Chapter Directory

Almost Heaven West Virginia

June 2021:                           The Almost Heaven WV Chapter of the First Calvary Division Alumni Association met today in Flatwoods, WV.  President Jim Hays presided with members in attendance VP Marie Dockery-Goben, Bill Carpenter, Robert Goben, Robert Minney, Arnold McCartney and the chapter welcomed newest member, Gary Austin.  The members discussed raising more awareness of the chapter to fellow WV veterans and growing  membership; volunteering and contacting active WVNG, ROTC cadets and the 1/150th Calvary Regiment.  The chapter also discussed  it's desire to host another alumni reunion in Charleston, WV in the near future.  The fall chapter meeting will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021.                       Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1976822035940363/?ref=group_header During our fall meeting the chapter elected new officers.  The new president is Jim Hays, vice president is Marie Dockery.  We wish to express our gratitude to out-going, and past president Bill Carpenter.  Other business discussed included the post annual convention wrap-up, and the direction of the chapter going forward.  Our next meeting will be the first Saturday in April (6th), 2019.  We will assemble at the Shoney's restaurant at the Flatwoods exit of I-79 in Braxton Co., WV at 1PM.  All First Team veterans and friends are cordially invited to attend.  For further information about the chapter contact Jim Hays at 304-924-6380 or purplehays_05@yahoo.com.

California Central Coast

For meeting information please contact Barney B. Jones at (831)-917-5952 or e-mail firstcav-cc-chapter@outlook      

Columbia Williamette

Portland, OR

27 June 2022                                   Our members joined other Veterans and community supporters to remember and honor a Navy Veteran’s military internment ceremony at the Willamette National Cemetery.  Garnie Craig Hylton, age 70, of Portland, passed away on February 21, 2022. A call goes out for unclaimed Veterans, so no one is left to be forgotten and without honor. There are several events each year and our chapter consider it a measure of brotherhood to show up and be there for our brother Veteran without family to claim them at internment.  Caption: Graveside service for Garnie was held April 20, 2022, at Willamette National Cemetery The Oregon Vietnam Memorial in Portland, Oregon, is the most fitting place to be on Memorial Day, 2022.  The 11-acre site is a winding trail with 6 alcoves covering phases of the Vietnam War listing the 808 Oregonians lost by period.  Each alcove highlights political and military connections to the period as well as local events and happenings across Oregon. Our Chapter joined the 25th Infantry Division chapter at this year’s event to witness the reading of all names engraved on the alcoves.  Speakers stressed how the memorial was not a shrine but a living garden of solace, free and open 24 hours every day.  About 20 persons shared the reading of the names, punctuated by occasional comments about brothers, classmates, ranks, MOS, time in country, dates lost, and how they were and are valued.  We share in the honor and respect for our fallen war dead.   20 April 2022               The February meeting of the Columbia-Willamette Chapter passed a motion to support the K9Kavalry.org with $250.00 for the equipping and initial training of a veteran and their dog, new to their program.  This March meeting welcomed Dan Regester, K9K, back to receive our check from Michael Carter, Treasurer.  Dan spoke of this money funding the intake and equipping of Cori and Paige, a Navy PO3 field surgeon, in Uncasville, Ct.  Our best wishes go out to Cori and Paige as they join the “Pack” and may all the benefits of life-affirming bonding between veteran and dog spotlight the healing found within the “Pack”. The Columbia-Willamette Chapter encourages other chapters to explore the K9Kavalry.org, their mission and benefit to veterans and their dogs.  They serve more than just the Northwest, having clients across the country. The following is Dan Regester’s e-mail thanking the chapter for our donation and their future events calendar. I really enjoy meeting with your crew. Thanks for bringing me back, and for the donation. You know we are putting it to good use. Corine has finished basic training, been in contact with her trainer, had a first session and scheduled a second. our supply dept should get her gear kit ordered today. I'll send pics once it arrives. Also, I'll be shipping the patch you gave me to Corine so she can put it on Paige's vest. Here's a recap of our events so far for 2022. We would love to see you at any/all of these. But if you had to choose one, choose the Dalles event on May 22nd. That's going to be the most fun and will be jam packed with dogs and dirty racecars. April 22-24: K9K Training center work party. All dogs, veterans, and volunteers are welcomed. We need an electrician and a plumber, hopefully pro-bono, to help install a new PEX system and a power line for a water heater for our dog bath. May 7: K9K Dog days of Summer - A muster of Veterans and dogs at Tualatin Community Park in cooperation with Washington County, Or. Meant as an outreach campaign for at-risk Veterans and hopefully find more brothers or sisters to serve.  Live dog training exercises, swag and freebees, refreshments, free to all. Walking distance from the Tualatin VFW. Would love to see some Stetsons in the ranks. May 20: K9K has a booth at Portland International Raceway for day 1 of Oregon Trail Rally. T-shirt fundraiser and PTSD awareness campaign. This is an evening event and VERY loud. May 21: K9K has a booth at the Run to Remember hosted by VFW Tualatin and Oregon National Guard. Same objectives as the 20th, only really early in the morning and much quieter. May 22: Day 3 of Oregon Trail Rally. This stage will either be in Dufur or Goldendale, most likely ending in The Dalles. In the morning, they have an expose' where they show off the cars. Then they race, then gather again for awards. K9K pack members (includes 1st cav) can take photos with the cars, drivers, and other dogs in the pack. Colorado Motorsports will let us take pictures IN their cars, if that's your thing. June 25: K9K has a booth at the Salute to Veterans Car Show. This event is usually pretty small, in a parking lot, but a lot of fun. It's in Hillsboro. August 18th: USO golf tournament. Might be good fun for a 1st cav golf team if you can get one together. I can help arrange to make that happen if you are interested.  This is a lot!  I'll send more information periodically.  Thanks again, and let me know if anyone is interested in our program.  Cheers,       Meeting Information   Meets at 1800 the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Village Inn located at 1621 NE 10th Ave., Portland OR 97232;  E-mail is tangolima2505@comcast.net.  You can visit our website www.Hood2Hood1stCav.webs.com.      

Connecticut Chapter

Connecticut

27 June 2022         CT  Cav Association attending  the Traveling Wall in Cheshire Ct. on June 3.  Our next general meeting will be Friday, October 15, 1:00 at the Waterbury, CT.  VFW.  All members and prospective members are invited.  For more information contact Keith Moyer  860-885-4330 or kpmoyerco@hotmail.com           5 May 2022 CT Cav Association April meeting.  Next CT Chapter meeting is our annual barbeque/picnic scheduled for Friday July 22 at 1:00 at a place to be determined.  All members and prospective members are invited.  Call Keith Moyer 860-885-4330 or email kpmoyerco@hotmail.com for info on location.  Details to follow.       3 March 2022          

An impromptu lunch.  L-R:  Bob Waz C 1/7, Al Johnson B 15 TC Battalion, Keith Moyer B 1/5.  The Connecticut Chapter will meet April 16, 1:00 at the Manchester American Legion, Manchester CT.  All members, their guests and prospective members are welcome.  For further information contact President Keith Moyer, 860-885-4330, kpmoyerco@hotmail.com

      29 June 2021 Picture of the memorial service for one of our founding chapter members, Bill Pomeroy, on 31 May.  Pictured L-R: Steve Carter, John Larensen, Paul Marling, Keith Moyer, Al Johnson, and Sandi Pomeroy.  Our next meeting will be October 23 at the Manchester American Legion, Manchester Ct. starting at 1:00.All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.  For further information contact President, Keith Moyer:mm860-537-1716 or kpmoyerco@hotmail.com.     CONNECTICUT CHAPTER The Connecticut Chapter finally held an official meeting at the Manchester American Legion.  Everyone was glad to get back together.  Pictured are Bob Waz, Paul Marling, Al Johnson, Jack Kranyak, Steve Carter, Keith Moyer, Glen Bentz, John Larensen.   Our next meeting will be the annual summer barbeque/meeting at the Chester Marina in Chester, CT starting at 1:00 pm on July 17.  Food will be provided by the chapter.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend.  For further information contact President, Keith Moyer860-537-1716 or <kpmoyerco@hotmail.com>.      

