Whoa Horsie. - Page 2




 
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May 28th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
We still do use them for some D&C purposes, the last actual horse cavalry charge was in the Phillipines in the opening years of WWII.
May 30th, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
The US Army pretty much closed out horsed units (Cavalry and FA) in mid 1942, but kept horses around as pack animals (supply and mountain FA) until the 1960s. BTW, the name of the horse in question was Comanche, but the name of the Indian Tribe that removed Custer from the ranks (and 1/2 the 7th Cav) was Sioux (well, most of them were from the Sioux Nation anyway).
May 30th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
The last horse cavalry charge was led by Edwin Ramsey of the 26th Cavalry on 16JAN1942.

You might find the following link interesting, about face:

http://www.edwinpriceramsey.com/the_victory.htm
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May 30th, 2004  
airmanpatroler
 
 
wow thats awesome... I think a good ole cavalry charge would of scared old saddam into surrender a heck of alot sooner.
June 2nd, 2004  
Clair Conzelman
 
Gunner,

>> BTW, the name of the horse in question was Comanche, but the name of the Indian Tribe that removed Custer from the ranks (and 1/2 the 7th Cav) was Sioux (well, most of them were from the Sioux Nation anyway). <<

I agree...I haven't run across any Comanche natives at LBH (it is one of my hobbies). Lots of other tribes, though...poster was probably thinking of Cheyenne.

Comanche was named such by a trooper in Miles Keogh's company, who said when the horse was first wounded, that it "screamed like a Comanche!" The name stuck. BTW, Comanche was wounded a couple times in earlier indian fights while under Keogh before the LBH battle.
June 2nd, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
Clair Conzelman,

Thanks for filling in the pertinent details

I knew most of the details on Comanche, but now we all know more. As I recall, Comanche outlived most of the rest of the 7th Cavalry (human and otherwise) by many years. After LBH, he was present at each ceremonial parade by the 7th Cavalry, saddled but without a rider in memory of the great loss the regiment suffered.
June 4th, 2004  
Clair Conzelman
 
Gunner,

>> As I recall, Comanche outlived most of the rest of the 7th Cavalry (human and otherwise) by many years. After LBH, he was present at each ceremonial parade by the 7th Cavalry, saddled but without a rider in memory of the great loss the regiment suffered. <<

True...I have a model of Comanche on my desk at work here, with Cavalry tack on. It came with a short video tape with Kris Kristoferson as a Cav Sgt telling the horse's story as the horse died with his head on the Sgt's lap. Great little production...sure to bring tears to any cavalryman.

Clair