13th Cavalry Regiment, US Army
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13TH CAVALRY REGIMENT, US ARMY
History: Constituted 2 February 1901 as 13th Cavalry. Organized 1 May 1901 at Fort Meade, South Dakota.
Mechanized 26 September 1936 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Redesignated 15 July 1940 as 13th Armored Regiment.
Broken up 20 July 1944 to form 13th and 4th Tank Battalions and Troop D, 81st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron,
Mechanized. In 1957 they Redesignated as 13th Cavalry.
Badge : Two cavalry sabres in saltire proper. over all a sun in splendour or charged with the numerals "13" sable
On a scroll or suspended from the hilts of the sabres the motto "It Shall Be Done" sable.
All wihtin a wreath of cactus on dexter side, palm on the sinister side, proper
The 13th Cavalry Regiment has not got a Coat of Arms just a Badge. The Sun is taken from the Flag of South Dakota, where the Regiment was organized at Fort Meade in 1901. The Wreath symbolozes service in the Philippines and along the Mexican Border in 1916. The Sabres indicate Cavalry and the Number the Regimental Number. ___________________________________________________________
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Literature: Armor-Cavalry Historical Services Division Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army.