Crossed Sabers Chapter

5 May 2022 Memorial Day is coming up and honoring those who served and are no longer with us is one of most satisfying things we can do.  The Long Roll Muster at our Annual Reunion is always a special time for me and I remember COL Joseph W. McNaney reading the Vietnam War portion from past reunions.  There were others, but Doc always read it with feeling.  Please plan on attending the Reunion this year in Dayton, Ohio and consider volunteering to assist the Association with registration, unit and war lunches, and the Memorial Service. Contact Dara at the Association and volunteer to assist. First Team! Dennis Webster, President.     3 March 2022                 Photo Caption:  PVT Reese Myers, Co. A, 1-5th CAV, receives her Division Patch on 23 February 2022.  Newly assigned Troopers are “Patched” by their leadership after going through orientation with Pegasus Troop for 8 days.    The Chapter is getting set up for a meeting that will be held around the time that you receive this issue of SABER.  Since the pandemic is slowing down and restrictions on activities are lessening, we hope to have our monthly Stable Calls and will try to move them around to different locations in the Central Texas area. All Life members of the 1st Cavalry Division Association that live in the Central Texas area are automatically members of the Crossed Sabers Chapter.  This includes all the active-duty Troopers that are stationed at Fort Hood that are Association members.  I have been attending weekly briefings of newly arrived Troopers and explaining the benefits of membership in the Association and really appreciate the opportunity that is provided to me by the Division Command.  We are starting to see fruit as membership is growing and we are seeing more customers in the Souvenir Shop now located in the Association Headquarters in Copperas Cove. We hope to see many of you at the Reunion in Dayton, Ohio in July.  First Team! Dennis Webster, President         January 10, 2022             New members of the 1st Cavalry Division attending a briefing in the Ironhorse Chapel December 2021. CROSSED SABERS CHAPTER  Happy New Year to everyone from the members of the Crossed Sabers Chapter.  I have been regularly attending the Division’s Newcomer orientations and briefing all new Cav Troopers about membership in the 1st Cavalry Division Association.  There are some perks to being an old guy that isn’t on anybody’s payroll and spending time with CAV Troopers is one of them. The Chapter had several members assisting with the preparation of wreaths and placing wreaths at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery last month and will be involved in the retrieval of the wreaths on the first Saturday of January. We will have one of out two meetings of the Chapter on the 24th of March and it will be held at the VFW in Killeen beginning at 1800 hours.  This is a business meeting that will be held to conduct Chapter business and plan for events throughout the rest of this year.                              The members of the Chapter have survived the winter storm that hit Texas.  Many of our members lost power, had frozen pipes, and some went without water or experienced boil notices.  Many of you that live in northern climates and experience frigid temperatures and lots of heavy snow and ice storms are probably wondering what all the fuss is about a one-week cold storm, but for those of us who live in the southern states it is not a normal experience.  Our houses aren’t built for cold weather, they are built to withstand heat.  Our road departments do not have snowplows or salt because it isn’t cost effective.  While many of us are transplants and have lived in northern climates we are not as hardened to the climate as we once were. We have had no Chapter activities in the past two months but will have some in the weeks and months to come.  We are looking forward to a great 1st Cavalry Division Association Reunion to be held at Fort Hood/Killeen in September and hope that you join us in a much warmer Texas.  First Team!  Dennis Webster, President  Photo Caption: Harsh weather conditions in Texas.   Crossed Sabers Souvenir Shop Board meeting is the 4th Tuesday of the month except for December, 11:30 at 1st Cavalry Division Association Headquarters, 302 N Main St, Copperas Cove TX.  Open to everyone.  General Membership meeting is 3rd Wednesday of March and September at 6pm, place TBD.  For more information watch our Facebook page 1st Cavalry Division Association Crossed Saber Chapter.      

Florida Chapter

Orlando, FL

  We meet on the 2nd Tues of each month at the VFW 2093 on Edgewater Rd in Orlando at 1300 (1pm).  Gilbert Harris is the new President (407-296-2413) and Tom Atkinson is the new Vice President (407-679-0780).  

Florida Troop E “Black Hats”

Meets 4th Saturday each month from May to September to at 1:00 p.m.  Location is Biggys Place  3701 Fowler St. Fort Myers, Fl  33901. Visit our web page at https://www.seahog.org/cav/index.html or email to  JuanKellogg@Embarqmail.com .  For meeting information.    

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Columbus, GA

Meets 1900 the 4th Tuesday each month at the Veterans Center, 1000 Victory Dr. Columbus, GA .  There is not a meeting in December.  

James H. Unruh (SS) Central Pennsylvania

5 May 2022
Our chapter will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 6 pm at Lititz VFW Post 1463 located at 14 N. Spruce St. in Lititz, Pa.  The meeting will be held on the lower level of the building and the entrance is adjacent to the parking lot on the north side of the building.  Membership is open to anyone who ever served with or was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division and is a member of the 1st Cavalry Division Association or is a Gold Star Family member.  Members will be discussing the upcoming Community Days at the airport program at the Lancaster Airport and the Wreaths Across America project among other items. The James Unruh, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, is proud to continue its support of the Wreaths Across America project efforts to place a wreath on every Veterans grave at Christmas time. We currently support efforts at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. We are also looking into adopting a couple of smaller cemeteries in the Lancaster County area. If you would like to support our efforts, please go to: <www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/PA0412>.  Wreaths are $15.00 each and can be donated in "Memory of" or in "Honor of" any Veteran you may know. A couple of our members will be travelling back to Vietnam in June of this year, after a 50+ year hiatus. Seventeen Vietnam Vets will be making the trip, sponsored by a local teacher who was evacuated from Vietnam as a 5-year-old child in 1975.  Her story is amazing, but too long to publish here.  She does love her Vietnam Vets.  Several family members will accompany us on the trip, as well as a local news and film crew to document our trip. For additional information, go to <cenpenn1cda@gmail.com> or call 717-389-1000 and leave a message.
20 April 2022
The James H. Unruh, Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the 1st Cavalry Division Association will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm at Lititz VFW Post 1463 located at 14 N. Spruce St. in Lititz, Pa.  The meeting will be held on the lower level of the building and the entrance is adjacent to the parking lot on the north side of the building.  Membership is open to anyone who ever served with or was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division and is a member of the 1st Cavalry Division Association or is a Gold Star Family member. Members will be discussing the upcoming Community Days at the airport program at the Lancaster Airport and the Wreaths Across America project among other items.  For additional information, go to <cenpenn1cda@gmail.com> or call 717-389-1000 and leave a message.
The James H. Unruh, Central Pa Chapter of the First Cavalry Division Association held our first meeting in over a year on May 4.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday, July 6 at 6:00 pm at Lititz V.F.W., Post 1463, 14 North Spruce St., Lititz, PA., 17543.  Use the entrance door by the parking lot on the north side of the building. For additional information, email <cenpenn1cda@gmail.com> or call 717-389-1000.  Letters can be sent to Michael T. Mazzaro, President, 2600 Willow Street Pike North, PMB 231, Willow Street, Pa. 17584.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every odd numbered month at the V.F.W. post.

Florida’s First Coast Chapter

27 June 2022           We continue as brothers alternating our monthly meetings between Westside and Southside of Jacksonville because of the geographic size of Duval County. In June, our speaker, Joe Adcox, presented his personal story of his march to physical fitness after retiring as a Marine SGM. Joe gave us two reminders. 1.With regard to VA claims, never give up, persist.  The VA is a vast bureaucracy and each voice when called or spoken to seems to pass to another voice.  Use the computer if possible.  You will eventually prevail. 2. Any activity is better than no activity with regard to your health.  Even rotating your arms is good.  Swimming works.  But again your persistence towards health is best.  Anything works more than nothing. In July we will dedicate a 1st Cav Memorial brick on the walkway at the National POW/MIA Museum at Cecil Field in Jacksonville.  For those of you interested or on a trip to Florida, the Museum should be on your bucket list.  Take the Hwy 23 south exit off of I-10 to POW/MIA Parkway.  To add to your trip enjoyment, the Museum is next to the golf course. Here also is a bit of philosophy for you and a picture of our last meeting.  Nice uniforms wouldn’t you say?   20 April 2022         Our comradeship continues.  We do not so much rehash the past as we do look to the future. We alternate our meetings Southside to Westside in Jacksonville at locations convenient to St.Augustine, Palatka, Yulee, Mayport and Macclenny. Call the listed number for which BBQ joint we will visit next. In March our presentation was from Chris Miller, a staff member of our Congressman, John Rutherford, and candidate for local office in his own right. Chris spoke to us on the state of the city, Jacksonville, and his vision for the same. In April, Ron Hasty, the Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the University of Florida Health System, presented his program that addresses TBI. His wellness and recovery programs have other locations throughout the USA.  They accept referrals for evaluation and treatment at 904-244-3289. All veterans are eligible to apply for this TBI program. We continue to be represented at veterans conferences where our distinctive gold and black Cav shirts and hats distinguish us. If you would like to order uniforms for your own Chapter, call Lou Urso at 516-987-2898 for routing to the vendor.   22 February 2022               February was travel month for us as we accepted Jeff Lay’s request to visit St. Augustine FL. If not already in your home town, it’s coming, that is a cafeteria at a car dealership. We tip our hat to Bozard Ford just off I 95 at SR 16 in St. Augustine.  Jeff is second from the right and in proper uniform. A week later we traveled all the way to downtown Jacksonville to attend the Vets4Vets conference. All in uniform, we attracted attention and our secretary, Ray Skipper signed up four new applicant vets that saw us and hastened to apply. Ray is second from the left in the picture.  And, we found two speakers for our next meetings. Thanks Johnny Michael for showing our flag, literally.  Johnny is third from the right. Unfortunately, by the time you are reading this, time will have slipped into the future as the song was once sung. So, if you live in Palatka, Bostwick, Yulee, Maclenny, Vilano or even Hastings, call the above number to get onto the meeting notification list.       16 December 2021             Greetings for the New Year from north of St. Augustine and south of St. Marys, the land of no state income tax.   In October 2021, we heard from Jon Singleton (USN of all things) who told us of how he toiled to extract his interpreter from Afghanistan. In November we listened to Col.(ret) John Porter’s AAR tales of command including finding and redirecting the lost convoy. Our December meeting featured double thick buffalo or beef burgers from Ted’s Montana Grill in Orange Park. January will see city councilman at large, Matt Carlucchi, speak to us at our return to Southside and Miller’s Ale House.   St. Augustine, Palatka, Palm Valley, Crescent Beach and Hastings wake up.  We are headed your way in February to Ford’s Restaurant near the outlet mall exit off of I95. Watch your emails or call 904 534 8899.   Correction to the last report:  Leigh Ware was reported to be in his 90’s.  He is only 89.  He is still, however, our hero from the Occupation of Japan days. And here we all are including Jeff Lay, sporting his winter beard, who drives up from St. Johns County.  That’s Lou Urso out of uniform without his cap. We thank Johnny Michael for the construction of our chapter flag.   18 November 2021   DECEMBER Meeting: Tuesday the 14th at 12:00 Ted’s Montana Grill, Just south of I 295 on Blanding Blv, Orange Park Family gathering.  Wives, and others of importance to you are invited. It would be good to let Doc Skipper know in advance of you and others attending for the appropriate reservation number. 904 573 0134           June 2021 On Memorial Day, we had a representative at the Jacksonville National Cemetery for the proceedings there. One of our own will soon take the Honor Flight from here to Washington.  Honor Flight does just that, honors vets with a day at the Memorials in D. C. At our June meeting, we had two presentations which should be of interest to other Chapters. 1. Operation Barnabas: a group that finds, houses, rehabs, veterans in need or other distresses. Contact person is Raylan Heck 904 401 2972. 2. U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps: a group of vets that supplements first responders in times of local emergencies. Contact person is Carl Lay 904 679 2155. We urge other Chapters to consider these two groups in your support planning.   April 2021       We made it to the Vets 4 Vets convention at the Jacksonville Arena as you can see.  How about our Chapter caps?  Pretty snazzy and ordered by Lou Urso our Treasurer.  And what about our own Chapter Flag in the background? 1st Class operation we say.  Sam Berninger is our VP, Ray Skipper our Secretary and Johnny Michael our Sgt at Arms. Because of the geographic size of Jacksonville, we alternate meetings between Southside and Westside. You will get this Saber just in time to make our June 15th meeting at Ted’s Montana Grill on San Jose Blvd.  Stay tuned or get on the mailing list for more details. Our only problem with the Arena meeting was that the next table over won the 50/50 door prize.  We were one ticket away from having to report to the IRS.   But we did add two more names to the email notification list.  Feel left out?  See contact info above. We regret the passing of James Murphy.  He was a great guy, and we keep his memory with us.

