion, was constituted in the Regular Army and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

1 September 1950 -1st Cavalry Division bolstered by the attachment of the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade—despite this the enemy still maintained a five to one numerical Superiority.

1 September 1982 - First" National Training Center rotation at Ft. Irwin, California.

2 September

2 September 1945 - Task Force (TF) 33, carrying the 1st Cavalry Division, steered into Yokohama Harbor and past the battleship Missouri where General MacArthur would later receive the Japanese surrender party.

2 September 1945 - Japan signs the terms of surrender on the battleship USS Missouri. (02 September)

2 September1950 - The Division launches an attack to gain the critical terrain features.  The plan called for the 8th Cavalry Regiment to advance on the right flank, while the 7th Cavalry Regiment struck at Hill 518.  By early afternoon, the attack made little progress and Hill 490 now also had to be eliminated.  1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment continued to storm Hill 518 while the 3rd Battalion headed towards Hill 490.13th North
Korean Division attacked and captured hill masses and exerted pressure against the so- called “Wall City”

4 September

4 September 1950 - PFC Melvin L. Brown, D-8 Eng earns the Medal of Honor.

4 September 1950 - Company D of the 8th Engineer Battalion was given the mission of securing the “Walled City”  (it was as they were infantrymen).

5 September

5 September 1950 -The 8th Engineers in the temporary rifle companies were forced to evacuate their positions in the “Walled City” despite a valiant two-day stand.

5 September 1951 - Patrolling continued into the first day of September until a significant action, led by K Company of the 5th Cavalry.  Because of the extreme gallantry displayed by the unit during this action, it was awarded an immediate commendation by General Ridgway and later a unit citation. The action was located proximately four miles forward of the Main Line of Resistance. 

5 September 1965 - The "Red Legs" of the Division Artillery sailed into Qui Nhon aboard the USNS Upshur.

6 September

6 September 1950 - Eighth Army published attack plan

7 September

7 September 1950 - General Allen sent the 8th Army attack plan to Tokyo for approval

8 September

8 September 1945 - MG William C. Chase and 1st Cavalry Division Troopers enter Tokyo, Japan.

9 September

9 September 1921 - Consolidated "A" and "B" Troops, 82nd Field Artillery, were reorganized and redesignated as "A" Battery, 82nd Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 1st Cavalry Division.

9 September 1921 - Consolidated "C" and "D" Troops, 82nd Field Artillery, were reorganized and redesignated as "B" Battery, 82nd Field Artillery Battalion, and an element of the 1st Cavalry Division.

9 September 1921 - Consolidated "E" and "F" Troops, 82nd Field Artillery, were reorganized and redesignated as "C" Battery, 82nd Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 1st Cavalry Division.

9 September 1953 - The 3rd Battalion and Heavy Mortar Company of the 5th Cavalry Regiment returned to Hokkaido after seven months of duty in Korea.

9 September 1965 - The aircraft carrier USNS Boxer arrived at Qui Nhonwith the giant CH-47 Chinooks of the 228th Helicopter Battalion,

10 September

10 September 1950 - CPL Gordon M. Craig, 16-Recon earns the Medal of Honor.

11 September

11 September 1950 -   Eighth Army revises attack plan, General Walker shifted General Milburn from IX Corp to I Corps and General Milburn assumed command I Corps that day at Taegu

11 September 1968 - Operation COMANCHE FALLS begins.

11 September 2001-  Terrorist attacks on the United States masterminded by Osama bin Laden in four separate instances.

11 September 2001 - The first, hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 hits the North Tower of the World Trade Center, New York, NY at 0845 hours.

11 September 2001 - The second, hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the World Trade Center, New York, NY at 0903 hours.

11 September 2001 - The third, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 hits the West side of the Pentagon, Washington, DC at 0943 hours.

11 September 2001 - The fourth, hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 clashes in a Field in Pennsylvania at 0845 hours.  The intended target was the US Capital. The passengers stopped the terrorists.

12 September

12 September 1950 - The 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment captures Hill 314, earns Distinguished Unit Citation.

12 September 1965 - The Division Support Command arrived in Vietnam.

13 September

13 September 1921 - The 7th, 8th and 10th Cavalry Regiments assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

13 September 1921 -  1st Cavalry Division Organization Day.

13 September 1950 -   I Corps becomes operational at 1200 with the U. S. 1st Cavalry Division attached. Enemy efforts along the 5th Cavalry Regiment front were successful in penetrating between elements of the regiment on Hill 188 before daylight.  During the afternoon the entire regiment attacked on the hill.  These attacks appeared hopeless at times especially since there was a shortage of men…yet the hill were taken.
1st Cavalry Division receives Operations Plan 19-50 from Eight Army Headquarters, which called an end to the defensive war and for a general offensive by units holding the Pusan perimeter, in conjunction with the amphibious landing at Inchon.  The 1st Cavalry Division, together with the 1st ROK Division, was to seize the initiative and attack to the northwest securing the Taegu-Kumchon-Taejon-Suwon axis and destroying all enemies in its zone of action.

