134th Cavalry Regiment (United States)

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134th Cavalry Regiment
134TH CAVALRY COA.jpeg
Coat of arms
Active 1855
Country  United States
Allegiance Nebraska
Branch Nebraska Army National Guard
Type Cavalry
Size Regiment
Nickname(s) "First Nebraska"
Motto(s) "Lah We Lah His" (The Strong, The Brave)
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Butler B. Miltonberger
Insignia
DUI 134 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg
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The 134th Cavalry Regiment (formerly 134th Infantry) is a cavalry regiment in the Army National Guard.

Lineage[edit]

Organized in 1855 from independent militia companies of the Nebraska Territory as the 1st and 2nd Regiments, Nebraska Militia, commanded by Brigadier General John M. Thayer.

  • Reorganized in part at Omaha, Nebraska Territory as 1st Regiment Nebraska Volunteer Infantry (Two Companies organized from volunteers of Iowa), Col. John M. Thayer, and mustered into Federal service 11 June 1861.

Redesignated 1st Nebraska Cavalry 5 November 1863.

  • Consolidated with 1st Battalion Nebraska Veteran Cavalry (organized 23 October 1862 at Omaha, Mustered out 4 September 1863, and reorganized 14 January 1864 as 1st Battalion Nebraska Veteran Cavalry). and redesignated 1st Nebraska Cavalry Veteran Volunteers 18 July 1865.
  • Mustered out of Federal service 1 July 1866 at Omaha.
  • reorganized as independent companies until 1875.
  • Consolidated and redesignated the 1st Regiment Nebraska National Guard, 13 July 1881,
  • Mustered into Federal service as 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry 9 May 1898 at Lincoln.
  • Mustered out of Federal service 23 August 1899 at San Francisco.
  • reorganized in Nebraska 11 June 1900 as 1st Infantry Regiment (NNG).
  • consolidated with the 2nd Infantry Regiment and reorganized as the 4th and 5th Infantry Regiments 1 April 1913.
  • 4th and 5th Infantry Regiments mustered into Federal service 3 July 1916 for Mexican Border
  • Mustered out of Federal service 21 February 1917.
  • Mustered into Federal service 15 July 1917.
  • reorganized and redesignated as the 134th Infantry Regiment 1 October 1917, part of the 67th Brigade, 34th Division.
  • Demobilized 18 February 1919 at Camp Grant (Illinois)
  • Reorganized as 1st Infantry regiment (NNG) 1920
  • Redesignated 134th Infantry Regiment 22 June 1921
  • Inducted into Federal service 23 December 1940 at Omaha as an element of the 35th Infantry Division (United States).
  • Inactivated 21 November 1945 at Camp Breckinridge, Ky.
  • Relieved from 35th Division and transferred to 34th Infantry Division 19 June 1946

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Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

  • Description

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per chevron Azure and Argent, in chief the Katipunan sun in splendor and an olla Or charged with a bull skull Gules, in base a mound Vert a palm tree Proper entwined with a snake of the fifth. Attached below a Gold scroll inscribed "LAH WE LAH HIS" in Blue letters.

  • Symbolism

The shield is Argent (white) and Azure (blue), the colors of the Infantry and the original designation of the unit. The Katipunan sun represents the Philippine Insurrection, and the palm tree the Spanish–American War service. The olla is made gold to comply with heraldic rules, and denotes the World War I service of the organization in the 34th Division. The snake symbolizes the Mexican Border service.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 134th Infantry Regiment on 1 December 1932. It was redesignated for the 134th Cavalry Regiment with the description and symbolism updated on 22 August 2006.

Coat of arms[edit]

  • Blazon
    • Shield- Per chevron Azure and Argent, in chief the Katipunan sun in splendor and an olla Or charged with a bull skull Gules, in base a mound Vert a palm tree Proper entwined with a snake of the fifth.
    • Crest- That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Nebraska Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure an ear of corn in full ear partially husked Proper.
    • Motto: LAH WE LAH HIS (The Brave).
  • Symbolism
    • Shield- The shield is Argent (white) and Azure (blue), the colors of the Infantry and the original designation of the unit. The Katipunan sun represents the Philippine Insurrection, and the palm tree the Spanish–American War service. The olla is made gold to comply with heraldic rules, and denotes the World War I service of the organization in the 34th Division. The snake symbolizes the Mexican Border service.
    • Crest- The crest is that of the Nebraska Army National Guard.
  • Background- The coat of arms was originally approved for the 134th Infantry Regiment on 11 July 1938. It was redesignated for the 134th Cavalry Regiment with the symbolism of the shield updated on 22 August 2006.

Campaign streamers[edit]

Indian wars
  • Dakota 1863
  • Nebraska 1864-1865
  • Colorado 1865
  • Pine Ridge

Civil War

War with Spain

  • Manilia

Philippine Insurrection

  • Manilia
  • Malolos

World War I

  • without inscription

World War II

  • Aleutians (2nd Battalion)
  • Normandy
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe

Enduring Freedom

  • Kuwait
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • IRAQ
  • Afghanistan

Decorations[edit]

  • DUC embroidered BASTOGNE
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm embroidered ST. LO
  • Company C entitled to DUC embroidered HABKIRCHEN
  • HHC and Medical Detachment entitled to MUC embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER
  • Service Company entitled to Two MUC embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER
  • MUC - 15 November 2010 – 20 July 2011 - Afghanistan - attached to 2/34 IBCT IA ARNG

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