Fort Knox

Louisville, KY

    We have a couple updates for May June 2021:  

1) We have moved our meeting location to 1158 N. Dixie Hwy, Radcliff.  all else stays the same.

 

2) Member LEE EDWARD BROOME died on 5/10/21.  (see attached obit) He was with D 1/5 Cav. 69

Lee Edward Broome, 81, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2021. He was a retired Tank Tech for the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, serving three tours in Vietnam and earning a Bronze Star for Valor.  

 

  For more more information about joining our Chapter please e-mail Larry Whelan at whelan@outlook.com or call him at (502)-439-6454. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/1st-Cavalry-Div-Fort-Knox-Area-Chapter-262073190915310/.  

James J. Mason, West Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI

Meets on 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December 7 p.m. at the Grand Valley Armory in Wyoming, MI.  If you have questions please feel free to e-mail the POC for our chapter Bob Anderson rj.anderson2243@comcast.net.  Or call Bob at (616)-682-5446. Michigan has been hard hit with the COVID-19 pandemic and as such our activities have been put on hold. Our primary activity is hosting Bingo at the Grand Rapids Home For Veterans. That facility is currently closed to all but staff. The March Bingo was cancelled and most likely the May Bingo as well. These are the first activities in over 13 years that have been cancelled. So far there have not been any reported cases among the residents. We are ever hopeful that the August Bingo can still be held. Contact Bob Anderson at 616.682.5446 or e-mail him at rj.anderson2243@comcast.net for more information. First Team! 

Jumping Mustangs

Former Jumping Mustangs nationwide

Visit our web page for Chapter details, www.jumpingmustangs.com  or e-mail James C. Knafel at jjknafel@gmail.com.


   
 

Kettle Moraine

Milwaukee, WI

20 April 2022           The photo above was taken at our March 12, 2022 meeting. The Kettle Moraine Chapter of Southeastern Wisconsin met on March 12, 2022 at The Bunker sport's bar in Waterford, Wisconsin to commemorate the chapters' donation of 1st Cav decals on this Vietnam era gunship.  Members standing are (left to right): Gordie Weidner (chapter president), Fred Douglas, Robert Richter,  Mike Kopaczewski, Julius Mianecki, Paul Petersen, Mike Lorber, Jerry Nelson, and Thomas Butnam.  Not pictured: Archie Molina, Bill Burns, Harold Bourne, Joe Bever, and Andy Sabin. The chapter also donated a bronze plaque highlighting the 1st Cav's history.     20 June 2017 Chapter meets quarterly on the second Saturday of March, June and September at 12:00, at the Bunker in Waterford, WI.  On the second Saturday of December at 12:00 (for the elections of officers) at the Meyers Restaurant in Greenfield, WI.

Los Angeles/Orange County

Los Angeles, CA

  Meets 0900 on the 3rd Saturday of the month at American Legion Post 132, 143 S. Lemon St. Orange CA  92866. For more information e-mail ponyteams2-6@hotmail.com or call John Guillory at (951)278-3740.

LRRP/Rangers

Former LLRP/Rangers nationwide

    Full Chapter Meeting during Reunions.

New York/New Jersey

New York, NY

25 July 2022   Dear Sky Troopers, The Cav Newsletter. Our newsletter is for all service members regardless of branch, division or unit assignment, and for relatives and interested parties. This periodic communication will provide notice of our future chapter meetings and important local activities. Visit to the Moving Wall in NJ. Several Sky Troopers recently visited the Moving Wall at the County College of Morris. The Moving Wall is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The Wall was sponsored by VFW Post 7333 and donations are still gratefully appreciate. For more information about the Moving Wall go online to: https://www.ccm.edu/2022/03/09/vietnam-veterans-memorial-the-moving-wall-coming-to-county-college-of-morris/   Veterans Pulse Newsletter. The VA has recently started an informative newsletter called "Veteran Pulse." It contains very helpful information about the VA in New Jersey (addresses, telephone numbers and healthcare information for both men and women and all the VA hospitals and clinics in NJ. To start receiving your copy of this informative publication click the button below and I will send you a link. Mark your calendar: Our next chapter meeting will be held on October 15 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Elks Club in Ridgefield Park (30 Spruce Avenue). There is no charge to attend and a buffet lunch will be served. If you're curious about our chapter, please come to the meeting, meet old friends and make new ones. Or, click the red button below to ask a question. Our guest speaker at the October meeting will be Takeshi “Tak” Furumoto. After graduating from UCLA in 1967, Tak enlisted in the Army completing Basic and AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. This was followed by Engineering OCS at Ft. Belvoir, MD, the Monterey Language School in CA, and Combat Intelligence School in MD. He worked to neutralize VC infrastructures as a part of the CIA's Operation PHOENIX. For questions or more information about this meeting or our chapter please click the red button below. Have a Great Summer. I will check back in another month! Robin Bartlett President 27 June 2022   All service members regardless of branch or unit assignment, relatives and interested parties are invited to the next meeting of the New York/New Jersey Chapter of the 1st Cav Division on Saturday, October 15. The meeting will be held from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Elks Club in Ridgefield Park (30 Spruce Avenue). There is no charge to attend, and a buffet lunch will be served. Please join us to meet old friends and meet new ones. Our guest speaker at the October meeting will be Takeshi “Tak” Furumoto. After graduating from UCLA in 1967, Tak enlisted in the Army completing Basic and AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. This was followed by Engineering OCS at Ft. Belvoir, MD, the Monterey Language School in CA, and Combat Intelligence School at Halibut, MD. As a 1st Lieutenant, Tak served a tour in Vietnam from February 1970-71 as an Intelligence Officer at the Due Hue District, Hau Nghia Province near the Cambodian Border (Parrot’s Beak) in III Corps. He was assigned as an advisor to the Vietnam National Police Chief, during the CIA’s Operation PHOENIX. He worked to neutralize VC infrastructures in the district. He was awarded the Bronze Star for actions during the Cambodian invasion by US and ARVN forces in 1970. Returning to the US, Tak suffered from both PTSD and AO poisoning. He has been active in real estate development in Fort Lee, NJ, the town’s Chamber of Commerce, VFW Troop 2342, and in human rights activities. Tak will discuss some specific engagements in Vietnam and thoughts on the war. For more information about this meeting please contact Robin Bartlett, President, NY/NJ Chapter 1 CDA, rbbartlett01@gmail.com   10 May 2022         Photo Caption: L To R NewChapter President Robin Bartlett and Bob Arbasetti   On April 31, The New York-New Jersey Chapter held its spring meeting, the last meeting that I will have as president.  The chapter elected a new president, Robin Bartlett.  In the next issue of the Saber, Robin will introduce himself.  We had a good turnout.  Everyone seems happy to see each other.  Once again, we were fortunate to have Meegan Wadleigh as our photographer; despite dealing with a primitive camera and crusty old Veterans, her work was outstanding I want to thank everyone who not only turned out this time but all who have helped and supported me through my presidential term.  Thanks to the 1st Cavalry Association and the kind people who have guided me over the past 20+ years.  I also want to thank Fred Robins, Bob Heintz, and all chapter members past and present who have contributed to my success I want to leave everyone with the idea that it's time to share your story and tell who you were when you went to War.  Don't let others tell a story that is not yours.  Let them know what life was like back then, how little life experience we had.  Although the war was unpopular, we served our country with pride. Tell Family and friends about all those we met along the way.  Some good, some bad but all our brothers.  Tell of sacrifice we share; the loss of life and explain how the War has lived in us for so many years and how it has become the filter we see the world.         2021                   During the timeframe of the Afghanistan war, I thought about returning to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit wounded Soldiers.  The best time to do this wound be Veterans Day week in Washington D.C.  The 1st Cavalry Div Association stays at a hotel for Veterans week, and this is an excellent place to assemble our team.  I knew that it would be a difficult visit and the best way was to form a team.  Edie Meeks, a nurse in an army field hospital in Vietnam, was the first person I approached.  I knew that her ability to deal with patients and hospital situations would steady the team.  Then I sought chapter members and friends who were wounded in combat, whom I knew in Washington, to join the group. On our first visit, I realize that none of us were prepared for what we were about to experience.  Even though the Soldiers were in their twenties, they seem like school-age children. We were surprised to see many female Soldiers with a few missing limbs because of many roadside bombs. All were happy to see us; some wanted to show us videos that they shot.  Others wanted to show pieces of shrapnel that were taken out of their bodies.  Others wanted to display their scars.  Most patients wanted someone to talk to.  The hospital can be a lonely place to be. Everyone seems pleased to visit with these Soldiers.  It reminds one of the sacrifices they made.  To me, it just how terrible war is and how costly the price that is paid. The New York-New Jersey Chapter will hold its Fall Meeting on Oct 16, 2021, at the Ridgefield park Elks Lodge in Ridgefield Park NJ. Check out the Facebook page for updates.

