8th Cavalry Regiment
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"Honor and Courage"





The Army did not begin a formal program for determining lineage and honors until the 1920s. Before that time, considerable confusion existed within the Army about the accepted procedures and methods for determining the prior history of units and their entitlement to battle honors. With the demobilization of the Army following World War I, many distinguished units were lost from the rolls. To avert such problems in the future, the Historical Section of the Army War College assumed responsibility for maintaining historical information about Army units: thus lineage work began.

Today the Force Structure and Unit History Branch continues the work begun by the Historical Section of the Army War College. The branch maintains historical information on active and inactive units in all components - Regular Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard, and prepares official Lineage and Honors Certificates. On the basis of research in primary and secondary material, the certificates outline the major organizational changes undergone by the unit and provide a list of the official battle honors (campaign credit and decorations) that the unit has earned. The information contained on the certificates is reformatted for publication in the Army Lineage Series

While it would take a book to recount the rich history brought about by the changes of each unit in the 8th Cavalry Regiment, an overall look at the major reorganizational elements of the Regimental Lineage presents a picture of an organization that was accustomed to fighting and brought strength from change.



8th Cavalry Regiment
Lineage

28 July 1866; Constituted in the Regular Army as the 8th Cavalry Regiment.

21 September 1866; Organized at Angel Island, California, Colonel John R.Gregg, commanding.

1883; Cavalry Companies officially designated as Troops.

December 1917; 8th Cavalry assigned to the 15th Cavalry Division.

11 May 1918; 8th Cavalry relieved from the 15th Cavalry Division.

13 September 1921; Assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

28 February 1943; Dismounted.

04 December 1943; Reorganized partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment.

20 July 1945; Reorganized wholly as infantry, but retained cavalry designations.

25 March 1949; Reorganized with troops designated as companies

15 October 1957; Relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division and reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System.

16 February 1987; Withdrawn from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental Systems with Headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas.

1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment
Lineage

28 July 1866; Constituted in the Regular Army as Company "A", 8th Cavalry Regiment.

20 September 1866; Organized at Presido of San Francisco, California.

1883; Cavalry Companies officially designated as Troops.

December 1917; 8th Cavalry assigned to the 15th Cavalry Division.

11 May 1918; 8th Cavalry relieved from the 15th Cavalry Division.

13 September 1921; Assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

28 February 1943; Dismounted.

04 December 1943; Reorganized partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment.

20 July 1945; Reorganized wholly as infantry, but retained cavalry designations.

25 March 1949; Troop "A", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "A", 8th Cavalry.

15 October 1957; Relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

01 December 1957; Reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 8th Cavalry and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. (Organic elements constituted 15 October 1957 and activated 01 December 1957, in Korea).

01 September 1963; Reorganized and redesignated as 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry.

01 July 1965 Transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Korea to Fort Benning, Georgia and reorganized.

2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment
Lineage

28 July 1866; Constituted in the Regular Army as Company "B", 8th Cavalry Regiment.

23 October 1866; Organized at Presido of San Francisco, California.

1883; Cavalry Companies officially designated as Troops.

December 1917; 8th Cavalry assigned to the 15th Cavalry Division.

11 May 1918; 8th Cavalry relieved from the 15th Cavalry Division.

13 September 1921; Assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

28 February 1943; Dismounted.

04 December 1943; Reorganized partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment.

20 July 1945; Reorganized wholly as infantry, but retained cavalry designations.

25 March 1949; Troop "B", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "B", 8th Cavalry.

01 April 1957; Reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently consolidated with the 4th reconnaissance Company (see ANNEX 1 below); transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Japan to Fort Lewis, Washington; relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington).

01 September 1963; Reorganized and redesignated as 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry; concurrently transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Fort Lewis, Washington to United States Army, Pacific, relieved from assignment to 4th Infantry Division and assigned to 1st Cavalry Division.

