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A non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit Soldiers and Veterans fraternity.

On July 17, 1944, a group of FIRST TEAM Soldiers in the Admiralty Islands agreed to form an Association of 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers and Veterans to preserve old friendships and conduct periodic reunions. The Association held its first reunion in 1948 in El Paso, Texas and was incorporated in Washington, DC in 1949.

Anyone who has been assigned or attached to the 1st Cavalry Division anytime, anywhere, is eligible for Life membership. There are more than 28,000 men and women on our active membership rolls.

We are a group of Soldiers and former Soldiers from privates to 4-star generals who share a bond of service with the FIRST TEAM.  We are dedicated to supporting the 1st Cavalry Division and each other.  Once Cav, always Cav!

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Working with the ex-service community is an important part our work in the organization.

To preserve and strengthen friendships through annual reunions, chapter activities, and our bi-monthly news letter, SABER. To obtain tangible evidence of membership in the Association, i.e., Membership card, membership certificate, lapel pin, window sticker, annual calendar, and a one-year subscription to SABER.

If you were ever assigned or attached to the 1st Cavalry Division print the Life Member Application, fill it out, and mail it with a $10 check or money order to the 1st Cavalry Division Association. If you never served with the 1st Cavalry Division but would like to join print the Associate Member Application, fill it out and mail it with a $15 check for an annual membership or $150 for a Life Associate Membership to the 1st Cavalry Division.

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We are country-wide. The National headquarters is located in Copperas Cove, Texas. There are several chapters throughout the country, as well as a chapter in the active Division at Fort Hood.

6 days ago

I am a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America who is working on the Wall of Faces project which is trying to put a face to each casualty on the Wall in DC. I am searching for photos of men who listed Alameda County, California as their HOR. Three of them were from the 1st Cav:

PFC Freddie James Cox, DOB 08/03/47 Died 05/09/68 in Quang Tri. He was assigned to C Co, 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cav Div, USARV and is burried at the Golden Gate National Cemetary, Section X Site 2175. He is on panel 57E, line 17 of the Wall.

PFC Walter Lewis Gibson, DOB 01/29/47 Died 04/13/67 in Binh Dinh. He was assigned to D Co, 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cav Div, USARV and is burried at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, Sacramento, CA. He is on panel 18E line 22 on the Wall.

PFC Abel J. De LaPaz, DOB 08/08/48 Died 02/23/69 at Bien Hoa. He was assigned to A Co, 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cav Div, USARV and we do not know where he is burried. He is on panel 32W, line 95.

Any help that you can give us in finding a photo of these 3 men would me much appreciated.

SP5 John Black, 11thRRU attached to 1st Infantry 1965-1966
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1st Cavalry Division Association - Alumni of the First Team

III Corps and Fort Hood Broadcast Operations
III Corps uncases its colors on #FortHood's Sadowski Field, officially marking its return to its Central Texas home ...
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