Bob Arbasetti, president 

North Carolina Tarheel Chapter

  Chapter meets 2nd Saturday of March, June, September, and December Contact Don Gibson dtbjgibson@gmail.com for membership information. On February 1992 eight veterans of the First Cavalry Division met at the Harnett Country Library. They voted to form an N.C. Chapter. The members were Robert Lloyd, Joe Carpenter, Sam Cope, Bob Cox, James Hall, E.L. Vowtaw, Ben Wilkinson, and Harry Zoldak. The NC Chapter held its first meeting in Lillington on April 25, 1992. Forty-one members were present. Officers elected were President: Robert Llyod, Vice President: Bob Cox, Treasurer: James Hall, and Secretary: Harry Zoldak. We were presented our chapter charter at the 45th Reunion in Billings, Montana, August 8, 1992. Meetings are March, June, September December. Next Meeting is June 1 to allow for the Ft Hood Reunion. We meet in different places. We have a Facebook page for Chapter information. [rl_gallery id="4781"]Facebook: 1st Cavalry Division Association North Carolina Chapter

Northwest

Seattle, WA

3 March 2022 As we closely monitor world events and the pandemic, we, the 1st Cavalry Division Association, Northwest Chapter are planning events for 2022.  If you are interested in attending any of our events, joining our Chapter, please visit our Facebook page for more information or send us an email:                                      
Reminder, you are invited to our Virtual General Membership Meeting, Saturday, 12 noon, June 5, 2021, via Teams due to COVID-19.   To join our Virtual Meeting, please click on the following link approximately 10 minutes early so that we can start on time.  Be advised, I recommend that you click on the link upon receipt to ensure you do not have issues at the meeting time; once, you confirm that you are able to connect. For your convenience, I will send another link on the morning of the meeting.   To join the meeting on your computer or mobile app; <Click Here> or copy and paste the following link into your browser è https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NGZiNGM1ZjYtMDM2Ny00Y2Y4LWIwZDAtZDM3ODM0NTlmMTVi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2258d883a6-3bc1-4cb5-8574-9cb994e6ba0e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d8038982-8bf0-4aff-9bb4-f698d3d89575%22%7d   If you have any questions or concerns, please email me as soon as possible so that I can assist you in resolving your issue.   Sincerely,     William Al Jackson Treasurer | Newsletter Editor & Publisher 1st Cavalry Division Association, Northwest Chapter Our board members for 2020 - 2022 are:
President – Gail Porter
Vice President – Clayton Waldron
Secretary – William Jackson
Treasurer – William Jackson
Chaplain – Doug Coles
Current General Membership (1st Saturday; Bi-Monthly (February, April, June, August – Membership Appreciation / Drive Summer Picnic/BBQ, October, December – Christmas Dinner Party)) Meeting Location (click below link for directions) Carrs Restaurant, 11006 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 unless otherwise announced

Sheridans Cavalry

3 March 2022:

2022 Meeting dates –  March 12 /  May 14 / Picnic August 6 / October 8 /  Christmas Party December 3 – meetings and events are typically held at the Roselle American Legion Post #1084, 322 East Maple Ave., Roselle, IL 60172.

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Sheridan's Chapter 1st Cavalry Division

6/29/2021 Our Charter Member and Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch paid a virtual visit with about 27  -  8th grade students at Elwood School, Elwood Illinois. The students were able to read about Lynch before the meeting and to write questions regarding his experiences.  The students were engaged and appreciated hearing his presentation regarding  his military experiences with the 1st Cavalry Division. The Chapter Annual Picnic scheduled for August 7th at the Roselle American Legion Post. Our Oct 9th Membership Meeting is scheduled at the Italian American Veterans Museum in Stone Park. The Sheridan Chapter cordially invites  any one 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 one of our future events. Respectfully submitted Terry Hodous 773.445.1213   6/24/2021 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.
March 2021:             2021 Meeting dates remaining – May 8  /  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.

Contact Terry Hodous POC at us67-hodo@outlook.com or 773.445.1213 for additional information regarding membership or attending one of our future events.    

 

Respectfully submitted Terry Hodous 773.445.1213

If you need more information look us up on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sheridans-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-171693392933659/, or e-mail us67-hodo@outlook.com.

Southeastern Colorado

Las Animas, CO

Meets 1st Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in LaJunta, CO. For more information about our chapter please contact our POC John Campos e-mail: campos@centurytel.net.  You can also visit our webpage, www.firstcavalry.net.

Walter H. Westman Northland

Minneapolis, MN

3 March 2022   The Fall meeting of the Walter Westman Northland Chapter was held at VFW Post # 4847 St. Cloud Mn.with a business meeting and lunch. The group then moved to the St. Cloud Regional Airport for a special tour and visit to the home base of  B Company 1st General Support Aviation Battalion,Minnesota Army National Guard CW5 Jason Wright gave the group an informative and closeup look of the UH 60 Black Hawk and CH 47 Chinook Inventory and support mission overview of deployment to Kuwait and Iraq. CW5 Wright is the son of the Northland Treasurer Jim Wright. [envira-gallery id="5601"] Meets quarterly at different location. Call, write or e-mail for meeting information. POC:  James Wright (763)-757-7140 12781 Able St. NE, Blaine, MN  55434 E-mail:  1stCav-MN@comcast.net https://www.facebook.com/Walter-H-Westman-Northland-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-Association-360786024233/    

William A. Richardson National Capitol Region Chapter

Alexandria, VA

5 May 2022   We met in January and wished each other Happy New Year and in Feb we said goodbye to COL Fred Barrett. Below is a picture of Uncle Fred’s Daughters and Son with me and Aunt Gladys. L to R: me, Kathy Peters (Dallas, TX), ALICE Feeley (Arlington, VA) Aunt Gladys, Gale Barrow (Savannah, GA), Fred lll (Falls Church, VA) In March, we had an excellent presentation given by Mr. Brad Garrett, retired FBI. Brad spoke on DOMESTIC TERRORISM to include:

  • Extremist groups have been part of this country (quick discussion of KKK founding, how it has gone up and down, now other groups have similar views); Timothy McVeigh; Sen Joseph McCarthy; John Birch Society
Current state of right-wing extremist groups and how under President Trump they became empowered, grown in numbers have tremendous influence over a significant part of our population  
  • Why are people attracted to extremist groups/conspiracy theories; what can be done to reduce this line of thinking.
  Our guest speaker in April was Christopher M. Smith, foreign service officer at the Department of State, speaking about his recently published book, Ukraine's Revolt, Russia's Revenge: an eyewitness account by a U.S. diplomat of Russia’s brazen attempt to undo the democratic revolution in Ukraine. Chris is currently a student at National Defense University's College of Information and Cyberspace.In In May, our speakers will be Henry “Rocky” Colavita.  Rocky retired from the Army in 1983, completing 20 years.  He is known for his highly successful ambush tactics as CO, D/2/8 Cav, 1968-69. Carlos Collat.  Carlos retired from the Army after a 30 year career.  Carlos served in 2/8 Cav - just after Rocky’s time there.  Carlos also was a pilot in the 229th Assault Helo Bn, flying Combat Assaults. Rocky will be the “main” speaker and focus on highly successful ambush tactics.  Carlos will support Rock’s talk with his own experiences.  Both men are extremely proud to have served in ICAV We are, currently, working our schedule for the summer months and will announce it later. If you are interested in joining the Chapter, please feel to contact me, via phone 703-220-5322 or via email, enrussell@msn.com. Also we are doing a live presentation for those who come to the American Legion and doing ZOOM for those staying home. Join us.     December 2021 The Chapter Zoomed into 2021 and is never looking back.  We are ready to get to the new normal and to resume having breakfast together and enjoying each other’s company.  We met in January and wished each other Happy New Year.  February, we had an excellent presentation given by Mr. Brad Garrett, retired FBI. Brad spoke on Domestic Terrorism to include:  Extremist groups have been part of this country (quick discussion of KKK founding, how it has gone up and down, now other groups have similar views), Timothy McVeigh, Sen Joseph McCarthy, John Birch Society; Current state of right-wing extremist groups and how under President Trump they became empowered, grown in numbers have tremendous influence over a significant part of our population; Why are people attracted to extremist groups/conspiracy theories; what can be done to reduce this line of thinking. We are, currently, working our schedule for March and April and will announce it later.  If you are interested in joining the Chapter, please feel to contact me, via phone 703-220-5322 or via email, <enrussell@msn.com>.   Meets 3rd Saturday of the month January - April and September - October 0900 at the American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield VA.  Breakfast available prior to start of meeting.  June meeting is at WRAMC and November meeting is at the Association Veterans Day gathering. For more information e-mail Gene Russell at enrussell@msn.com.  

