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Welcome to Marsmen.org
Welcome to the 124th Cavalry Association Website. This site is dedicated to the current and, especially, the past members of the 124th Cavalry Regiment. We have the distinction of being the last horse cavalry regiment in the United States Army and former members fought in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations during World War II where they earned their moniker, Marsmen.
The newest chapter in our history is our recent completion of a year long deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Our troopers served with distinction and will wear their combat spurs with pride. Of course, it could not have been possible without the support of Family and Friends back home. They deserve a special recognition as well.
I have removed the requirement for membership to view pictures. Creating an account on the site is only necessary to upload pictures and send Private Messages. Click on the Photo Gallery link in the site menu under Home to access the photos.
Spur Ride 2012
The Spur Ride was conducted at October Drill at Camp Swift, Texas and was a huge success. I was able to get a few pictures and have linked them on my Skydrive. Follow the link below to view them.
Spur Ride 2012 Pictures
Posted by 1SGWyatt Friday, February 01, 2013 (04:36:07)
Texas State Medals and Ribbons
I know there are many that deployed with the 124th Cavalry to Iraq that never received their Texas Cavalry Medal and ribbon. NGAT has all Texas medals and ribbons available for sale. Go to the following link and click on the link for the Texas National Guard State Ribbon Order Form. Texas Cavalry Medal sets are $10. Print the form, fill it out, and send it to the address on the form along with a check.
Link to NGAT page
Posted by 1SGWyatt Friday, September 28, 2012 (18:48:32)
49th Armored Division Combat Service Identification Badge
As promised, the 49th Armored Division CSIB has been approved and posted on The Institute of Heraldry website. The design was approved on 26 September 2012. Members of Troop A that deployed in 2004 for OIF 2 are authorized to wear this CSIB on their Army Service Uniform.
The Institute of Heraldry - 49th Armored Division
Posted by 1SGWyatt Thursday, September 27, 2012 (16:22:27)
49th Armored Division CSIB
There are few occasions these days to post news stories on this website but I recently received an email from the Institute of Heraldry (IOH) regarding the approval of the 49th Armored Division patch as a Combat Service Identification Badge for the new Army Service Uniform.
I have coordinated with HQDA, G-1 and we will develop the CSIB for the 49th
Armored Division - this will take about 100-120 days to complete the
drawings and development of the CSIB.
The Institute of Heraldry
This means that in roughly six months, the 49th AD CSIB should be available from your favorite manufacturer of uniform supplies. A list is generated on the IOH website that shows all approved CSIBs. You'll want to check the site after allowing time for the design process.
Link to IOH page for CSIB
Posted by 1SGWyatt Tuesday, May 01, 2012 (15:20:06)
Spur Ride 2011 Pictures
The Squadron held their annual Spur ride during Drill Weekend at Camp Bowie, Texas in October. Pictures are up on Google Plus. The album there is much easier to maintain, which is why I chose not to include any pictures on this site. I'll get around to it, but I have to resize the original pictures to get them to fit here.
Posted by 1SGWyatt Monday, October 31, 2011 (19:16:23)
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