01 July 1965 Transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Korea to Fort Benning, Georgia and reorganized.

28 June 1972; Inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas.

20 April 1974; Activated at Fort Hood, Texas.

16 January 1996; Former 4th Reconnaissance Company withdrawn and consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry (hereafter a separate lineage).

  [ANNEX 1 - 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment]  

20 July 1940; Constituted in the Regular Army as 4th Reconnaissance Troop and assigned to 4th Infantry Division.

01 August 1940; Activated at Fort Benning, Georgia.

10 June 1942; Reorganized and redesignated as 4th Reconnaissance Squadron.

04 August 1943; Reorganized and redesignated as follows: Troop "A", 4th Reconnaissance Squadron as 4th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized, remained assigned to 4th Infantry Division; 4th Reconnaissance Squadron (less Troop "A") as 34th Reconnaissance Squadron and relieved from assignment to 4th Infantry Division (hereafter separate lineage).

30 July 1945; 4th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized redesignated as 4th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop.

12 March 1946; Inactivated at Camp Butner, North Carolina.

06 July 1948; Redesignated as 4th Reconnaissance Company and activated at Fort Ord, California.

3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment
Lineage

28 July 1866; Constituted in the Regular Army as Company "C", 8th Cavalry Regiment.

27 October 1866; Organized at Angel Island, California.

1883; Cavalry Companies officially designated as Troops.

December 1917; 8th Cavalry assigned to the 15th Cavalry Division.

11 May 1918; 8th Cavalry relieved from the 15th Cavalry Division.

13 September 1921; Assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

01 February 1928; Troop "C", 8th Cavalry disbanded at Fort Bliss, Texas.

01 August 1940; Reconstituted and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas as an element of the 1st Cavalry Division.

28 February 1943; 8th Cavalry dismounted.

04 December 1943; Reorganized partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment.

20 July 1945; Reorganized wholly as infantry, but retained cavalry designations.

25 March 1949; Troop "C", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "C", 8th Cavalry.

01 August 1957; Reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently consolidated with the 8th Reconnaissance Company (see ANNEX 1 below); relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division, transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Japan to Germany; and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated).

01 April 1963; Reorganized and redesignated as 3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry.

16 December 1986; Inactivated in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division.

16 February 1987; Redesignated as the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, assigned to the 3rd Armored Division and activated in Germany.

15 November 1991; Inactivated in Germany and relieved from assignment to 3rd Armored Division; concurrently former 8th Reconnaissance Company withdrawn from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (hereafter a separate lineage).

16 December 1992; Assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division and activated at Fort Hood, Texas.

  [ANNEX 1 - 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment]  

07 May 1943; Constituted in the Army of the United States as 8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division.

15 May 1943; Activated at Camp Young, California.

27 August 1943; Reorganized and redesignated as 8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized.

01 November 1945; Inactivated at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

10 August 1950; Redesignated as 8th Reconnaissance Company.

17 August 1950; Activated at Fort Jackson, South Carolina as an element of the 8th Infantry Division.

4th Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment
Lineage

28 July 1866; Constituted in the Regular Army as Company "D", 8th Cavalry Regiment.

27 October 1866; Organized at Angel Island, California.

1883; Cavalry Companies officially designated as Troops.

December 1917; 8th Cavalry assigned to the 15th Cavalry Division.

11 May 1918; 8th Cavalry relieved from the 15th Cavalry Division.

13 September 1921; Assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

15 September 1921; Troop "D" inactivated at Fort Bliss, Texas and redesignated as Troop "C", 3rd Machine Gun Squadron.

01 February 1928; Disbanded.

16 November 1943; Reconstituted in the Regular Army and redesignated as Troop "D", 8th Cavalry.

04 December 1943; Activated in Australia and reorganized partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment.

25 March 1949; Troop "D" redesignated as Company "D", 8th Cavalry.

01 December 1957; Inactivated in Japan and relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division.

29 April 1959; Redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allocated to the Army Reserve and assigned to 96th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently reconstituted).