  • Almost Heaven West Virginia

    June 2021:                           The Almost Heaven WV Chapter of the First Calvary Division Alumni Association met today in Flatwoods, WV.  President Jim Hays presided with members in attendance VP Marie Dockery-Goben, Bill Carpenter, Robert Goben, Robert Minney, Arnold McCartney and the chapter welcomed newest member, Gary Austin.  The members discussed raising more awareness of the chapter to fellow WV veterans and growing  membership; volunteering and contacting active WVNG, ROTC cadets and the 1/150th Calvary Regiment.  The chapter also discussed  it's desire to host another alumni reunion in Charleston, WV in the near future.  The fall chapter meeting will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021.                       Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1976822035940363/?ref=group_header During our fall meeting the chapter elected new officers.  The new president is Jim Hays, vice president is Marie Dockery.  We wish to express our gratitude to out-going, and past president Bill Carpenter.  Other business discussed included the post annual convention wrap-up, and the direction of the chapter going forward.  Our next meeting will be the first Saturday in April (6th), 2019.  We will assemble at the Shoney's restaurant at the Flatwoods exit of I-79 in Braxton Co., WV at 1PM.  All First Team veterans and friends are cordially invited to attend.  For further information about the chapter contact Jim Hays at 304-924-6380 or purplehays_05@yahoo.com.

  • California Central Coast

    For meeting information please contact Barney B. Jones at (831)-917-5952 or e-mail firstcav-cc-chapter@outlook      

  • Columbia Williamette

    Portland, OR

    27 June 2022                                   Our members joined other Veterans and community supporters to remember and honor a Navy Veteran’s military internment ceremony at the Willamette National Cemetery.  Garnie Craig Hylton, age 70, of Portland, passed away on February 21, 2022. A call goes out for unclaimed Veterans, so no one is left to be forgotten and without honor. There are several events each year and our chapter consider it a measure of brotherhood to show up and be there for our brother Veteran without family to claim them at internment.  Caption: Graveside service for Garnie was held April 20, 2022, at Willamette National Cemetery The Oregon Vietnam Memorial in Portland, Oregon, is the most fitting place to be on Memorial Day, 2022.  The 11-acre site is a winding trail with 6 alcoves covering phases of the Vietnam War listing the 808 Oregonians lost by period.  Each alcove highlights political and military connections to the period as well as local events and happenings across Oregon. Our Chapter joined the 25th Infantry Division chapter at this year’s event to witness the reading of all names engraved on the alcoves.  Speakers stressed how the memorial was not a shrine but a living garden of solace, free and open 24 hours every day.  About 20 persons shared the reading of the names, punctuated by occasional comments about brothers, classmates, ranks, MOS, time in country, dates lost, and how they were and are valued.  We share in the honor and respect for our fallen war dead.   20 April 2022               The February meeting of the Columbia-Willamette Chapter passed a motion to support the K9Kavalry.org with $250.00 for the equipping and initial training of a veteran and their dog, new to their program.  This March meeting welcomed Dan Regester, K9K, back to receive our check from Michael Carter, Treasurer.  Dan spoke of this money funding the intake and equipping of Cori and Paige, a Navy PO3 field surgeon, in Uncasville, Ct.  Our best wishes go out to Cori and Paige as they join the “Pack” and may all the benefits of life-affirming bonding between veteran and dog spotlight the healing found within the “Pack”. The Columbia-Willamette Chapter encourages other chapters to explore the K9Kavalry.org, their mission and benefit to veterans and their dogs.  They serve more than just the Northwest, having clients across the country. The following is Dan Regester’s e-mail thanking the chapter for our donation and their future events calendar. I really enjoy meeting with your crew. Thanks for bringing me back, and for the donation. You know we are putting it to good use. Corine has finished basic training, been in contact with her trainer, had a first session and scheduled a second. our supply dept should get her gear kit ordered today. I'll send pics once it arrives. Also, I'll be shipping the patch you gave me to Corine so she can put it on Paige's vest. Here's a recap of our events so far for 2022. We would love to see you at any/all of these. But if you had to choose one, choose the Dalles event on May 22nd. That's going to be the most fun and will be jam packed with dogs and dirty racecars. April 22-24: K9K Training center work party. All dogs, veterans, and volunteers are welcomed. We need an electrician and a plumber, hopefully pro-bono, to help install a new PEX system and a power line for a water heater for our dog bath. May 7: K9K Dog days of Summer - A muster of Veterans and dogs at Tualatin Community Park in cooperation with Washington County, Or. Meant as an outreach campaign for at-risk Veterans and hopefully find more brothers or sisters to serve.  Live dog training exercises, swag and freebees, refreshments, free to all. Walking distance from the Tualatin VFW. Would love to see some Stetsons in the ranks. May 20: K9K has a booth at Portland International Raceway for day 1 of Oregon Trail Rally. T-shirt fundraiser and PTSD awareness campaign. This is an evening event and VERY loud. May 21: K9K has a booth at the Run to Remember hosted by VFW Tualatin and Oregon National Guard. Same objectives as the 20th, only really early in the morning and much quieter. May 22: Day 3 of Oregon Trail Rally. This stage will either be in Dufur or Goldendale, most likely ending in The Dalles. In the morning, they have an expose' where they show off the cars. Then they race, then gather again for awards. K9K pack members (includes 1st cav) can take photos with the cars, drivers, and other dogs in the pack. Colorado Motorsports will let us take pictures IN their cars, if that's your thing. June 25: K9K has a booth at the Salute to Veterans Car Show. This event is usually pretty small, in a parking lot, but a lot of fun. It's in Hillsboro. August 18th: USO golf tournament. Might be good fun for a 1st cav golf team if you can get one together. I can help arrange to make that happen if you are interested.  This is a lot!  I'll send more information periodically.  Thanks again, and let me know if anyone is interested in our program.  Cheers,       Meeting Information   Meets at 1800 the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Village Inn located at 1621 NE 10th Ave., Portland OR 97232;  E-mail is tangolima2505@comcast.net.  You can visit our website www.Hood2Hood1stCav.webs.com.      

  • Connecticut Chapter

    Connecticut

    27 June 2022         CT  Cav Association attending  the Traveling Wall in Cheshire Ct. on June 3.  Our next general meeting will be Friday, October 15, 1:00 at the Waterbury, CT.  VFW.  All members and prospective members are invited.  For more information contact Keith Moyer  860-885-4330 or kpmoyerco@hotmail.com           5 May 2022 CT Cav Association April meeting.  Next CT Chapter meeting is our annual barbeque/picnic scheduled for Friday July 22 at 1:00 at a place to be determined.  All members and prospective members are invited.  Call Keith Moyer 860-885-4330 or email kpmoyerco@hotmail.com for info on location.  Details to follow.       3 March 2022          

    An impromptu lunch.  L-R:  Bob Waz C 1/7, Al Johnson B 15 TC Battalion, Keith Moyer B 1/5.  The Connecticut Chapter will meet April 16, 1:00 at the Manchester American Legion, Manchester CT.  All members, their guests and prospective members are welcome.  For further information contact President Keith Moyer, 860-885-4330, kpmoyerco@hotmail.com

          29 June 2021 Picture of the memorial service for one of our founding chapter members, Bill Pomeroy, on 31 May.  Pictured L-R: Steve Carter, John Larensen, Paul Marling, Keith Moyer, Al Johnson, and Sandi Pomeroy.  Our next meeting will be October 23 at the Manchester American Legion, Manchester Ct. starting at 1:00.All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.  For further information contact President, Keith Moyer:mm860-537-1716 or kpmoyerco@hotmail.com.     CONNECTICUT CHAPTER The Connecticut Chapter finally held an official meeting at the Manchester American Legion.  Everyone was glad to get back together.  Pictured are Bob Waz, Paul Marling, Al Johnson, Jack Kranyak, Steve Carter, Keith Moyer, Glen Bentz, John Larensen.   Our next meeting will be the annual summer barbeque/meeting at the Chester Marina in Chester, CT starting at 1:00 pm on July 17.  Food will be provided by the chapter.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend.  For further information contact President, Keith Moyer860-537-1716 or <kpmoyerco@hotmail.com>.      

  • Crossed Sabers Chapter

    5 May 2022 Memorial Day is coming up and honoring those who served and are no longer with us is one of most satisfying things we can do.  The Long Roll Muster at our Annual Reunion is always a special time for me and I remember COL Joseph W. McNaney reading the Vietnam War portion from past reunions.  There were others, but Doc always read it with feeling.  Please plan on attending the Reunion this year in Dayton, Ohio and consider volunteering to assist the Association with registration, unit and war lunches, and the Memorial Service. Contact Dara at the Association and volunteer to assist. First Team! Dennis Webster, President.     3 March 2022                 Photo Caption:  PVT Reese Myers, Co. A, 1-5th CAV, receives her Division Patch on 23 February 2022.  Newly assigned Troopers are “Patched” by their leadership after going through orientation with Pegasus Troop for 8 days.    The Chapter is getting set up for a meeting that will be held around the time that you receive this issue of SABER.  Since the pandemic is slowing down and restrictions on activities are lessening, we hope to have our monthly Stable Calls and will try to move them around to different locations in the Central Texas area. All Life members of the 1st Cavalry Division Association that live in the Central Texas area are automatically members of the Crossed Sabers Chapter.  This includes all the active-duty Troopers that are stationed at Fort Hood that are Association members.  I have been attending weekly briefings of newly arrived Troopers and explaining the benefits of membership in the Association and really appreciate the opportunity that is provided to me by the Division Command.  We are starting to see fruit as membership is growing and we are seeing more customers in the Souvenir Shop now located in the Association Headquarters in Copperas Cove. We hope to see many of you at the Reunion in Dayton, Ohio in July.  First Team! Dennis Webster, President         January 10, 2022             New members of the 1st Cavalry Division attending a briefing in the Ironhorse Chapel December 2021. CROSSED SABERS CHAPTER  Happy New Year to everyone from the members of the Crossed Sabers Chapter.  I have been regularly attending the Division’s Newcomer orientations and briefing all new Cav Troopers about membership in the 1st Cavalry Division Association.  There are some perks to being an old guy that isn’t on anybody’s payroll and spending time with CAV Troopers is one of them. The Chapter had several members assisting with the preparation of wreaths and placing wreaths at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery last month and will be involved in the retrieval of the wreaths on the first Saturday of January. We will have one of out two meetings of the Chapter on the 24th of March and it will be held at the VFW in Killeen beginning at 1800 hours.  This is a business meeting that will be held to conduct Chapter business and plan for events throughout the rest of this year.                              The members of the Chapter have survived the winter storm that hit Texas.  Many of our members lost power, had frozen pipes, and some went without water or experienced boil notices.  Many of you that live in northern climates and experience frigid temperatures and lots of heavy snow and ice storms are probably wondering what all the fuss is about a one-week cold storm, but for those of us who live in the southern states it is not a normal experience.  Our houses aren’t built for cold weather, they are built to withstand heat.  Our road departments do not have snowplows or salt because it isn’t cost effective.  While many of us are transplants and have lived in northern climates we are not as hardened to the climate as we once were. We have had no Chapter activities in the past two months but will have some in the weeks and months to come.  We are looking forward to a great 1st Cavalry Division Association Reunion to be held at Fort Hood/Killeen in September and hope that you join us in a much warmer Texas.  First Team!  Dennis Webster, President  Photo Caption: Harsh weather conditions in Texas.   Crossed Sabers Souvenir Shop Board meeting is the 4th Tuesday of the month except for December, 11:30 at 1st Cavalry Division Association Headquarters, 302 N Main St, Copperas Cove TX.  Open to everyone.  General Membership meeting is 3rd Wednesday of March and September at 6pm, place TBD.  For more information watch our Facebook page 1st Cavalry Division Association Crossed Saber Chapter.      

