15th Cavalry Regiment Rings
The men and women serving under the Regiment’s colors can proud themselves
being part of one of the most long lasting regiments in the US Army’s history.
The 15th Cavalry Regiment – Early Years
The time was 1901, a year filled with various conflicts in the US and abroad. The 15th Cavalry Regiment was deployed to the Philippines straight after it was created. The task given to it was to calm a revolt rising in the jungles of US’s new territory. The battle was between the men serving under the Regiment and the Moros. It was a fierce battle where the Regiment’s motto, all for one, one for all (in French TOUS POUR UN, UN POUR TOUS) was put to the test!
Prior to their deployment in France in WWI, the 15th Cavalry Regiment had an active role from 1906 to 1909 in the Cuban Pacification, and hunted Poncho Villa along the borders of Mexico during late 1917 and early 1918s.
The WWI seen the Regiment in France, but, since there was no need for a Cavalry due to trench warfare the 15th Regiment fought in the trenches alongside its fellow American and Allied Forces.
Before being called back to the States in 1919, the Regiment’s duty in the WWI was primarily occupation duty. Back in the States, the Regiment was deactivated as a result of the cutbacks in the Army that followed World War I. The date of deactivation was 18th of October 1921, 20 years after the Regiment’s continuous forging in the fire of battle.
World War II and the reactivation of the 15th Cavalry Regiment
It took over 20 years after the Regiment’s deactivation for the US Army to realize its important part in the military history and recognize its rich combat experience. That’s why, in 1942, the 15th was re-activated and called to duty.
However, the newly reactivated regiment wasn’t going to use horses anymore. Warfare changed, so the cavalry had to change as well. The 15th was to lead the Army again, but this time they were given tanks and armored cars. The Regiment was reorganized and given the name the 15th Cavalry Group and it was deployed in Scotland in ’44.
The reorganized 15th, as part of Patton’s Third Army landed on the 5th July 1944 on the Utah Beach, and it served in the Normandy, Rhineland, Northern France and Central Europe campaigns. At the end of the war, the 15th had a respectable number of “war loot”, capturing close to 7,000 prisoners, destroying 495 enemy vehicles and 78 guns.
Recent history of the 15th Cavalry Regiment
The 15th was through a number of deactivations, redesignations and reactivations during the Cold War years, serving in the US, Korea, Germany and Vietnam.
It wasn’t until March 1987 when the Regiment was reactivated and restored through the activation of its 5th Squadron by the Combat Arms Regimental System at Fort Knox. Since then, it is a part of the 194th Armored Training Brigade, and trains US Army’s MOD 19D Cavalry Scouts.
15th Cavalry Regiment Rings
Our 15th Cavalry Regiment Rings are a great way to celebrate service with the 15th Regiment. Each ring includes the particular unit insignia, and they can also be inscribed with the soldier’s name, rank, even details of overseas deployments.