01 June 1959; Activated at Salt Lake City, Utah.

15 March 1963; Inactivated at Salt Lake City, Utah and relieved from assignment to 96th Infantry Division.

03 December 1963; Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry, redesignated as Troop "D", 8th Cavalry and assigned to 191st Infantry Brigade.

01 September 1964; Activated at Ogden, Utah.

29 February 1968; Inactivated at Ogden, Utah.

16 February 1987; Redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 8th Cavalry, withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allocated to the Regular Army; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 191st Infantry Brigade, assigned to the 3rd Armored Division and activated in Germany.

October 1991; Inactivated in Germany and relieved from the 3rd Armored Division.

5th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment
Lineage

28 July 1866; Constituted in the Regular Army as Company "E", 8th Cavalry Regiment.

27 October 1866; Organized at Angel Island, California.

1883; Cavalry Companies officially designated as Troops.

December 1917; 8th Cavalry assigned to the 15th Cavalry Division.

11 May 1918; 8th Cavalry relieved from the 15th Cavalry Division.

13 September 1921; Assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

28 February 1943; 8th Cavalry dismounted.

04 December 1943; Reorganized partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment.

20 July 1945; Reorganized wholly as infantry, but retained cavalry designations.

25 March 1949; Troop "E", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "E", 8th Cavalry.

01 December 1957: Inactivated in Japan and relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division.

31 March 1959; Redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allocated to the Army Reserve and assigned to the 63rd Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently reconstituted).

01 May 1959; Activated at San Diego, California.

01 October 1963; Reorganized and redesignated as 5th Squadron, 8th Cavalry.

31 December 1965; Inactivated at San Diego, California and relieved from assignment to 63rd Infantry Division.

6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment
Lineage

28 July 1866; Constituted in the Regular Army as Company "F", 8th Cavalry Regiment.

27 October 1866; Organized at Angel Island, California.

1883; Cavalry Companies officially designated as Troops.

December 1917; 8th Cavalry assigned to the 15th Cavalry Division.

11 May 1918; 8th Cavalry relieved from the 15th Cavalry Division.

13 September 1921; Assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

28 February 1943; 8th Cavalry dismounted.

04 December 1943; Reorganized partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment.

20 July 1945; Reorganized wholly as infantry, but retained cavalry designations.

25 March 1949; Troop "F", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "F", 8th Cavalry.

01 December 1957: Inactivated in Japan and relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division.

01 April 1968; Redesignated as "F" Troop, 8th Cavalry, assigned to the 23rd Infantry Division and activated in Vietnam.

14 February 1973; Inactivated in Vietnam and relieved from assignment to the 23rd Infantry Division.

01 July 1977; Redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently organic elements constituted.


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The history of the 8th Cavalry Regiment recorded the following significant events occurring on the dates listed.



8th Cavalry Regiment
DateLine

1866
Constituted in the Regular Army as the 8th Cavalry Regiment (28 July)
Companies "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "H", "I", "K", "L" & "M"

1866
Organized at Angel Island, California, Colonel John R. Gregg, commanding. (21 September)

1867
Whipple Barracks, Arizona Territory
Rgmt'l HQ
Nevada
Company "A"
Washington
Companies "C" & "D"
Idaho
Company "E"
Oregon
Company "F"
California
Companies "G", "H", "I", "K", "L" & "M"

1867
Fort Mojave, Arizona Territory
Company "K" (March)
Company "L" (September)
Whipple Barracks, Arizona Territory
Company "B" & "I" (April)

1868
Church-Hill Barracks, Nevada (January)
Rgmt'l HQ

1868
Camp Halleck, Nevada (May)
Rgmt'l HQ

1868
Whipple Barracks, Arizona Territory
Company "L" (March)
Fort McDowell, Arizona Territory
Company "I" (April)
Camp Willow Grove, Arizona Territory
Companies "E", "F" & "K" (April)