  • Florida Chapter

    Orlando, FL

      We meet on the 2nd Tues of each month at the VFW 2093 on Edgewater Rd in Orlando at 1300 (1pm).  Gilbert Harris is the new President (407-296-2413) and Tom Atkinson is the new Vice President (407-679-0780).  

  • Florida Troop E “Black Hats”

    Meets 4th Saturday each month from May to September to at 1:00 p.m.  Location is Biggys Place  3701 Fowler St. Fort Myers, Fl  33901. Visit our web page at https://www.seahog.org/cav/index.html or email to  JuanKellogg@Embarqmail.com .  For meeting information.    

  • Follow Me

    Columbus, GA

    Meets 1900 the 4th Tuesday each month at the Veterans Center, 1000 Victory Dr. Columbus, GA .  There is not a meeting in December.  

  • James H. Unruh (SS) Central Pennsylvania

    5 May 2022
    Our chapter will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 6 pm at Lititz VFW Post 1463 located at 14 N. Spruce St. in Lititz, Pa.  The meeting will be held on the lower level of the building and the entrance is adjacent to the parking lot on the north side of the building.  Membership is open to anyone who ever served with or was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division and is a member of the 1st Cavalry Division Association or is a Gold Star Family member.  Members will be discussing the upcoming Community Days at the airport program at the Lancaster Airport and the Wreaths Across America project among other items. The James Unruh, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, is proud to continue its support of the Wreaths Across America project efforts to place a wreath on every Veterans grave at Christmas time. We currently support efforts at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. We are also looking into adopting a couple of smaller cemeteries in the Lancaster County area. If you would like to support our efforts, please go to: <www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/PA0412>.  Wreaths are $15.00 each and can be donated in "Memory of" or in "Honor of" any Veteran you may know. A couple of our members will be travelling back to Vietnam in June of this year, after a 50+ year hiatus. Seventeen Vietnam Vets will be making the trip, sponsored by a local teacher who was evacuated from Vietnam as a 5-year-old child in 1975.  Her story is amazing, but too long to publish here.  She does love her Vietnam Vets.  Several family members will accompany us on the trip, as well as a local news and film crew to document our trip. For additional information, go to <cenpenn1cda@gmail.com> or call 717-389-1000 and leave a message.
    20 April 2022
    The James H. Unruh, Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the 1st Cavalry Division Association will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm at Lititz VFW Post 1463 located at 14 N. Spruce St. in Lititz, Pa.  The meeting will be held on the lower level of the building and the entrance is adjacent to the parking lot on the north side of the building.  Membership is open to anyone who ever served with or was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division and is a member of the 1st Cavalry Division Association or is a Gold Star Family member. Members will be discussing the upcoming Community Days at the airport program at the Lancaster Airport and the Wreaths Across America project among other items.  For additional information, go to <cenpenn1cda@gmail.com> or call 717-389-1000 and leave a message.
    The James H. Unruh, Central Pa Chapter of the First Cavalry Division Association held our first meeting in over a year on May 4.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday, July 6 at 6:00 pm at Lititz V.F.W., Post 1463, 14 North Spruce St., Lititz, PA., 17543.  Use the entrance door by the parking lot on the north side of the building. For additional information, email <cenpenn1cda@gmail.com> or call 717-389-1000.  Letters can be sent to Michael T. Mazzaro, President, 2600 Willow Street Pike North, PMB 231, Willow Street, Pa. 17584.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every odd numbered month at the V.F.W. post.
  • Florida’s First Coast Chapter

    27 June 2022           We continue as brothers alternating our monthly meetings between Westside and Southside of Jacksonville because of the geographic size of Duval County. In June, our speaker, Joe Adcox, presented his personal story of his march to physical fitness after retiring as a Marine SGM. Joe gave us two reminders. 1.With regard to VA claims, never give up, persist.  The VA is a vast bureaucracy and each voice when called or spoken to seems to pass to another voice.  Use the computer if possible.  You will eventually prevail. 2. Any activity is better than no activity with regard to your health.  Even rotating your arms is good.  Swimming works.  But again your persistence towards health is best.  Anything works more than nothing. In July we will dedicate a 1st Cav Memorial brick on the walkway at the National POW/MIA Museum at Cecil Field in Jacksonville.  For those of you interested or on a trip to Florida, the Museum should be on your bucket list.  Take the Hwy 23 south exit off of I-10 to POW/MIA Parkway.  To add to your trip enjoyment, the Museum is next to the golf course. Here also is a bit of philosophy for you and a picture of our last meeting.  Nice uniforms wouldn’t you say?   20 April 2022         Our comradeship continues.  We do not so much rehash the past as we do look to the future. We alternate our meetings Southside to Westside in Jacksonville at locations convenient to St.Augustine, Palatka, Yulee, Mayport and Macclenny. Call the listed number for which BBQ joint we will visit next. In March our presentation was from Chris Miller, a staff member of our Congressman, John Rutherford, and candidate for local office in his own right. Chris spoke to us on the state of the city, Jacksonville, and his vision for the same. In April, Ron Hasty, the Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the University of Florida Health System, presented his program that addresses TBI. His wellness and recovery programs have other locations throughout the USA.  They accept referrals for evaluation and treatment at 904-244-3289. All veterans are eligible to apply for this TBI program. We continue to be represented at veterans conferences where our distinctive gold and black Cav shirts and hats distinguish us. If you would like to order uniforms for your own Chapter, call Lou Urso at 516-987-2898 for routing to the vendor.   22 February 2022               February was travel month for us as we accepted Jeff Lay’s request to visit St. Augustine FL. If not already in your home town, it’s coming, that is a cafeteria at a car dealership. We tip our hat to Bozard Ford just off I 95 at SR 16 in St. Augustine.  Jeff is second from the right and in proper uniform. A week later we traveled all the way to downtown Jacksonville to attend the Vets4Vets conference. All in uniform, we attracted attention and our secretary, Ray Skipper signed up four new applicant vets that saw us and hastened to apply. Ray is second from the left in the picture.  And, we found two speakers for our next meetings. Thanks Johnny Michael for showing our flag, literally.  Johnny is third from the right. Unfortunately, by the time you are reading this, time will have slipped into the future as the song was once sung. So, if you live in Palatka, Bostwick, Yulee, Maclenny, Vilano or even Hastings, call the above number to get onto the meeting notification list.       16 December 2021             Greetings for the New Year from north of St. Augustine and south of St. Marys, the land of no state income tax.   In October 2021, we heard from Jon Singleton (USN of all things) who told us of how he toiled to extract his interpreter from Afghanistan. In November we listened to Col.(ret) John Porter’s AAR tales of command including finding and redirecting the lost convoy. Our December meeting featured double thick buffalo or beef burgers from Ted’s Montana Grill in Orange Park. January will see city councilman at large, Matt Carlucchi, speak to us at our return to Southside and Miller’s Ale House.   St. Augustine, Palatka, Palm Valley, Crescent Beach and Hastings wake up.  We are headed your way in February to Ford’s Restaurant near the outlet mall exit off of I95. Watch your emails or call 904 534 8899.   Correction to the last report:  Leigh Ware was reported to be in his 90’s.  He is only 89.  He is still, however, our hero from the Occupation of Japan days. And here we all are including Jeff Lay, sporting his winter beard, who drives up from St. Johns County.  That’s Lou Urso out of uniform without his cap. We thank Johnny Michael for the construction of our chapter flag.   18 November 2021   DECEMBER Meeting: Tuesday the 14th at 12:00 Ted’s Montana Grill, Just south of I 295 on Blanding Blv, Orange Park Family gathering.  Wives, and others of importance to you are invited. It would be good to let Doc Skipper know in advance of you and others attending for the appropriate reservation number. 904 573 0134           June 2021 On Memorial Day, we had a representative at the Jacksonville National Cemetery for the proceedings there. One of our own will soon take the Honor Flight from here to Washington.  Honor Flight does just that, honors vets with a day at the Memorials in D. C. At our June meeting, we had two presentations which should be of interest to other Chapters. 1. Operation Barnabas: a group that finds, houses, rehabs, veterans in need or other distresses. Contact person is Raylan Heck 904 401 2972. 2. U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps: a group of vets that supplements first responders in times of local emergencies. Contact person is Carl Lay 904 679 2155. We urge other Chapters to consider these two groups in your support planning.   April 2021       We made it to the Vets 4 Vets convention at the Jacksonville Arena as you can see.  How about our Chapter caps?  Pretty snazzy and ordered by Lou Urso our Treasurer.  And what about our own Chapter Flag in the background? 1st Class operation we say.  Sam Berninger is our VP, Ray Skipper our Secretary and Johnny Michael our Sgt at Arms. Because of the geographic size of Jacksonville, we alternate meetings between Southside and Westside. You will get this Saber just in time to make our June 15th meeting at Ted’s Montana Grill on San Jose Blvd.  Stay tuned or get on the mailing list for more details. Our only problem with the Arena meeting was that the next table over won the 50/50 door prize.  We were one ticket away from having to report to the IRS.   But we did add two more names to the email notification list.  Feel left out?  See contact info above. We regret the passing of James Murphy.  He was a great guy, and we keep his memory with us.

