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1st Battalion

5th Cavalry Regiment

Unit History





Campaign Participation Credits

The indomitable fighting spirit of those warriors on horseback remains very much a part of the lore and soul of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

Only time and fate knows the future of peace, wars and the new missions that the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division may be called on to perform. In any situation, they stand ready and can look to its combat record with justifiable pride and hard earned satisfaction. All of the tasks have been tough and they have been done well.

The 173 streamers attached to the Army Flag staff denote campaigns fought by the Army throughout our nation's history. Each streamer (2 3/4 inches wide and 4 feet long) is embroidered with the designation of a campaign and the year(s) in which it occurred. The identification colors of the streamer is identical to the color design of the campaign ribbon authorized for service in that particular theater of war.

The concept of campaign streamers came to prominence in the Civil War when Army organizations embroidered the names of battles on their organizational colors. This was discontinued in 1890, when units were authorized to place silver bands, engraved with the names of battles, around the staffs of their organizational colors. When American Expedition Forces Units in World War I were unable to obtain silver bands, General Pershing authorized the use of small ribbons bearing the names of the World War I operations. In 1921 all color-bearing Army organizations were authorized to use the large campaign streamers currently displayed.

The following campaign streamers have been earned by the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in service for their country.




5th Cavalry Regiment



Indian Wars

Commanches

Apaches

Little Big Horn

Nez Perces

Bannocks

Cheyennes

Utes

Texas 1856

Texas 1860

Oklahoma 1858

Oklahoma 1859

Arizona 1872

Arizona 1874



Civil War

Bull Run

Peninsula

Antietam

Fredericksburg

Chancellorsville

Gettysburg

Wilderness

Spotsylvania

Cold Harbor

Petersburg

Shenandoah

Appomattox

Virginia 1861

Virginia 1862

Virginia 1863

Virginia 1864

Maryland 1863



Philippine Insurrection

Streamer without inscription



Mexican Expedition

Mexico 1916 - 1917



World War II - Pacific Theater

New Guinea

Bismarck Archipelago with arrowhead

Leyte with arrowhead

Luzon



Korean War

UN Defensive

UN Offensive

CCF Intervention

First UN CounterOffensive

CCF Spring Offensive

UN Summer-Fall Offensive

Second Korean Winter

Third Korean Winter



Vietnam

Defense

CounterOffensive

CounterOffensive, Phase II

CounterOffensive, Phase III

Tet CounterOffensive

CounterOffensive, Phase IV

CounterOffensive, Phase V

CounterOffensive, Phase VI

Tet/69 CounterOffensive

Summer-Fall 1969

Winter-Spring 1970

Sanctuary CounterOffensive

CounterOffensive, Phase VII

Consolidation I

Consolidation II

Cease-Fire



Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Defense of Saudi Arabia

Liberation of Kuwait





1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment



Indian Wars

Commanches

Apaches

Little Big Horn

Nez Perces

Bannocks

Cheyennes

Utes

Texas 1856

Texas 1860

Oklahoma 1858

Oklahoma 1859

Arizona 1872

Arizona 1874



Civil War

Bull Run

Peninsula

Antietam

Fredericksburg

Chancellorsville

Gettysburg

Wilderness

Spotsylvania

Cold Harbor

Petersburg

Shenandoah

Appomattox

Virginia 1861

Virginia 1862

Virginia 1863

Virginia 1864

Maryland 1863



War with Spain

Puerto Rico



Mexican Expedition

Mexico 1916 - 1917



World War II - Pacific Theater

New Guinea

Bismarck Archipelago with arrowhead

Leyte with arrowhead

Luzon



Korean War

UN Defensive

UN Offensive

CCF Intervention

First UN CounterOffensive

CCF Spring Offensive

UN Summer-Fall Offensive

Second Korean Winter

Third Korean Winter



Vietnam

Defense

CounterOffensive

CounterOffensive, Phase II

CounterOffensive, Phase III

Tet CounterOffensive

CounterOffensive, Phase IV

CounterOffensive, Phase V

CounterOffensive, Phase VI

Tet/69 CounterOffensive

Summer-Fall 1969

Winter-Spring 1970

Sanctuary CounterOffensive

CounterOffensive, Phase VII



Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Defense of Saudi Arabia

Liberation of Kuwait

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