1868
CPL Heinrich Bertram, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (da/mo unspecified)

1868
PVT James Brophy, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (da/mo unspecified)

1868
Farrier Patrick J. Burke, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (da/mo unspecified)

1868
1st SGT James McNally, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (1868/69)

1868
SGT John Moriarity, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (1868/69)

1868
PVT Samuel Richman, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (1868/69)

1868
PVT Otto Smith, K-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (1868/69)

1868
CPL Wilbur N. Taylor, K-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (1868/69)

1868
PVT James Reed, A-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (29 April)

1868
PVT Edgar R. Aston, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (30 May)

1868
PVT William G. Cubberly, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (30 May)

1868
PVT Thomas Carroll, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT George Carter, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Charles Crandall, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Charles Daily, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
Blacksmith William Daugherty, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
CPL James Dowling, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
SGT Henry Falfott, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Daniel Farren, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT William H. Folly, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Nicholas Foran, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Charles Gardner, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Thomas H. Gay, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
SGT Patrick Golden, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT John Hall, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Clamor Heise, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Thomas P. Higgins, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT John Keenan, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Albert Knaak, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT James Lawrence, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
Bugler Thomas Little, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Bernard McBride, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
CPL James MCDonald, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Daniel McKinley, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Charles H. McVeagh, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT George W. Miller, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
SGT John O'Callaghan, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Michael O'Regan, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
SGT Lewis Phife, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT William Schaffer, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Benoni Strivson, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
CPL John A. Sutherland, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT Anfrew J. Weaher, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
SGT George G. Wortman, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1868
PVT John Kay, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (21 October)

1868
Saddler Julius Stickoffer, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (11 November)

1868
SGT Francis C. Green, K-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Winter 1868/69)

1868
CPL Jacob Gunther, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Winter 1868/69)

1868
CPL David A. Matthews, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Winter 1868/69)

1869
Fort McDowell, Arizona Territory
Company "C" (May)
Company "A" (September)
Camp Hualpai, Arizona Territory
Companies "E", "F" & "K" (May)

1869
Bugler George Gates, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (04 June)

1869
PVT Joseph Watson, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (04 June)

1869
PVT Albert Sale, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (29 June)

1869
1st SGT Sanford Bradbury, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (03 July)

1869
CPL Paul Haupt, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (03 July)

1869
CPL John J. Mitchell, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (03 July)

1869
PVT Michael Corcoran, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (25 August)

1869
SGT Cornelius Donavan, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (25 August)

1869
PVT Frank Hamilton, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (25 August)

1869
PVT Herbert Mahers, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (25 August)

1869
PVT John Moran, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (25 August)

1869
CPL Philip Murphy, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (25 August)

1869
CPL Thomas Murphy, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (25 August)

1869
CPL Edward Stanley, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (26 August)

1869
Date Creek, Arizona Territory
Company "B" (September)
Whipple Barracks, Arizona Territory
Company "D" (September)

1869
CPL George Ferrari, D-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (23 September)

1869
SGT Charles D. Harris, D-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (23 September)

1869
PVT John Walker, D-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (23 September)

1869
PVT David Goodman, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (14 October)

1869
PVT John Raerick, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (14 October)

1869
PVT John F. Rowalt, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (14 October)

1869
CPL Charles H. Dickens, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
PVT John L. Donahue, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (28 October)

1869
PVT Edwin L. Elwood, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
PVT John Georgian, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
Blacksmith Mosher A. Harding, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
PVT Edward Pengally, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
PVT Charles Schroeter, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
PVT Robert B. Scott, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
Wagoner Griffin Seward, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
SGT Andrew J. Smith, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
PVT William Smith, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1969
PVT Orizoba Spence, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
PVT George Springer, G-1 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
Saddler Christian Steiner, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
PVT John Tracy, C-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (20 October)