  • Fort Knox

    Louisville, KY

        We have a couple updates for May June 2021:  

    1) We have moved our meeting location to 1158 N. Dixie Hwy, Radcliff.  all else stays the same.

     

    2) Member LEE EDWARD BROOME died on 5/10/21.  (see attached obit) He was with D 1/5 Cav. 69

    Lee Edward Broome, 81, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2021. He was a retired Tank Tech for the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, serving three tours in Vietnam and earning a Bronze Star for Valor.  

     

      For more more information about joining our Chapter please e-mail Larry Whelan at whelan@outlook.com or call him at (502)-439-6454. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/1st-Cavalry-Div-Fort-Knox-Area-Chapter-262073190915310/.  

  • James J. Mason, West Michigan

    Grand Rapids, MI

    Meets on 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December 7 p.m. at the Grand Valley Armory in Wyoming, MI.  If you have questions please feel free to e-mail the POC for our chapter Bob Anderson rj.anderson2243@comcast.net.  Or call Bob at (616)-682-5446. Michigan has been hard hit with the COVID-19 pandemic and as such our activities have been put on hold. Our primary activity is hosting Bingo at the Grand Rapids Home For Veterans. That facility is currently closed to all but staff. The March Bingo was cancelled and most likely the May Bingo as well. These are the first activities in over 13 years that have been cancelled. So far there have not been any reported cases among the residents. We are ever hopeful that the August Bingo can still be held. Contact Bob Anderson at 616.682.5446 or e-mail him at rj.anderson2243@comcast.net for more information. First Team! 

  • Jumping Mustangs

    Former Jumping Mustangs nationwide

    Visit our web page for Chapter details, www.jumpingmustangs.com  or e-mail James C. Knafel at jjknafel@gmail.com.


       
     

  • Kettle Moraine

    Milwaukee, WI

    20 April 2022           The photo above was taken at our March 12, 2022 meeting. The Kettle Moraine Chapter of Southeastern Wisconsin met on March 12, 2022 at The Bunker sport's bar in Waterford, Wisconsin to commemorate the chapters' donation of 1st Cav decals on this Vietnam era gunship.  Members standing are (left to right): Gordie Weidner (chapter president), Fred Douglas, Robert Richter,  Mike Kopaczewski, Julius Mianecki, Paul Petersen, Mike Lorber, Jerry Nelson, and Thomas Butnam.  Not pictured: Archie Molina, Bill Burns, Harold Bourne, Joe Bever, and Andy Sabin. The chapter also donated a bronze plaque highlighting the 1st Cav's history.     20 June 2017 Chapter meets quarterly on the second Saturday of March, June and September at 12:00, at the Bunker in Waterford, WI.  On the second Saturday of December at 12:00 (for the elections of officers) at the Meyers Restaurant in Greenfield, WI.

  • Los Angeles/Orange County

    Los Angeles, CA

      Meets 0900 on the 3rd Saturday of the month at American Legion Post 132, 143 S. Lemon St. Orange CA  92866. For more information e-mail ponyteams2-6@hotmail.com or call John Guillory at (951)278-3740.

  • LRRP/Rangers

    Former LLRP/Rangers nationwide

        Full Chapter Meeting during Reunions.

  • New York/New Jersey

    New York, NY

    25 July 2022   Dear Sky Troopers, The Cav Newsletter. Our newsletter is for all service members regardless of branch, division or unit assignment, and for relatives and interested parties. This periodic communication will provide notice of our future chapter meetings and important local activities. Visit to the Moving Wall in NJ. Several Sky Troopers recently visited the Moving Wall at the County College of Morris. The Moving Wall is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The Wall was sponsored by VFW Post 7333 and donations are still gratefully appreciate. For more information about the Moving Wall go online to: https://www.ccm.edu/2022/03/09/vietnam-veterans-memorial-the-moving-wall-coming-to-county-college-of-morris/   Veterans Pulse Newsletter. The VA has recently started an informative newsletter called "Veteran Pulse." It contains very helpful information about the VA in New Jersey (addresses, telephone numbers and healthcare information for both men and women and all the VA hospitals and clinics in NJ. To start receiving your copy of this informative publication click the button below and I will send you a link. Mark your calendar: Our next chapter meeting will be held on October 15 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Elks Club in Ridgefield Park (30 Spruce Avenue). There is no charge to attend and a buffet lunch will be served. If you're curious about our chapter, please come to the meeting, meet old friends and make new ones. Or, click the red button below to ask a question. Our guest speaker at the October meeting will be Takeshi “Tak” Furumoto. After graduating from UCLA in 1967, Tak enlisted in the Army completing Basic and AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. This was followed by Engineering OCS at Ft. Belvoir, MD, the Monterey Language School in CA, and Combat Intelligence School in MD. He worked to neutralize VC infrastructures as a part of the CIA's Operation PHOENIX. For questions or more information about this meeting or our chapter please click the red button below. Have a Great Summer. I will check back in another month! Robin Bartlett President 27 June 2022   All service members regardless of branch or unit assignment, relatives and interested parties are invited to the next meeting of the New York/New Jersey Chapter of the 1st Cav Division on Saturday, October 15. The meeting will be held from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Elks Club in Ridgefield Park (30 Spruce Avenue). There is no charge to attend, and a buffet lunch will be served. Please join us to meet old friends and meet new ones. Our guest speaker at the October meeting will be Takeshi “Tak” Furumoto. After graduating from UCLA in 1967, Tak enlisted in the Army completing Basic and AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. This was followed by Engineering OCS at Ft. Belvoir, MD, the Monterey Language School in CA, and Combat Intelligence School at Halibut, MD. As a 1st Lieutenant, Tak served a tour in Vietnam from February 1970-71 as an Intelligence Officer at the Due Hue District, Hau Nghia Province near the Cambodian Border (Parrot’s Beak) in III Corps. He was assigned as an advisor to the Vietnam National Police Chief, during the CIA’s Operation PHOENIX. He worked to neutralize VC infrastructures in the district. He was awarded the Bronze Star for actions during the Cambodian invasion by US and ARVN forces in 1970. Returning to the US, Tak suffered from both PTSD and AO poisoning. He has been active in real estate development in Fort Lee, NJ, the town’s Chamber of Commerce, VFW Troop 2342, and in human rights activities. Tak will discuss some specific engagements in Vietnam and thoughts on the war. For more information about this meeting please contact Robin Bartlett, President, NY/NJ Chapter 1 CDA, rbbartlett01@gmail.com   10 May 2022         Photo Caption: L To R NewChapter President Robin Bartlett and Bob Arbasetti   On April 31, The New York-New Jersey Chapter held its spring meeting, the last meeting that I will have as president.  The chapter elected a new president, Robin Bartlett.  In the next issue of the Saber, Robin will introduce himself.  We had a good turnout.  Everyone seems happy to see each other.  Once again, we were fortunate to have Meegan Wadleigh as our photographer; despite dealing with a primitive camera and crusty old Veterans, her work was outstanding I want to thank everyone who not only turned out this time but all who have helped and supported me through my presidential term.  Thanks to the 1st Cavalry Association and the kind people who have guided me over the past 20+ years.  I also want to thank Fred Robins, Bob Heintz, and all chapter members past and present who have contributed to my success I want to leave everyone with the idea that it's time to share your story and tell who you were when you went to War.  Don't let others tell a story that is not yours.  Let them know what life was like back then, how little life experience we had.  Although the war was unpopular, we served our country with pride. Tell Family and friends about all those we met along the way.  Some good, some bad but all our brothers.  Tell of sacrifice we share; the loss of life and explain how the War has lived in us for so many years and how it has become the filter we see the world.         2021                   During the timeframe of the Afghanistan war, I thought about returning to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit wounded Soldiers.  The best time to do this wound be Veterans Day week in Washington D.C.  The 1st Cavalry Div Association stays at a hotel for Veterans week, and this is an excellent place to assemble our team.  I knew that it would be a difficult visit and the best way was to form a team.  Edie Meeks, a nurse in an army field hospital in Vietnam, was the first person I approached.  I knew that her ability to deal with patients and hospital situations would steady the team.  Then I sought chapter members and friends who were wounded in combat, whom I knew in Washington, to join the group. On our first visit, I realize that none of us were prepared for what we were about to experience.  Even though the Soldiers were in their twenties, they seem like school-age children. We were surprised to see many female Soldiers with a few missing limbs because of many roadside bombs. All were happy to see us; some wanted to show us videos that they shot.  Others wanted to show pieces of shrapnel that were taken out of their bodies.  Others wanted to display their scars.  Most patients wanted someone to talk to.  The hospital can be a lonely place to be. Everyone seems pleased to visit with these Soldiers.  It reminds one of the sacrifices they made.  To me, it just how terrible war is and how costly the price that is paid. The New York-New Jersey Chapter will hold its Fall Meeting on Oct 16, 2021, at the Ridgefield park Elks Lodge in Ridgefield Park NJ. Check out the Facebook page for updates.