13 September 1951 - The Division celebrate its 30th Anniversary.

13 September 1965 - Additional elements of the 11th Aviation Group (Airmobile), the 227th, 228th, 229th and 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, arrived in Vietnam.

13 September 1966 - Thayer I kicked off with 5 infantry battalions combat assaulting into a circular configuration around the Crow’s foot area in Vietnam.  This was the beginning of a 17- month campaign to pacify the Binh Dinh province.

14 September

14 September 1950 -The 5th Regimental combat team was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division and went into an assembly area west of Taegu along the east bank of the Naktong River six miles below Waegwan and prepared for action Hill 174 retaken; however, that night it was retaken by the enemy. 8th Cavalry assaults Hill 570, a key terrain feature east of the Taegu-Tabu-dong road and it fell toward evening that same
day. 

14 September 1965-The 1st Cavalry Division celebrated its 44th anniversary.  The USNS Bunker arrived in Qui Nhon harbor with the 2nd Brigade, consisting of 2 Infantry Battalions and one Artillery Battalion.

14 September 1969 - SGT Donald S. Skidgel, D-1/9 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

15 September

15 September 1950 - General MacArthur launches Operation CHROMITE at Inchon.

15 September 1950 -   From beginning of war to this day, American casualties totaled 19,165.  Of this number, 4,280 men were killed in action.  12,377 were wounded, have whom 319 died of wounds, 401 were reported captured, 2,107 were reported missing in action.  The first fifteen days of September brought higher casualties than any other fifteen day period in the war, before or afterward indicating the severity of the fighting at that time. U.S. 1st Cavalry Division strength at this time 13,904 (plus attached Koreans, 2,338). The 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry regiment returned to regimental control from attachment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

16 September

16 September 1921 - The 13th Signal Troop, one of the predecessor units of the 13th Signal Battalion was organized at Ft. Bliss, TX and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

16 September 1950 - The Eighth Army makes attack plan an operations directive, which called for (among other things) the 5th Regimental Combat Team and the 1st Cavalry Division to seize a bridgehead over the Naktong River near Waegwan.   The 24th Division would then crosses the river and drive on Kumch’on-Taejon, followed by the 1st Cavalry Division which would patrol its rear and lines of communication.

16 September 1990 - The 1st Cavalry Division deployment to Southwest Asia begins. (16 September)

17 September

17 September 1951 - B Company of the 7th Cavalry Regiment in moving up to a new patrol base received some 90 rounds of enemy artillery in less than two hours.

17 September 1967 - A task force from 2nd battalion, 8th Cavalry. participated in operation Bolling, a scattered conflict just west of Tuy Hoa in Vietnam.

18 September

18 September 1950 -   1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry’s takes Hill 203.

18 September 1965 - The first combat of Vietnam War for 1st Cavalry Division troopers in Operation GIBRALTAR. (18 September)

18 September 2001 - In the first step of FORCE XXI restructuring, "C" Troop, 10th Cavalry Regiment (Recon) assigned to 1st Brigade as Reconnaissance troop.

19 September

19 September 2001 - President George Bush declares war on those countries that harbor terrorists and defines our retaliations as Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (19 September)

19 September 1950 - the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, secured Hills 253 and 300.  This was the first indication that the perimeter was to crack in the 1st Cavalry sector

20 September

20 September 1921 – 27th Ordnance Company is activated at Fort Bliss, TX, later to become 27th Main Support Battalion.

20 September 1950 -1st Cavalry breaks out of Pusan Perimeter. 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment relieves the British 27th Brigade 8th Cavalry Regiment begins major effort up the “Bowling Alley” toward Tabu-dong, with the 1st and 2nd Battalion alongside. Faced heavy fire and the 8th Cavalrymen pinned down suffering heavy casualties before they withdrew to original positions  (last major resistance against the 1st Cavalry Division). Two Battalions of the 7th Cavalry moved out of reserve and one of them, 1st Battalion be committed to action in a mission that finally completed the breakthrough of the Division. While 3rd Battalion moved north in vicinity of Hill 303 (Atrocity Hill), the 1st Battalion had the job of attacking northeast from the Taegu-Waegwan road to seize some high ground; however, these orders were changed and the Battalion was instructed to proceed on to the Waegwan-Tabu-dong road behind North Korean lines effecting a junction with the 8th Cavalry coming north in the Bowling Alley

20 September 1950 - The 7th Cavalry Regiment initiates Task Force "777", "Lynch" and "Witherspoon" to breakout of the Pusan Perimeter. (20 September)

20 September 1965 - The 1st Brigade disembarked from the troop ship USNS Geiger and marched ashore at Qui Nhon. (20 September)

20 September 1965 - The 3rd Brigade disembarked from the troop ship USNS Maurice Rose and marched ashore at Qui Nhon. (20 September)

20 September 1965 - Operation GIBRALTAR ends.

20 September 2001 The Army prepares for "sustained land combat operations".

20 September 2001 - D" Troop, 9th Cavalry Regiment was activated and assigned to the 2nd "BlackJack" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division as their Reconnaissance Troop. In addition to the process of reactivating "D" Troop, the Division restored the organizational continuity of a piece of its history. In the post Vietnam War era, on 21 July 1975, the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry, which had been redesignated as a lineage unit of "D" Troop, was relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

20 September 2003– Department of Defense announced the deployment of “B” Company, 1-9th Cavalry Regiment and “C” Company 312th Military Intelligence Battalion to support 1st Infantry Regiment, 18th Airborne Corps operations in Iraq.

