Attention Vietnam Veterans: Look for the information regarding the Honorary Air Assault Badge on our Annual Reunion page.


Are you a Life Member of the 1CD Association?

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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Veterans Day Activities 2019

Activities The William A. Richardson National Capitol Region Chapter in conjunction with the 1st Cavalry Division Association will sponsor a Hospitality Suite and small gift shop from 9-12 November and Veterans Day Dinner held on Monday, 11 November 2019. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport Hotel located at 1480 […]

Ghosts of Fallujah

Ghosts of Fallujah (written by Coley D. Tyler) is a first person account of the Second Battalion, Seventh Cavalry’s participation in the Second Battle of Fallujah, the largest single engagement of the Iraq War and the largest urban battle since Hue in 1968. A First Marine Division operation, it was spearheaded by one of the […]

He Had His Whole Life in Front of Him

By Ned Fourney   Their stories are heartbreaking. For decades, thousands of families – over 7,800 from America and 100,000 from Korea – have wondered how and when their son, husband, brother, or uncle died during the Korean War. They’ve spent a lifetime hoping their loved one would return. But there has been only silence. […]

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How to Join

Working with the Veteran 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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Alumni of the First Team

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.

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Stanley Holewa
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Michael M. Balch
“Private First Class Melvin Brown was 19 years old when he arrived in Korea with the 1st Cavalry Division. On September 4, 1950, his platoon faced an incredible enemy onslaught as they defended Hill 755 around the Pusan Perimeter. Brown held his position on the platoon's extreme left flank standing behind a high wall. The battle continued long enough that Brown exhausted all the ammo for his Browning Automatic Rifle, and threw all his grenades.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Brown grabbed his entrenching tool as the only available weapon left. One by one, North Korean soldiers attempted to scale the wall in front of Brown. When their heads appeared over the top, he smashed them with the e-tool, knocking them down. As the battle finally came to an end, the enemy attack repelled, Brown was initially declared missing in action. His body was later located. At his position, a dozen enemy soldiers lay dead at the base of the wall.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀For his heroic stand and inspiring courage, Brown was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.” ... See MoreSee Less
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Sam Veer
Sheridan's Chapter 1st Cavalry Division 2021 Meeting dates remaining – Picnic August 7 / October 9 / Christmas Party December 4 Meetings and events are typically held at the Roselle American Legion Post #1084, 322 East Maple Ave., Roselle, IL 60172.Our October 9th meeting will be held at the Italian American Military Museum located in Stone Park IL.Our Sheridan Chapter cordially invites anyone who served or was attached at any year with the 1st Cav to join our group. Contact Terry Hodous POC at us67-hodo@outlook.com or 773-445-1213 for additional information regarding membership or attending our future events. ... See MoreSee Less
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