108th Cavalry Regiment

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108th Cavalry Regiment
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coat of arms
Active 1 June 1921 to Present
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Role Reconnaissance and Surveillance
Size Regiment
Nickname Roughriders {1st Squadron}
Geronimo {2nd Squadron}
Renegades {3rd Squadron}
Patron Saint George
Motto "Come What Will"
Colors Yellow
Decorations None
Battle honours Civil War {CSA}
Indian Wars
1916 Mexican Expedition
World War I
World War II
Iraqi Campaign (OIF III, OIF IX, Operation New Dawn)
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia 108th Cavalry Regiment DUI.svg
U.S. Cavalry Regiments
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The 108th Cavalry Regiment is a Regiment of the Georgia Army National Guard and the Louisiana Army National Guard respectively

Lineage[edit]

The 108th Cavalry was constituted 1 June 1921, assigned to the 23rd Cavalry Division, allotted to the National Guard of the States of Georgia and Louisiana, and organized from new and existing units as follows:

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106th Field Signal Battalion, Major C.W. Saso, commanding, Camp Wheeler, Ga., 9 February 1918

  • Troop C, 1st Separate Squadron, Georgia Cavalry at Atlanta, Georgia
    • organized 31 March 1883 as Governor’s Horse Guard
    • redesignated 25 January 1890 as Troop B, 1st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry
    • redesignated 3 October 1899 as Troop L, 1st Georgia Cavalry
    • redesignated Troop L, 2d Squadron, Georgia Cavalry, 3 December 1907
    • mustered into Federal service 16 July 1916 and stationed at El Paso
    • redesignated 20 October 1917 as 106th Train Headquarters and Military Police, 31st Division
    • demobilized 14 January 1919 at Camp Gordon, Georgia
    • reorganized and Federally recognized 31 May 1921 as Troop C, 1st Separate Squadron, Georgia Cavalry)
    • redesignated Troop C, 2 November 1921
  • Headquarters, 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry at Jennings Louisiana
    • organized and Federally recognized 4 May 1922)
    • redesignated Headquarters, 2d Squadron, 21 June 1922 Troop A, 108th Cavalry at Bogalusa, Louisiana
    • organized 22 January 1913 as Company G, 1st Regiment, Louisiana Infantry
    • mustered into Federal service 25 June 1916 at Camp Stafford, Louisiana, for Mexican border duty
    • mustered out 25 September 1916 at Camp Stafford
    • mustered into Federal service 10 April 1917 at Camp Nicholls, Louisiana
    • broken up 29 October 1917 and personnel assigned to Companies E, F, G and H, 154th Infantry and Company D, 1 14th Engineers, 39th Division
    • demobilized 23 January 1919 at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana
    • reorganized and Federally recognized 27 November 1920 as Troop A, Louisiana Cavalry
    • redesignated 24 April 1922 as Troop A, 108th Cavalry)
    • redesignated Troop E, 108th Cavalry, 21 June 1922.
  • Troop B, 108th Cavalry at Jennings, Louisiana
    • organized 25 November 1902 as 3d Troop, Louisiana Cavalry and attached to 1st Battalion, Louisiana Infantry
    • assigned to 1st Squadron, Louisiana Cavalry 6 December 1904
    • redesignated 25 April 1908 as Troop B, 1st Squadron, Louisiana Cavalry
    • redesignated 31 December 1914 as 2d Separate Troop, Louisiana Cavalry
    • mustered into Federal service 28 June 1916 at Camp Stafford for Mexican border duty and stationed at Donna, Texas
    • redesignated 1st Separate Troop, Louisiana Cavalry, 6 July 1916, mustered out 6 October 1916 at Camp Stafford
    • Mustered into Federal service 1 April 1917 at Camp Nicholls
    • Redesignated Headquarters Troop, 42d Division in August 1917
    • demobilized 10 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey
    • reorganized and Federally recognized 2 August 1921 as Troop B, 1st Louisiana Cavalry
    • redesignated 24 April 1922 as Troop B 108th Cavalry), redesignated Troop F, 10 August 1922
  • Troop C, 108th Cavalry at Franklinton, Louisiana (organized and federally recognized 17 December 1921), redesignated Troop G, 21 June 1922. Reorganized 15 March 1929 as a three-squadron regiment with elements at locations as follows:
    • Regimental Headquarters reorganized at Hinesville, Georgia.
      • 1st Squadron reorganized with Headquarters and Troop B at Hinesville and Troop A at Savannah, Georgia.
      • 2d Squadron reorganized with Headquarters and Troop E at Bogalusa and Troop F at Franklinton, Louisiana.
      • 3d Squadron organized and Federally recognized 15 March 1929 with Headquarters and Troop I at New Orleans and Troop K at Jennings, Louisiana.
    • Relieved from the 23rd Cavalry Division (United States) and broken up in October 1940 with elements consolidated, converted and redesignated as follows:
      • Headquarters Troop at New Orleans redesignated 6 October 1940 as Headquarters Battery, 105th Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery Antiaircraft).
      • Machine Gun Troop at Atlanta redesignated 12 October 1940 as Battery C, 101st Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).
      • Headquarters, First Squadron at Hinesville redesignated 12 October 1940 as Headquarters, 101st Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).
      • Troop A at Savannah redesignated 12 October 1940 as Battery A, 101st Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).
      • Troop B at Hinesville redesignated 12 October 1940 as Battery B, 101st Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).
      • Headquarters, 2d Squadron at New Orleans consolidated with Headquarters, 23d Cavalry Division (organized and federally recognized 18 October 1939) and Headquarters, 55th Cavalry Brigade (organized and Federally recognized 20 May 1936), reorganized and redesignated 6 October 1940 as Headquarters, 105th Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).
      • Troop E at Bogalusa redesignated 6 October 1940 as Battery C, 105th Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).
      • Troop F at Franklinton redesignated 6 October 1940 as Battery D, 105th Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).
      • Headquarters, 3d Squadron at New Orleans consolidated 6 October 1940 with Headquarters, 105th Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).
      • Troop I at New Orleans redesignated 6 October 1940 as Battery A, 105th Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).
      • Troop K at Jennings redesignated 6 October 1940 as Antitank Company, 156th Infantry Medical Department Detachment at New Orleans reorganized 12 October 1940 to form Medical Department Detachments, 101st and 105th Separate Battalions, Coast Artillery (Antiaircraft).

2d Squadron (RSTA), 108th Cavalry Regiment (LA ARNG) was mobilized on 5 January 2010 for deployment as part of the 256th IBCT.

Coat of arms[edit]

The 108th Cavalry Regiment has its own Coat of Arms approved by the United States Army Institute of Heraldry on 3 July 1934, composed of the following:

Campaign streamers[edit]

Present day[edit]

  • Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 3–108 CAV, in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Troop A, 3–108 CAV, in Douglasville, Georgia
  • Troop B, 3–108 CAV, at Clay Army National Guard Center in Marietta, Georgia
  • Troop C (LRS), 3–108th Cavalry, in Atlanta, Georgia (formed from the personnel and equipment of Co H (LRS), 121st Infantry)
  • 165th Quartermaster Company (Light Airdrop Supply) is attached to provide parachute rigger support.

Commanders[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "108th Cavalry Regiment".

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