21 September

21 September 1866 – The 7th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Fort Riley, KS.

21 September 1866 – The 8th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Angel Island, CA.

21 September 1866 – The 9th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Greenville, LA.

21 September 1866 – The 10th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

21-22 September 1951 - an intense enemy artillery barrage hit both the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 7th Cavalry Regiment.  This was followed by a battalion sized enemy attack on the 3rd Battalion, which beaten off by the defenders. The Reds reached within grenade throwing distance of the Cavalry positions.

22 September

22 September 1950 -Task Force Lynch formed (named after Lt. Colonel Lynch, Commander of 3rd Battalion)—TF Lynch would later be the lead element in a larger  group Task Force “777” (so named because it included the 77th Field Artillery Battalion and the 7th Cavalry Regiment).  During the morning, TF Lynch moved to complete its original mission to secure the river crossing site while the rest of the Division advanced
slowly sweeping the area east of the river for enemy soldiers and abandoned equipment. 

 24 September

24 September 2001 The Code name for military Operations is changed to ENDURING FREEDOM.

26 September

26 September 1950 -The 8th Cavalry moved out of Sangju, where it had relieved the 7th Cavalry and headed towards Ansong (some fifteen miles southeast of Osan)

26 September 1954 - During the relocation from Hokkaido to Aomori, the commercial ferry Toya Maru sank in the Tsugaru Straits during a typhoon.

27 September

27 September 1950 - Task Force "777", "Lynch" and "Witherspoon" completes 196 mile penetration through Pusan Perimeter, consolidating gains at Osan.

27 September 1950 -8th Cavalry secures Ansong and the 5th Cavalry relieves the 8th Cavalry in Sangju. The Regiment then received orders to seize Chongju.  The Regiment also occupied Chochiwon and Chonui

27-28 September 1951 - An estimated enemy battalion attacked the 3rd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment.  The attack was a complete envelopment and penetrated the battalion perimeter, but a counter-attack by "I" company restored the position.

27 September 2003 - The 39th Infantry Brigade (ARARNG) received mobilization orders directing nearly 3,000 soldiers from 47 of its units across the state of Arkansas to report for federal active duty in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

28 September

28 September 1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division to officially assumes control and responsibility for defense of An Khe and the surrounding Tactical Area of Responsibility (TAOR). .  This operation was dubbed “Gibraltar.

28 September 2006 –  In a ceremony on Copper Field, the 1st Cavalry Division case its colors for its second rotation to Baghdad, Iraq in support for the War Against Terrorism.

29 September

29 September 1951 - Elements of Division Artillery struck back with an outstanding display of counter-battery fire. While rain hampered infantry activities, air observers directed friendly fire that destroyed eight and damaged at least four more enemy guns.

29 September 1969 - Twenty-seven individuals rallied at FSB Mary, in the Phuoc Long province.  This is where 2nd Brigade psy op teams had been dropping leaflets against the NVA.

29 September 2004 - Ft. Hood celebrated homecoming day at Cooper Field for the first elements of the 1st Cavalry Division that returned from serving their full year of duty in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; "B" Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment and "C" Company (-), 312th Military Intelligence Battalion.

29 September 2004 –  The first members of the 256th Infantry Enhanced Separate Brigade (LAARNG), following training at Ft. Hood, TX, began deployment out of Alexander, Louisiana for temporary staging and orientation in Kuwait before moving into Iraq for duty and attachment to the 1st Cavalry Division.


1 October

1 October 1966 - Operation THAYER I ends.

1 October 1999 - The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division turns over command of Multinational Division - North to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

2 October

2 October 1966 - Operation IRVING begins, over 2,000 enemy prisoners of war captured.

2 October 1967 - The 3rd Brigade began its 125-mile trek from its Binh Dinh province headquarters to an area south west of Da Nang.  This movement began the WHEELER/WALLOWA operation.

3 October

3 October 1951 - Operation COMMANDO begins.

3 October 1951 - By D-Day; Cavalry units had been deployed and the Division was ready to move out towards its objective, Line Jamestown.  To the left was the 5th Cavalry Regiment and to the right the 7th Cavalry. The 8th Cavalry Regiment remaining temporarily of the OPLR of Line Wyoming, ready to commit in any sector as the tactical situation warranted.

3 October 1965 - Operation HAPPY VALLEY begins.

4 October

4 October 1951 - The pattern of fighting was similar to the day before.  Again elements of the 5th Cavalry reached Hill 272, only to be driven off by furious red counter-attacks.  Other 5th Cavalry troopers attempting to close in on Hill 346 and Hill 230 were halted a short of their objective.

