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

      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

  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

                             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

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

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

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

                        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

                       
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

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

  [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

  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

          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

      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

                                 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

    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

    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

    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

                            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

                           
    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

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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

      [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

      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 […]

Special Annoucements

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