14th Cavalry Regiment, US Army
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14TH CAVALRY REGIMENT, US ARMY
History : Constituted 2 February 1901 as 14th Cavalry. Organized 19 February 1901 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Inactivated 15 July 1942 at Fort Riley, KS. Personnel and Equipment transferred to 14th Armor Regiment. Headquarters, Headquarters Troop and Service Troop, 14th Cavalry reorganized and redesignated 12 July 1943 as Headquarters Troop, 14th Cavalry Group. Concurrently, activated at Fort Lewis, Washington. Mechanized 21 December 1943. Remainder of 14th Cavalry disbanded 26 October 1944. Converted and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 14th Constabulary Regiment. Converted and redesignated 20 December 1948 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Concurrently disbanded elements of the 14th Cavalry Regiment, and activated in Europe. 14th Armor Regiment broken up, reorganized and redesignated 9 October as 14th and 711th Tank Battalions. Both was consolidated with 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment 8 January 1951.
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield : Or, a bend azure between a Moro kris palewise point up sable, and a rattlesnake coiled to strike proper
Crest : On a wreath of the colors a dexter arm embowed habited azure, the ahnd gloved in a buckskin gauntlet proper
Grasping a staff erect sable barbed or, therefrom a standard flotant of the last charged with a horseshoe heels upward
encircling the Arabic numeral "14" in black.
Motto : Suivez Moi (Follow me)
The Shield is yellow for Cavalry and the blue Bend is in the Colour of the Uniform at the Time the Regiment's formation (1901). The Kris symbolizes action against the Moros on the Philippines. Service along the Border with Mexico is indicated by the Rattlesnake.
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Literature: Armor-Cavalry Historical Services Division Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army.