4 October 2004 -  The 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment along with elements in the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment began Operation MUSTANG SOCKO a large scale cordon and search for terrorists and weapons in the rural sector of southern Baghdad to minimize anti-Iraqi attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

5 October

5 October 1951 - Early in the morning, the 8th Cavalry Regiment moved to the Division's right flank, and its 1st Battalion secured Hill 418.  That same morning, Hill 313 was evaluated by the Reds and secured by elements of Colonel Don Gilmer's 7th Cavalry Regiment, together with a huge hill mass just to the southwest.

5 October 1952 - The 8th Cavalry Regiment, along with the 99th Field Artillery
Battalion, "C" Battery, 29th AAA AW Battalion and elements of the 2nd Engineer joins in with the Navy to support Operation DECOY.

6 October

6-7 October 1951 - These successes were consolidated, at this time units were shifted along the line and the Thailand Battalion move from the Division Reserve to be attached to the 8th Cavalry Regiment.  Elements of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, although seriously depleted, beat off several counter-attacks and pushed forward to seize Hill 347, while 2nd Battalion of the 8th Cavalry Regiment was taking hill 334.

7 October

7 October 1998 - The 1st Cavalry Division accepts authority for command of Multinational Division - North.  (Bosnia)

7 October 2001 - The United States, supported by Britain, launches the first of many B52 attacks against Talabin positions outside Kunduz, Afghanistan in retaliation of the 11 September attack.

9 October

9 October 1950 - The 1st Cavalry Division crosses the 38th parallel.

9 October 1950 - PFC Robert H. Young, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

9 October 1951 - 3rd Battalion of the 8th Cavalry Regiment attacked up a ridgeline to the right of Hill 346, after a softening-up barrage by seven batteries of artillery.

9 October 2003 -The 2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Regiment (ORARNG) received orders for their individual units to report on 12 October to their local armories to complete any predeployment training requirements in preparation for movement to the initial training and staging area of Ft. Hood, TX.

9 October 2004 -  The 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery and the 304th Battalion, Iraqi National Guard began Operation DIAMOND CUTTER by shutting down all roads leading in and out of the resistive neighborhood of the Al Rashid District of southern Baghdad.

10 October

10 October 1950 - The 89th Tank Battalion was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division to strengthen the armor support for the northern offensive.

10 October 1951 - The morning of the 10th, a company of the 7th Cavalry Regiment received a strong "Banazi" attack that continued for several hours, until air support arrived and forced the enemy to break contact and withdrawal.

10 October 1965 - In Operation SHINY BAYONET, the First Team initiated their first brigade-size airmobile action against elements of the NVA 325th Infantry (Song Lo) Division.

10 October 1965 -Operation Shiny Bayonet including the 3rd Brigade began.  This operation was the first self –contained combat operation during the Vietnam conflict.  Shiny Bayonet took place in the Swoi Ca Valley, just east of An Khe.  It gave 3rd brigade their first taste of combat assault under fire.  However, only extremely light contact with the enemy was made.

11 October

11 October 1944 - On Columbus Day, the 1st Cavalry Division sailed away from its hard earned base in the Admiralties for the Leyte invasion, Operation KING II.

11 October 1950 - 1st LT Samuel Coursen, C-5 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

13 October

13 October 1950 - The 1st Cavalry Division closes in on one of the main arsenals of the NVA, the Kumchon Pocket.

14 October

14 October 1950 - 5th Cavalry secured Kumchon from the east and then drove south to link up with the 8th Cavalry pushing north (Task Force Walton organized for this mission)

14 October 1950 - The first element of the Chinese Communist Forces (CCF), the 334th Regiment, and 119th Division, of the 15th Chinese Field Army crossed the Yalu at Andong.

15 October

15 October 1950 - The 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment and "C" Company, 70th Tank Battalion secured the city of Namchonjam.

15 October 1951 – The deploying of all the Division units up to Line Jamestown was successful completing Operation Commando on the 15th.  The Division began Operation Palechage, which would seize key terrain in the 5th Cavalry Regimental sector, which had given the Cavalrymen, so many problems ever since the start of attack, and which the enemy still held.

15 October 1957 - The 24 Division Infantry redesignated as 1st Cavalry Division in Korea. (15 October)

15 October 1994 - Operation VIGILENT WARRIOR - Kuwait initiated.

16 October

16 October 1951 - At 0300, the final phase of Operation Commando began as the 1st Battalion of the 5th Cavalry Regiment moved from the base of Hill 346 up the sheer face to assault positions.

16 October 1952 - The 8th Cavalry Regiment returns to Pusan, South Korea. 

16 October 1952 – 8th Cavalry Regiment return Korea.

17 October

17 October 1950 -2000-2500 prisoners taken by the 7th Cavalry which had been probing south from Hwangju.

17 October 1951 - 3rd Battalion of the 5th Cavalry Regiment encounter the same last ditch resistance and failed in it attempt to take Hill 230.

