A furious battle over the islands ensued. In the end, air superiority and command of the sea allowed the Allies to heavily reinforce their position on Los Negros. The 1st Cavalry Division could then overrun the islands. The campaign officially ended on 18 May The Allied victory completed the isolation of the major Japanese base at Rabaul that was the ultimate objective of the Allied campaigns of and Hofmann, George F. Hutcheson, Lt.
XVI, No. Kail, William E. Krohn, Charles A. Maclean, John A. McKenny, Janice E. Merrill, James M. Morrison Samuel E. Philbrick, Jack F.
Phillips, J. Raines, Edgar F. Rogers, 1st Lt, Charles A. Rodenbough, T.
Savage, James W. Schubart, Frank N. Scott, Gorden C. Shane, Jerry W. Shelby, Stanton L.
Silver, Col. Ret Benjamin S.
Tolson, John J. Ullom, Gary L. Utley, Robert M. Voyles, James A. Walker, Harold D.
Hood, TX 16 September Hood, TX 14 January Hood, TX 17 September Hood, TX 12 July Hood, TX 09 June Hood, TX 06 February Hood, TX 07 February Hood, TX 16 June Hood, TX 24 June Hood, TX 15 July Hood, TX 03 July Hood, TX 23 June Hood, TX 14 June Hood, TX 22 May On November 29, the Cav in turn regained the titles of its historical units: Infantry was redesignated Cavalry, Armor became Cavalry, and Field Artillery took the title Field Artillery. On December 16, , other 1st Cavalry Division units redesignated to accomplish the realignments for historical purposes.
In August of , the reflagging actions were completed when the 2nd Armored Division's 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry was reflagged the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, which was assigned to the First Team's 3rd Greywolf Brigade. Following its reorganization, the division became the Army's largest division and only armored contingency force, ready to deploy anywhere in the world on a moment's notice. Since then, elements of the First Team have returned to Kuwait no less than three times -- as part of a ten-year training agreement between the U.
Meanwhile, the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California remains a mainstay of training for the division which deploys brigades there three times a year. Here they have 1, square miles for maneuver training against the best trained opposing force in the world. More recently, the 1st Cavalry Division was selected to assume the mission of "Task Force Eagle," conducting peace support operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
On 16 April , the decision to send the First Team on this unique and challenging mission was announced. Cavalry is alive and well in the 1st Cavalry Division. The "First Team" remains ready to fight anywhere, anytime, and win. Training, maintaining readiness and staying on the leading edge of today's technology continue to be priorities, while the First Team takes great strides to preserve its pride filled heritage and to live the legend its forefathers created.
In Truth, I started out with the intention of keeping this page current. In the intervening years with the multiple combat deployments to Gulf War II and Afghanistan, I find it beyond my meager resources to document the recent history. And now as of , there is the potential for additional combat deployments; as world events are even more ominous than before.
Therefore, I will leave Current History to someone who has a current perspective. Reader, would you be that person? The 5th, 7th and 8th Cavalry Regiments were retained and the 12th Cavalry Regiment was deactivated.
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