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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our doors will remain locked during normal operating hours. However, someone will be in the office to answer phone and check mail. This will continue till the end of the month of March.

Furthermore, the reunion is still scheduled for June.  It is too early for us to make a decision.

Hope everyone heeds warnings about the virus and stays healthy.

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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 […]

GarryOpen Golf Scramble

https://1cda.org/wp-content/uploads/Golf-Flyer-003.pdf Come join the fun! * 4 Person Scramble * $40 per Person * Wednesday, 2 May, 0900 Shotgun Start * POC 1LT Austin Hunter 949-525-5767 or austin.r.hunter.mil@mail.mil

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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.

All right First Team...it's time for a Buddy Check: Tell us who you are, how you are doing, and who you served with. I'll start us off...

1SG (Ret) Dara Wydler, 1st Air Cav Brigade: In the office and doing fine.
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Dennis Webster

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Sgt. 1st Class John David Randolph Hilty, 44, from Bowie, Maryland, died March 30, 2020 in Erbil, Iraq, of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
Hilty was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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An email from Allen Norris:

March 29, 1970 was one week past my 25th birthday. It was also a Sunday - Easter Sunday.
I was assigned to B Battery 2/19 Artillery (105 mm) and attached as a forward observer (FO) to A Company 2/7 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Fire Base Jay was in Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam only a few miles from Cambodia. At that time FB Jay was occupied by B 2/19, headquarters for 2/7 Cav., B battery 2/12 Artillery (155 mm), and A 2/7 as fire base security. Fire base security was provided by the 4 companies of 2/7 on a rotating basis. It was our turn.

I was asleep on top of B 2/19 Fire Direction Center (FDC) at 4:15 am when it was hit by a rocket.

Attached are two articles: one, from 1970 was originally 11 x 15 so you will probably have to enlarge it to view. The second one was written recently by the Neuman Coleman, who was the B 2/19 executive officer (XO), for publication in his local newspaper.

Neuman mentions Mike Blondin. I knew Mike Blondin. I helped carry him to the aid station. He had a sucking chest wound. That's an image that cannot be deleted.

There was no memorial service, no time for reflection. That afternoon the fire base was ordered closed. All units moved to and built the next fire base except for A 2/7. We moved off the fire base 50 meters or so into the tree line and set up for the night. The next day we went on patrol as though nothing had changed. It had.

Additional casualties of war: As we (A 2/7) left Jay there were 2 dogs that were somehow left behind. We couldn't have them follow us so they had to be put down.

So, tomorrow I'm going to offer an extra toast to my lost friends.

Allen
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