18 October

18 October 1950 - The 7th Cavalry moved on north and captured the town of Hukkyo-ri, but heavy resistance held up further advance.

18 October 1951 - Colonel Irving Lehrfed's 5th Cavalry Regiment occupied Hill 346, secured it, and sent units along the ridgelines northwest of Hill 250, 262 and south to Hill 230 without opposition.

18 October 2005 – The 1st Cavalry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team was activated at Fort Bliss.

19 October

19 October 1950 - 1st Cavalry elements enter Pyongyang (marked the third “first” for the Division—First in Pyongyang). They discovered that Premier Kim had fled, leaving behind him numerous paintings and busts of his mentor, Joseph Stalin.  The Cavalry pressed on, aided by the 24th Infantry Division, the British Commonwealth Brigade, the ROK 1st Division, and the paratroopers of the U. S. 187th Airborne Regiment—who jumped into action in an attempt to cut off the fleeing Reds. (Then began the mass surrender of North Koreans.  By the end of October, 135,000 of them were in captivity, and Premier Kim’s army had all but melted away.   Kim himself was forced to flee farther northeast hurrying right up to the Yalu River.)

19 October 1951 - Operation COMMANDO ends.

19 October 1951 – The 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment received a distinguished unit citation for their action during the rest days of the Pusan Perimeter. Despite heavy losses and strenuous efforts, the battalion moved up and their attacks finally broke the will for the Red defenders.

19 October 1965 -The first real combat test involving the1st Cavalry Division airmobile and NVA began.  The Pleiku campaign involved the 1st Cavalry Division for 35 grueling days, which resulted in the division earning the first PUC of the Vietnam War.

20 October

20 October 1944 - Following heavy fire support, which began at 0945 hours, landing operations began. Precisely at H-hour, 1000, the first wave of the 1st Cavalry Division hit the beach. The landing, at "Beach White" was between the mouth of the Palo River, to the south, and Tacloban, the capital city of Leyte.

22 October

22 October 1990 - The 1st Cavalry Division closes in Saudi Arabia.

22 October 1992 - Operation INTRINSIC ACTION 92-03 - Kuwait initiated.

23 October

23 October 1944 - The 8th Cavalry Regiment along with the 302nd Reconnaissance Troop had moved out to the neighboring island of Samar, the third largest island in the Philippines.

23-24 October 1951 - The 3rd Battalion of the 5th Cavalry Regiment went into action, but only K Company managed to gain its primary objective on the first day. Companies A and C attacked next day to secure bases for the 1st Battalion, and they were initially successful.

23 October 1951 - Operation STONEWALL was launched.

23 October 1965 - Operation SILVER BAYONET begins.  Part of the Pleiku Campaign, this operation included 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade in search and destroy mission at Plei Me, Chu Pong, and Ia Drang Valley of the Pleiku Providence

23 October 1965 -Troopers from the 1st Brigade, and 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment swooped down on the NVA 33rd regiment forcing them to scatter and retreat to the Cambodian border.    This action resulted in an order given by Gen. Westmoreland for the 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile to take the offensive “to pursue, seek out and destroy the enemy.”

24 October

24 October 1966 - Operation IRVING ends.

25 October

25 October 1968 -The order came to move the entire division, 19,000 men from Camp Evans, located northwest of Hue, to an area northwest of Saigon, to conduct combat operations in III Corps’ designated area.

26 October

26 October 1950 - The ROK 7th Regiment reached the village of Chosan on the Yalu, and for all intents and purposes the war seemed over.  It was then that the Chinese Communist columns struck without warning

26 October 1966 Operation THAYER II begins.  The operation was a search and destroy mission involving 2-8 Cav, 2-12 Cav, 1-9 Cav, ARVN, and CIDG in the Bong Song, Kim Son Valley, Binh Dinh province.

28 October

28 October 1951 - 1st LT Lloyd L. Burke, G-5 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

28 October 1951 - Hill 200 and its neighbor Hill 199 were taken, but only after a battle of the greatest intensity. How under operational control of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, the 2nd Battalion of the 5th Cavalry Regiment participated with the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry Regiment in a two battalion night attack, one of the largest night assaults executed by the Division.

28 October 1968 - Operation LIBERTY CANYON begins.  The mission: 1st Cavalry Division relocates in III CTZ to I CTZ.

28 October 2003 - The main body of the 39th Infantry Brigade began departing from its 47 respective locations across the state of Arkansas. Moving out a battalion a day, the 3000 Arkansas Guardsmen will link up with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, TX.

29 October

29 October 2003 A mobilization ceremony was held for the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment at the Lane County Fairgrounds Exhibit.

29 0ctober 1966 -  Operation Paul Revere began. Search and Destroy mission with 1/5 Cav, 2/12 Cav, 2/5Cav, B Trp., 1/9Cav and CIDG Co.  29 Oct 66- 27 Dec 66 in the Oasis, Du Co, Pleiku, Chu Pong, Ia Drang Valley, Binh Dinh Prov.

