14th Cavalry monument planned for Fort Benning

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

This rendering shows the memorial monument the 14th Cavalry Association plans to build near the new National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia. (Courtesy image)

The 14th Cavalry Association
News Release

FORT BENNING, Georgia — The 14th Cavalry Association is raising money to build a memorial monument for the “Suivez Moi” regiment near the new National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Museum, here.

The memorial monument would honor 14th Cavalry Regiment’s almost 100-year history, which includes combat campaigns in the Philippines, patrols along the Texas-Mexico border, security missions in the U.S. Northwest, battles in the Pacific and European theaters of World War II, a 28-year patrol of the German east-west border in the Fulda Gap during the Gold War, and seven combat tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan over a span of nine years by its squadrons of the 21st century.

Among the Troopers who have proudly served this nation are a Medal of Honor recipient and 25 Soldiers who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The monument was designed over the course of three years by active duty and retired members of the 14th Cavalry Regiment and includes a post-9/11 guidon that highlights the regiment’s combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 25 Troopers who died in battle in those countries, and the missions and organizations of its squadrons at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

The monument is sponsored by the 14th Cavalry Association, a nonprofit organization of veteran and active duty Troopers of the 14th Cavalry Regiment’s current squadrons and other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

A dedication ceremony for the monument is scheduled for Oct. 18, 2018, near the National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Museum in Fort Benning. It will occur in conjunction with the annual Regimental Reunion of the 14th Cavalry Association on Oct. 16-18, 2018, at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Columbus, Georgia.

To make a donation, visit www.14cav.org or call or email Max Whipps at (503) 290-9991 or opscen@14cav.org.

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