1869
PVT John Carr, G-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (29 October)

1869
Fort Bowie, Arizona Territory
Company "G" (November)

1869
SGT John Crist, L-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (26 November)

1869
Colorado
Companies

1870
Fort Craig, District of New Mexico
Company "A" (March)
Fort Selden, District of New Mexico
Company "G" (March)
Company "I" (April)
Fort Stanton, District of New Mexico
Company "B" (April)
Fort Bayard, District of New Mexico
Company "C" (April)
Fort Bascom, District of New Mexico
Company "D" (May)
Company "F" (July)
Fort Wingate, District of New Mexico
Company "E" & "K" (May)
Company ""L" (December)
Fort Union, District of New Mexico
Rgmt'l HQ, Company "F" (May)
Company "L" (June)
Company "H" (July)
Company "D" (September)
Company "F" (December)

1871
Fort Bayard, District of New Mexico
Company "I" (April)
Company "A" (July)
Fort Selden, District of New Mexico
Company "C" (May)

1872
Fort Craig, District of New Mexico
Company "H" (April)
Fort Stanton, District of New Mexico
Company "D" (May)
Fort Union, District of New Mexico
Company "M" (May)
Company "B" (June)
Fort Tulerosa, District of New Mexico
Company "H" (June)

1873
1st SGT James M. Hill, A-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (25 March)

1873
CPL Frank Bratling, C-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (08/11 July)

1873
SGT Leonidas S. Lytle, C-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (08/11 July)

1873
1st SGT James L. Morris, C-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (08/11 July)

1873
Blacksmith John Sheerin, C-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (08/11 July)

1873
PVT Henry Wills, C-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (08/11 July)

1873
Fort Stanton, District of New Mexico
Company "G" (December)

1874
Fort Wingate, District of New Mexico
Company "C" (February)
Fort Mc Rae, District of New Mexico
Company "E" (August)

1875
Fort Union, District of New Mexico
Company "L" (January)
Fort Clark, Texas
Rgmt'l HQ, Companies "A" & "E"
Lower Rio Grande
Company "C"
San Antonio, Texas
Company "H"
Camp Brown, Texas; Fort Clark, Texas and Levenworth, Kansas
Company "L"
Rio Grande Valley Stations
Companies "F", "G", "I" & "K"

1876
PVT Joseph Witcome, B-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (Aug/Oct)

1877
CPL Clinton Greaves, C-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (24 January)

1883
Cavalry Companies officially designated as Troops.

1887
Fort Concho, Texas
Troops "B" & "M" (September)
Troop "I" (October)

1888
Fort Meade, South Dakota
Rgmt'l HQ, Troops "A", "C" & "D"

1888
Fort Keogh, Montana
Troops "H", .....

1890
Wounded Knee, South Dakota; Last great Indian uprising The Ghost Dance War.

1898
Camp A. G. Forse, Alabama

1898
Savannah, Georgia; Embarked for Cuba. (November)

1902
Fort Riley, Kansas

1905
Philippine Insurrection

1907
Fort Robinson, Nebraska
Rgmt'l HQ, 1st & 3rd Squadron
Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming
Troops "E" & "H"
Fort Yellowstone, Wyoming
Troops "F" & "G"

1910
Camp Stotsenberg, Pampanga, Philippine Islands

1915
Fort Bliss, Texas (12 September)

1916
Punitive Mexican Expedition (March)

1917
8th Cavalry assigned to the 15th Cavalry Division (December)

1917
Marfa, Texas (October)

1918
8th Cavalry relieved from the 15th Cavalry Division. (11 May)

1920
Fort Bliss, Texas

1921
8th Cavalry assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. (13 September)

1921
Troop "D" inactivated at Fort Bliss, Texas and redesignated as Troop "C", 3rd Machine Gun Squadron. (15 September)

1923
Participated in the 1st Cavalry Division maneuvers.

1927
Participated in the 1st Cavalry Division maneuvers.

1928
Participated in the 1st Cavalry Division maneuvers.

1928
Troops "C" & "G", 8th Cavalry inactivated at Fort Bliss, Texas. (01 February)

1934
By order of The Secretary of War, /s/ E. T. Conley, Brigadier General, the saber was discontinued as an item of issue. (18 April).