30 October

30 October 2003 - Following an official deployment ceremony, the 2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Regiment (ORARNG) departed at Mahlon Sweet Airport in Eugene, OR. for movement to Ft. Hood, TX where they were placed under the command of the 39th Infantry Brigade and integrated into the 1st Cavalry Division to complete their overseas deployment training.

31 October

31 October 1943- 1st Cavalry Division holds a rodeo, directed by Lieutenant Richard Ryan, at the Royal National Association Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

31 October1966 - Operation PAUL REVERE IV begins.  A search and destroy mission involving 1-5 Cav, 2-12 Cav, 2-5 Cav, B Troop, 1-9 Cav, CIDG Co in the Oasis, Du Co, Pleiku, Chu Pong, Ia Drang Valley, Pleiku Providence.


1 November

1 November 1940 - Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Cavalry Division Artillery was constituted in the Regular Army.

1 November 1950 - U. S. 1st Cavalry Division reached Unsan and runs into Chinese troops and engaged Chinese and Division forced onto defensive

1 November 1950 - The 8th Cavalry Regiment and its supporting units advance to within 50 miles of the Chinese border.

1 November 1950 - Chinese Communist Forces surrounds the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment at Unsan, Korea.

1 November 1957 - The 1st Cavalry Division was converted to a Pentomic structure with 5 Battle Groups. This change brought back the 12th Cavalry Regiment and added the 4th Cavalry Regiment as Battle Groups.

1 November 1965 - The 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment fights hospital battle.

1 November 1965 - Operation HAPPY VALLEY ends.

1 November 2002 - "F" Troop, 9th Cavalry Regiment was activated and assigned to the 3rd "GreyWolf" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division as their Reconnaissance Troop.

2 November

2 November 1950 - The elements of the 8th were ordered to move south to Yongsan-dong and from there General Gay ordered them to proceed to Sinanju.

2 November 1951 - At 0200 hrs an enemy battalion attacked and overran a platoon-sized outpost in the 8th Cavalry Regiment's sector.  Later a prisoner of war taken by the 1st Commonwealth Division on the Cavalry's left flank stated that Chinese Reds planned to send reserve battalions forward with the specific mission of overwhelming United Nation patrol bases.

2 November 2003 The 1st Battalion 206th Air Defense Artillery (ILARNG), a subordinate unit of the 39th Infantry Brigade, along with the convoy of
pre-loaded equipment moved out from their home armory base at Galva, IL. to link up with the 1st Cavalry Division.

3 November

3 November 1950 - The 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 7th Cavalry remained in defensive positions four miles northeast of Yongsan-dong as covering elements and the remaining units of the Division moved south to an assembly area.

3 November 1965 - The 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment ambushes 66th NVA Regiment at LZ Betty.

3 November 1968 –OPERATION JEB STUART III, which lasted 171 days wrapped up.

4 November

4 November 1950 - Personnel wounded in the Unsan action were retrieved

4 November 2004 - The 256th Infantry Enhanced Separate Brigade (LAARNG) arrived at Camp BlackJack, Iraq and is attached to the 1st Cavalry Division.

6 November

6 November 1950 - At approximately 1600 hours, the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, as an organized force came to an end.

6 November 1950 - 5th and 7th Regiments began to set up a defense line along the south bank of Chongchon River, which runs northeast to southeast with the mission of preventing any enemy movement across this natural barrier.

7 November

7 November 1968 - Operation COMANCHE FALLS ends.
 
7 November 2004 - The initial attack on the outskirts of Fallujah began just after sundown, lighting up the minaret-studded skyline with huge flashes of light.

8 November

8 November 2004 - At 0200 hours, reminiscent of their bloody urban assault to remove North Vietnamese soldiers who occupied the ancient citadel of Hue in the 1968 Tet Offensive, modern day Marine, 1st Cavalry Division troops and Iraqi Commandos begin the ground assault on Fallujah, Operation DAWN/PHANTOM FURY,

9 November

9 November 1965 - MG Kinnard brought 3rd brigade to reinforce troops at Pleiku.

10 November

10 November 1951 - The status of the 70th Tank Battalion changed from attachment and it was permanently assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

11 November

11 November 1918 - After 4 years of bitter fighting, the terms for ending World War I was agreed to and signed at 1100 hours. Thereafter, its anniversary was celebrated as "Armistice Day", until 1953 when the citizens of Emporia, KS, in gratitude, renamed it "Veteran's Day" to honor all those who have served their country.

12 November

12 November 1968 - Operation TOAN THANG begins.

14 November

14 November-The 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry air assaulted into LZ “X-ray” to meet the NVA 66th regiment who were concentrated in the Ia Drang Valley and along the edge of the Chu Pong Massif located in central Vietnam.  This battle brought the 1st Cavalry Division their first Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War. 

14 November 1965 - CPT Edward W. Freeman, A-229th AHB, earns the Medal of Honor.

14 November 1965 - 2nd LT Walter J. Marm, A-1/7 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

14 November 1968 -Cavalry firepower helped the 3rd Battalion, 36th ARVN Rangers repel an NVA assault on their LZ Dot.

15 November

15 November 1944 - The 112th Regimental (Cavalry) Combat Team was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, and assumed responsibility for the Capocan-Carigara-Barugo, Leyte area.

