3RD BATTALION, 5TH ARMORED CAVALRY, 9 INF DIV
Army Of The United States
10 December 1946 - 18 April 1969
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You are absolutely the best Indian I've ever known. Your fearlessness and fearsomeness was a badge of pride and honor that all soldiers could identify with. It was truly a mark left on my life as well as so many others, and I want everyone who visits this wonderful memorial to know that.
You probably know already that those that took your life paid a huge price later. We tracked them down and got revenge for what they did to you guys. But that wouldn't make you happy, you were a kind and gentle man, in actuality. And you are missed so much!! So much...
Peace to you, Chief, long and proud will your memory live. I promise you that.
9TH INFANTRY DIVISION
The 3rd/5th Cavalry was dismounted in February, 1943, and re-organized under Infantry Tables of
Organization and Equipment. It was re-organized wholly as Infantry in July, 1945, but retained its
Cavalry designation. After Korea, the 3rd/5th Cavalry was de-activated in 1958. In 1966, it was
activated for duty with the 9th Infantry Division "Old Reliables". Upon arrival, the Black Knights
joined in the Division's first major contact of the war -- Operation Colby in 1967.
A memorial from his Brother In Arms,|
11 May 2001
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)