1938
Participated in the 1st Cavalry Division maneuvers.

1940
Special Weapons Troop organized (08 July)

1940
4th Reconnaissance Troop constituted in the Regular Army and assigned to 4th Infantry Division. (20 July)

1940
Troops "C" & "G", 8th Cavalry reconstituted and reactivated at Fort Bliss, Texas. (01 August)

1940
4th Reconnaissance Troop activated at Fort Benning, Georgia. (01 August)

1941
Camp Polk, Louisiana Participated in the second 3rd Army Maneuvers. (05 August - 08 October)

1942
4th Reconnaissance Troop reorganized and consolidated as 4th Reconnaissance Squadron. (10 June)

1943
Dismounted. (28 February)

1943
8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop constituted in the Army of the United States and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division. (07 May)

1943
8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop activated at Camp Young, California. (15 May)

1943
Camp Stoneman, California (June)

1943
4th Reconnaissance Squadron reorganized and redesignated as follows:
Troop "A", 4th Reconnaissance Squadron as 4th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized, remained assigned to 4th Infantry Division. (04 August)
4th Reconnaissance Squadron (less Troop "A") as 34th Reconnaissance Squadron and relieved from assignment to 4th Infantry Division (hereafter separate lineage). (04 August)

1943
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (August)

1943
8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop reorganized and redesignated as 8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized. (24 August)

1943
Troop "C", 3rd Machine Gun Squadron reconstituted in the Regular Army and redesignated as Troop "D", 8th Cavalry. (16 November)

1943
Reorganized partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment. (04 December)

1943
Troop "D" activated in Australia and reorganized partly under cavalry and partly under infantry tables of organization and equipment. (04 December)

1943
Admiralty Islands, Pacific Theater (December)

1944
Luzon, Pacific Theater (January)

1944
Leyte, Pacific Theater (October)

1945
Reorganized wholly as infantry, but retained cavalry designations. (20 July)

1945
4th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized redesignated as 4th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop. (30 July)

1945
Tokyo/Yokohama Area, Japan (08 September)

1945
8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized inactivated at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. (01 November)

1946
4th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop inactivated at Camp Butner, North Carolina. (12 March)

1948
4th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop redesignated as 4th Reconnaissance Company and activated at Fort Ord, California. (06 July)

1949
Reorganized with troops designated as companies.
Troop "A", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "A", 8th Cavalry. (25 March)
Troop "B", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "B", 8th Cavalry. (25 March)
Troop "C", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "C", 8th Cavalry. (25 March)
Troop "D", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "D", 8th Cavalry. (25 March)
Troop "E", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "E", 8th Cavalry. (25 March)
Troop "F", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Company "F", 8th Cavalry. (25 March)

1950
Corporal Tibor Rubin, I-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor in recognition of his courageous actions in Korea. (during the period from 23 July 1950 to 20 April 1953)

1950
8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized redesignated as 8th Reconnaisance Company. (10 August)

1950
8th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized activated at Fort Jackson, South Carolina as an element of the 8th Infantry Division. (17 August)

1950
PFC Robert H. Young, E-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (09 October)

1951
Camp Chitose, Sappro, Hokkaido Island, Japan
Chitose, Area II

1951
1st Lt James L. Stone, F-8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (21/22 November)

1954
Honshu, Japan (September)

1957
Company "B" reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently consolidated with the 4th reconnaissance Company (see Annex); transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Japan to Fort Lewis, Washington; relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington). (01 April)

1957
Company "C" reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently consolidated with the 8th Reconnaissance Company (see Annex); relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division, transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Japan to Germany; and assigned to the 8th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated). (01 August)

1957
8th Cavalry relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division and reorganized as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System. (15 October)