15 November 1946 - The 16th Cavalry Quartermaster Squadron was reorganized, converted, redesignated as the 16th Quartermaster Squadron and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

15 November 1965 - The 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment marches into LZ X-Ray from LZ Victor, located two miles east.

15 November 1968 - Operation LIBERTY CANYON ends. The mission 1st Cavalry Division  relocates in III CTZ to I CTZ.

16 November

16 November 2001 - The 1st Cavalry Division deployed the advance party of a Brigade Combat Team, known as Task Force "Blackjack", to Kuwait in support of Operation DESERT SPRING.

17 November

17 November 1965 - The 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5 Cavalry Regiments battle at LZ Albany.

17 November 1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division units maneuvered away from the Chu Pong hill area in central Vietnam to permit a close in B-52 air strike.  This was the first time bombers were used to support a ground scheme maneuver. 

17 November 2001 - 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division deployed to Kuwait Operation Desert Spring in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

19 November

19 November 1951 - Toward the middle of the month, reconnoitering parties for the 3rd Infantry Division visited the Cavalry sector.  After preparation had been completed, the 3rd Infantry Division assumed responsibility for the sector on the 19th.

20 November

20 November 1951 - LTG Doyle O. Hickey, GEN Ridgway's Chief of Staff, tells LTG James Van Fleet (Eighth Army Commander) that 45th Infantry Division will replace 1st Cavalry Division in Korea. First movements to take place in December.

21 November

21 November 1951 - 1st LT James L. Stone, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. 

21 November 1951 - The 7th Cavalry Regiment was moved into a Division reserve status for the 3rd Infantry Division, not far behind the lines.

22 November

22 November 1950 - Elements of the 25th Infantry Division took over the Cavalry
positions and the Division prepared to go into Army reserve.  Resting 1st Cavalry troopers
received a complete Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings

22 November 2002 – Operation Clear Skies II ended and 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery returned to Fort Hood.  Operation Skies II provided Antiaircraft missiles defense of Washington DC against possible terrorist attack.

23 November

23 November 1962 - a barrage of grenades that killed one trooper and wounded another attacked “A” Troop, 9th Cavalry Regiment, manning Outpost Susan. 

25 November

25 November 1965 - Operation SILVER BAYONET ends. 

26 November

26 November 1950 - 1st Cavalry pulled off of reserve area details and its units placed along the Taedong River, generally south and southwest of Tokchon.  Massive Chinese blows to U. N. forces occur

27 November

27 November 2004 Operation THUNDERSTRUCK, clearing the roads and bridges criss-crossing irrigation canals, farm fields and date palm groves in the rural areas south of Baghdad, was launched by "B" Company, 8th Engineers, and "B" Company, 458th Engineer Battalion.

28 November

28 November 1950 - The Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon of the 5th Cavalry was ambushed near Sohang-ni, northeast of the Taedong River (only three men escaped and reported the remainder of the unit had been surrounded and captured)

29 November

29 November 1950 - The defense perimeter of the 7th Cavalry came under attack


1 December

1 December 1855 – The 2nd Cavalry Regimental Band was organized at Camp Verde, TX. later to become the 1st Cavalry Division Band.

1 December 1950 - 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 8th Cavalry went into action and fought a savage running fight over the town of Songchon.  Enemy infiltrators situated on the commanding heights surrounding the town gained terrain advantage and after the two Battalions had been cut off from the Regiment and with ammunition running low, both units were ordered to withdraw and concede the town to the Reds.

1 December 1966 - PFC Lewis Albanese, B-5/7 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. 

2 December

2 December 1950 -The town of Songchon was retaken.

2 December 1969 - 2LT Robert R. Leisy, B-1/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. 

3 December

3-4 December 1950 - The Division had withdrawn to Singye

3 December 1968 - SGT John N. Holcomb, D-2/7 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. 

4 December

4 December 1943 - The 1st Cavalry Division was redesignated as 1st Cavalry Division (Special) and reorganized partly under the Cavalry and partly under the Infantry Tables of Organization and Equipment. 

4 December 1943 - The 7th Reconnaissance Squadron was reorganized, redesignated as the 302nd Reconnaissance Troop and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Camp Strathpine, Queensland, Australia.

4 December 1943 - Subordinate elements of the 9th Cavalry Regiment activated in Australia and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. 

5 December

5 December 1974 - The 1st Cavalry Division reorganized from TRICAP to Armor configuration. 

5 December 2004 - A joint US-Iraqi cordon-and-search, Operation FALCON FREEDOM, in the Al Rasid neighborhoods netted several weapon caches and 20 suspected insurgents.

7 December

7 December 1917 - The 42nd Engineer Battalion, predecessor unit of 20th Engineer Battalion, was constituted in the National Army.

7 December 1941 - The 1st wave of 183 Japanese bombers and escort fighters attacked Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii from the NW at 0755 hours. A 2nd wave of 167 Japanese aircraft attacks from the NE at 0900 hours.

