Echo Troop, 238th Cavalry Regiment
The Cavalry Troop performs reconnaissance and security missions to protect the fighting ability of the 76th Brigade.
Deo Favente meaning "With god's Favor" is the motto of the 238th Cavalry Regiment. Echo Troop is the only remaining troop of a very distinguished regiment. Charlie Troop fought valorously during WW I through places with names like Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine and Champagne earning the prestigious French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star. Alfa Troop fought courageously through famous places like Normandy, Rhineland and the Ardennes-Alsace. While Alfa Troop was fighting for the freedom of Europe, Delta Troop was earning the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. Delta Troop fought through the Northern Solomons and made the initial landing at Luzon.
For ten years following the end of WW II the unit trained as the 38th Infantry Divisions 138th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. Then in 1959, it returned to cavalry roots as the 2d Reconnaissance Squadron, 138th Armor of the 38th ID. Then finally in March of 1963, the unit again became a Cavalry Regiment. Troops were spread between Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, and remained an element of the 38th infantry Division.
On 1 September 1994, the unit became Echo Troop, 238th Cavalry assigned to the Nighthawk Brigade.
Echo Troop, 238th CAV, deployed on 21 February 2002 to Bosnia as part of Task Force 1-151 Infantry for Operation Joint Forge (SFOR 11). The Task Force redeployed on 15 September 2002 and was demobilized at FT Dix, NJ.
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