113th CAVALRY GROUP "RED HORSE"

 

 


Yellow is the color traditionally associated with Cavalry. The "red horse," symbolizing the popular name of the regiment, is in a rampant position to denote aggressiveness and is bridled to indicate discipline. The prickly pear cactus represents service on the Mexican Border and the fleur-de-lis signifies service in France during World War I of the original 113th Cavalry.
 

 
ACTIVATED
6 February 1944, Hampshire, England ( former Headquarters, 113th Cavalry Regiment )
 
 
ARRIVAL EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO)
January 1944
 
 
ARRIVAL CONTINENT (FRANCE)
First elements 7 June 1944 ( D + 1 )
Entire Group 29 June 1944 ( D + 23 )
 
 
COMMANDING OFFICER (ETO)
 
  ( February 1944 -  November 1945 )  
   
  Col. William S. Biddle  
     
   
 
 
COMPOSITION
 
113th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (active)
125th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (active)
 
 

 CAMPAIGNS (ETO)

 
  NORMANDY ( 6 June 1944 - 24 July 1944 ) (active)
  NORTHERN FRANCE ( 25 July 1944 - 14 September 1944 ) (active)
  RHINELAND ( 15 September 1944 - 21 March 1945 ) (active)
  ARDENNES-ALSACE ( 16 December 1944 - 25 January 1945 ) * (active)
  CENTRAL EUROPE  ( 22 March 1945 - 11 May 1945 ) (active)
 

* Troop B, 125th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron ( Mechanized ) only

 

ARRIVAL BACK IN THE UNITED STATES

20 October 1945, Boston, Port of Embarkation

 

 

  UNIT HISTORY (active)
 

 

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