7 December 1951 - The 1st Cavalry Division begins rotation from Korea to Japan. 5th Cavalry Regiment leaves.

7 December 2000 - Operation INTRINSIC ACTION 01-01 - Kuwait initiated.

8 December

8 December 1941 - Congress declares war on Japan.

8 December 1950 – The Division’s third move had located the Division at Sibyon-ni, only twenty miles above the 38th Parallel

9 December

9 December 1966 - Operation ROVER begins.

12 December

12 December 1776 - The Continental Congress authorized, by resolution, a "Regiment of Cavalry" to be used in the defense of the country.

12 December 1952 - The 7th Cavalry Regiment sails from Otrau, Hokkaido, Japan for Pusan, South Korea.

13 December

13 December 1923 - The 13th Signal Troop was reorganized, redesignated as the 1st Signal Troop and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

14 December

14 December 1966 - Operation ROVER ends.

15 December

15 December 1967 - SGT Allen James Lynch, D-1/12 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor.

16 December

16 December 1950 - The Division was ordered to move east and northeast of Seoul where it was to assume defensive positions and protect the rear of IX Corps.

16 December 1951 - The 8th Cavalry was relieved on the line and moved into reserve.  This left to field Artillery Battalions, the 61st and 77th, as the only Cavalry units still in a tactical situation

17 December

17 December 1965 - Operation CLEAN HOUSE begins.  A search and destroy mission involving the 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade, North East of Binh Khe, Binh Dinh providence and the Suoi Ca valley.

17 December 2003 – The Military Sealift Command (MSC) began the initial movement of 1st Cavalry Division equipment to Iraq as a 950-foot long,106 feet wide Roll-on/Roll-off ship, the USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306).  The ship is named for Medal of Honor recipient Army Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez of El Campo, TX. Sailed on it’s Maiden voyage from Beaumont, TX.

18 December

18 December 1922 - The 5th Cavalry Regiment assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, relieving the 10th Cavalry Regiment.

18 December 1951 - The 7th Cavalry Regiment leaves Korea.

18 December 2003 –With the pomp and ceremony of Cavalry tradition, a flag-casing ceremony was held to mark the start of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team's final preparations for its January deployment to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

19 December

19 December 1943 - An advance party of the 2nd Brigade and supporting units departed for Oro Bay, New Guinea from Camp Strathpine, Australia.

19 December 1944 - Troopers of the 8th Cavalry Regiment secured Catabalogan, the capital of the island, Samar.

20 December

20 December 1943 - The advance party of the 2nd Brigade and supporting units arrived in Oro Bay, New Guinea and opened an Advance CP.

23 December

23 December 1951 - 61st Field Artillery Battalion moved to a reserve status.

24 December

24 December 2004 - In Operation FIELD OF DREAMS the infamous neighborhood of Haifa Street in Baghdad, the site of near constant wild west-style shoot-outs and gun battles between insurgents and multinational forces, became the home of "B" Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment and Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

25 December

25 December 1950 - Formulated by General Walker shortly before his untimely death, news of new rest and rehabilitation leave program announced

27 December

27 December 1966 - Operation PAUL REVERE IV ends. Search and Destroy mission with 1/5 Cav, 2/12 Cav, 2/5Cav, B Trp., 1/9Cav and CIDG Co.  29 Oct 66- 27 Dec 66 in the Oasis, Du Co, Pleiku, Chu Pong, Ia Drang Valley, Binh Dinh Prov.

27 December 1966 -The Christmas truce in Vietnam ended in the early morning hours when the 22nd NVA had taken advantage of the truce and moved in to position around LZ Bird in the Kim Son Valley.  The sky erupted into small arms and mortar fire.

27 December 1966 - SSG Delbert O. Jennings, C-1/12 Cavalry earns The Medal of Honor. 

28 December

28 December 2004 - The 1st Cavalry Division joined in with the Marines to begin a major anti-insurgency operation south of Baghdad, known as Operation TRIPLE PLAY which focused on areas about 25 miles south of Baghdad centered in the area inhabited by both Sunni and Shia Muslims, dubbed the "Triangle of Death".

30 December

30 December 1951 - The 77th Field Artillery fires last 1st Cavalry Division round in Korean War.

30 December 1951 - The 8th Cavalry Regiment leaves Korea.

31 December

31 December 1943 - The 23rd Signal Construction, predecessor unit of the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, was constituted in the Regular Army.

31 December 1965 - Operation CLEAN HOUSE ends. A search and destroy mission involving the 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade, North East of Binh Khe, Binh Dinh providence and the Suoi Ca valley.

31 December 1965 - Operation MATADOR begins.  The search and destroy mission along the Cambodian border and Pleuki and Kontum providences. Unit involved in the action were the Division’s 1st and 2nd brigades, 1-9 Cav and CIDG.

31 December 1966 - The year 1966 came to a close with OPERATION THAYER in its 68th day.  This was the longest operation undertaken by the 1st Cavalry Division during their time in Vietnam.