    Bob Arbasetti, president 

  • North Carolina Tarheel Chapter

      Chapter meets 2nd Saturday of March, June, September, and December Contact Don Gibson dtbjgibson@gmail.com for membership information. On February 1992 eight veterans of the First Cavalry Division met at the Harnett Country Library. They voted to form an N.C. Chapter. The members were Robert Lloyd, Joe Carpenter, Sam Cope, Bob Cox, James Hall, E.L. Vowtaw, Ben Wilkinson, and Harry Zoldak. The NC Chapter held its first meeting in Lillington on April 25, 1992. Forty-one members were present. Officers elected were President: Robert Llyod, Vice President: Bob Cox, Treasurer: James Hall, and Secretary: Harry Zoldak. We were presented our chapter charter at the 45th Reunion in Billings, Montana, August 8, 1992. Meetings are March, June, September December. Next Meeting is June 1 to allow for the Ft Hood Reunion. We meet in different places. We have a Facebook page for Chapter information. [rl_gallery id="4781"]Facebook: 1st Cavalry Division Association North Carolina Chapter

  • Northwest

    Seattle, WA

    3 March 2022 As we closely monitor world events and the pandemic, we, the 1st Cavalry Division Association, Northwest Chapter are planning events for 2022.  If you are interested in attending any of our events, joining our Chapter, please visit our Facebook page for more information or send us an email:                                      
    Reminder, you are invited to our Virtual General Membership Meeting, Saturday, 12 noon, June 5, 2021, via Teams due to COVID-19.   To join our Virtual Meeting, please click on the following link approximately 10 minutes early so that we can start on time.  Be advised, I recommend that you click on the link upon receipt to ensure you do not have issues at the meeting time; once, you confirm that you are able to connect. For your convenience, I will send another link on the morning of the meeting.   To join the meeting on your computer or mobile app; <Click Here> or copy and paste the following link into your browser è https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NGZiNGM1ZjYtMDM2Ny00Y2Y4LWIwZDAtZDM3ODM0NTlmMTVi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2258d883a6-3bc1-4cb5-8574-9cb994e6ba0e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d8038982-8bf0-4aff-9bb4-f698d3d89575%22%7d   If you have any questions or concerns, please email me as soon as possible so that I can assist you in resolving your issue.   Sincerely,     William Al Jackson Treasurer | Newsletter Editor & Publisher 1st Cavalry Division Association, Northwest Chapter Our board members for 2020 - 2022 are:
    President – Gail Porter
    Vice President – Clayton Waldron
    Secretary – William Jackson
    Treasurer – William Jackson
    Chaplain – Doug Coles
    Current General Membership (1st Saturday; Bi-Monthly (February, April, June, August – Membership Appreciation / Drive Summer Picnic/BBQ, October, December – Christmas Dinner Party)) Meeting Location (click below link for directions) Carrs Restaurant, 11006 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 unless otherwise announced

  • Sheridans Cavalry

    3 March 2022:

    2022 Meeting dates –  March 12 /  May 14 / Picnic August 6 / October 8 /  Christmas Party December 3 – meetings and events are typically held at the Roselle American Legion Post #1084, 322 East Maple Ave., Roselle, IL 60172.

        Taken from Facebook page:

    Sheridan's Chapter 1st Cavalry Division

    6/29/2021 Our Charter Member and Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch paid a virtual visit with about 27  -  8th grade students at Elwood School, Elwood Illinois. The students were able to read about Lynch before the meeting and to write questions regarding his experiences.  The students were engaged and appreciated hearing his presentation regarding  his military experiences with the 1st Cavalry Division. The Chapter Annual Picnic scheduled for August 7th at the Roselle American Legion Post. Our Oct 9th Membership Meeting is scheduled at the Italian American Veterans Museum in Stone Park. The Sheridan Chapter cordially invites  any one 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 one of our future events. Respectfully submitted Terry Hodous 773.445.1213   6/24/2021 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.
    March 2021:             2021 Meeting dates remaining – May 8  /  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.

    Contact Terry Hodous POC at us67-hodo@outlook.com or 773.445.1213 for additional information regarding membership or attending one of our future events.    

     

    Respectfully submitted Terry Hodous 773.445.1213

    If you need more information look us up on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sheridans-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-171693392933659/, or e-mail us67-hodo@outlook.com.

  • Southeastern Colorado

    Las Animas, CO

    Meets 1st Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in LaJunta, CO. For more information about our chapter please contact our POC John Campos e-mail: campos@centurytel.net.  You can also visit our webpage, www.firstcavalry.net.

  • Walter H. Westman Northland

    Minneapolis, MN

    3 March 2022   The Fall meeting of the Walter Westman Northland Chapter was held at VFW Post # 4847 St. Cloud Mn.with a business meeting and lunch. The group then moved to the St. Cloud Regional Airport for a special tour and visit to the home base of  B Company 1st General Support Aviation Battalion,Minnesota Army National Guard CW5 Jason Wright gave the group an informative and closeup look of the UH 60 Black Hawk and CH 47 Chinook Inventory and support mission overview of deployment to Kuwait and Iraq. CW5 Wright is the son of the Northland Treasurer Jim Wright. [envira-gallery id="5601"] Meets quarterly at different location. Call, write or e-mail for meeting information. POC:  James Wright (763)-757-7140 12781 Able St. NE, Blaine, MN  55434 E-mail:  1stCav-MN@comcast.net https://www.facebook.com/Walter-H-Westman-Northland-Chapter-1st-Cavalry-Division-Association-360786024233/    

  • William A. Richardson National Capitol Region Chapter

    Alexandria, VA

    5 May 2022   We met in January and wished each other Happy New Year and in Feb we said goodbye to COL Fred Barrett. Below is a picture of Uncle Fred’s Daughters and Son with me and Aunt Gladys. L to R: me, Kathy Peters (Dallas, TX), ALICE Feeley (Arlington, VA) Aunt Gladys, Gale Barrow (Savannah, GA), Fred lll (Falls Church, VA) In March, we had an excellent presentation given by Mr. Brad Garrett, retired FBI. Brad spoke on DOMESTIC TERRORISM to include:

    • Extremist groups have been part of this country (quick discussion of KKK founding, how it has gone up and down, now other groups have similar views); Timothy McVeigh; Sen Joseph McCarthy; John Birch Society
    Current state of right-wing extremist groups and how under President Trump they became empowered, grown in numbers have tremendous influence over a significant part of our population  
    • Why are people attracted to extremist groups/conspiracy theories; what can be done to reduce this line of thinking.
      Our guest speaker in April was Christopher M. Smith, foreign service officer at the Department of State, speaking about his recently published book, Ukraine's Revolt, Russia's Revenge: an eyewitness account by a U.S. diplomat of Russia’s brazen attempt to undo the democratic revolution in Ukraine. Chris is currently a student at National Defense University's College of Information and Cyberspace.In In May, our speakers will be Henry “Rocky” Colavita.  Rocky retired from the Army in 1983, completing 20 years.  He is known for his highly successful ambush tactics as CO, D/2/8 Cav, 1968-69. Carlos Collat.  Carlos retired from the Army after a 30 year career.  Carlos served in 2/8 Cav - just after Rocky’s time there.  Carlos also was a pilot in the 229th Assault Helo Bn, flying Combat Assaults. Rocky will be the “main” speaker and focus on highly successful ambush tactics.  Carlos will support Rock’s talk with his own experiences.  Both men are extremely proud to have served in ICAV We are, currently, working our schedule for the summer months and will announce it later. If you are interested in joining the Chapter, please feel to contact me, via phone 703-220-5322 or via email, enrussell@msn.com. Also we are doing a live presentation for those who come to the American Legion and doing ZOOM for those staying home. Join us.     December 2021 The Chapter Zoomed into 2021 and is never looking back.  We are ready to get to the new normal and to resume having breakfast together and enjoying each other’s company.  We met in January and wished each other Happy New Year.  February, we had an excellent presentation given by Mr. Brad Garrett, retired FBI. Brad spoke on Domestic Terrorism to include:  Extremist groups have been part of this country (quick discussion of KKK founding, how it has gone up and down, now other groups have similar views), Timothy McVeigh, Sen Joseph McCarthy, John Birch Society; Current state of right-wing extremist groups and how under President Trump they became empowered, grown in numbers have tremendous influence over a significant part of our population; Why are people attracted to extremist groups/conspiracy theories; what can be done to reduce this line of thinking. We are, currently, working our schedule for March and April and will announce it later.  If you are interested in joining the Chapter, please feel to contact me, via phone 703-220-5322 or via email, <enrussell@msn.com>.   Meets 3rd Saturday of the month January - April and September - October 0900 at the American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield VA.  Breakfast available prior to start of meeting.  June meeting is at WRAMC and November meeting is at the Association Veterans Day gathering. For more information e-mail Gene Russell at enrussell@msn.com.  

Highlights - CTA

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 […]

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Public Request for Division Assets (Band/Horse Cav Detachment/Honor Guard)

Need to request a Division asset: the Band, Horse CAV Detachment, or Honor Guard? Fill out the provided DD Form 2536 and email it to: SFC Kristin M. Chandler at usarmy.hood.1-cd.mbx.1cd-division-comrel@mail.mil.  If you have any questions about filling out the form call SFC Chandler at 254-288-2601. DD2536 Asset Request Form