1957
Company "A", 8th Cavalry relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division. (15 October)

1957
Company "A" reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 8th Cavalry and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. (Organic elements constituted 15 October 1957 and activated 01 December 1957, in Korea). (01 December)
Company "D" inactivated in Japan and relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division. (01 December)
Company "E" inactivated in Japan and relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division. (01 December)
Company "F" inactivated in Japan and relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry Division. (01 December)

1959
Company "E" redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allocated to the Army Reserve and assigned to the 63rd Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently reconstituted). (31 March)

1959
Company "D" redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allocated to the Army Reserve and assigned to 96th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently reconstituted). (29 April)

1959
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry activated at San Diego, California. (01 May)

1959
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry activated at Salt Lake City, Utah. (01 June)

1963
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry inactivated at Salt Lake City, Utah and relieved from assignment to 96th Infantry Division. (15 March)

1963
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry reorganized as 3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry. (01 April)

1963
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group reorganized and redesignated as 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry. (01 September)
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, reorganized and redesignated as 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry; concurrently transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Fort Lewis, Washington to United States Army, Pacific, relieved from assignment to 4th Infantry Division and assigned to 1st Cavalry Division. (01 September)

1963
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry reorganized and redesignated as 5th Squadron, 8th Cavalry. (01 October)

1963
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Cavalry redesignated as "D" Troop, 8th Cavalry and assigned to 191st Infantry Brigade. (03 December)

1964
"D" Troop, 8th Cavalry activated at Ogden, Utah (01 September)

1965
1st Battalion transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Korea to Fort Benning, Georgia and reorganized. (01 July 1965)
2nd Battalion transferred (less personnel and equipment) from Korea to Fort Benning, Georgia and reorganized. (01 July 1965)

1965
Fort Benning, Georgia
Transferred, less personnel and equipment, re-equipped and filled with personnel of the 11th Air Assault Division (Test). (03 July)

1965
Camp Radcliff, An Khe, Vietnam (September)

1965
5th Squadron, 8th Cavalry inactivated at San Diego, California and relieved from assignment to 63rd Infantry Division. (31 December)

1966
SGT David C. Dolby, B-1/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (21 May)

1967
PFC James H. Monroe, C-1/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (23 February)

1968
Company "F" redesignated as "F" Troop, 8th Cavalry, assigned to the 23rd Infantry Division and activated in Vietnam. (01 April)

1968
Troop "D" inactivated at Ogden, Utah. (29 February)

1969
SP4 Donald R. Johnston, D-1/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (21 March)

1969
2nd LT. Robert R. Leisy, B-1/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (02 December)

1970
SGT Peter C. Lemon, E-2/8 Cavalry earns the Medal of Honor. (01 April)

1972
2nd Battalion inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas. (28 June)

1973
Troop "F", 8th Cavalry inactivated in Vietnam and relieved from assignment to the 23rd Infantry Division. (14 February)

1974
2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry activated at Fort Hood, Texas. (20 April)

1977
Troop "F", 8th Cavalry redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry; concurrently organic elements constituted. (01 July)

1986
3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry inactivated in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 8th Infantry Division. (16 December)

1987
8th Cavalry Regiment withdrawn from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental Systems with Headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas. (16 February)

1987
3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry redesignated as the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, assigned to the 3rd Armored Division and activated in Germany. (16 February)

1987
Troop "D" redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 8th Cavalry, withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allocated to the Regular Army; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 191st Infantry Brigade, assigned to the 3rd Armored Division and activated in Germany. (16 February)

1991
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Cavalry inactivated in Germany and relieved from the 3rd Armored Division. (October)

1991
3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry inactivated in Germany and relieved from assignment to 3rd Armored Division; concurrently former 8th Reconnaissance Company withdrawn from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (hereafter a separate lineage). (15 November)

1992
1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment was redesignated 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment. (29 November)

1992
3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division and activated at Fort Hood, Texas. (16 December)

1996
Former 4th Reconnaissance Company of the 2nd Battalion withdrawn and consolidated with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry (hereafter a separate lineage). (16 January)


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