26th Cavalry Regiment (United States)

26th Cavalry Regiment (United States)

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The 26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts) (26th CAV (PS)) was part of USAFFE's Philippine Department, during World War II. Following the 1941 Japanese invasion, the 26th participated in the Allied withdrawal to the Bataan Peninsula. In doing so, the unit conducted a classic delaying action; this allowed other, less mobile units, to safety withdraw to the peninsula. [Citation
last =Merriam
first =Ray
year =1999
title =War in the Philippines
publisher =Merriam Press
pages =98
page = 70-82
isbn =1576381641
url = http://books.google.com/books?id=utbD8wwF91kC&pg=PA70&lpg=PA70&dq=26th+cavalry&source=web&ots=PGuA3JpiEt&sig=upw4pWSJRiZX7uT_ys6d-snEGss#PPA70,M1
accessdate =2008-01-31
] By January of 1942, the 26th was effectively destroyed.

The 26th Cavalry Regiment, consisting mostly of Philippine Scouts, was the last US cavalry regiment to engage in horse-mounted warfare. This charge occurred at the town of Morong. [Citation
title = The Last Charge
url = http://www.edwinpriceramsey.com/the_battle.asp
accessdate =2008-01-31
] [Citation
title = Cavalry Lasts - The Last Cavalry Charge
url = http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/cavalry-lasts.htm
accessdate =2008-01-31
] This unit contained, on July 31, 1941, 784 enlisted troops and 52 officers. [Citation
last=GLUECKSTEIN
first=FRED
title=Last Mounted Cavalry Charge: Luzon 1942, The
journal=Army
url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3723/is_200507/ai_n14685812| accessdate =2008-01-31
.
]

Formation of the 26th Cavalry Regiment

The 26th CAV was formed, in 1922, at Fort Stotsenburg, from elements of the 25th Field Artillery Regiment and the 43d Infantry Regiment (PS). The regiment was based here, with the exception of Troop F (which was based at Nichols Field).

Decorations of the 26th Cavalry Regiment

*Philippines Islands Campaign Streamer

Motto of the 26th Cavalry Regiment

*"Our strength is in loyalty" [Citation
title = 26th Cavalry Regiment
url = http://vfwpost7591.org/26thcav.html
accessdate =2008-01-31
]

Distinctive Unit Insignia

The insignia is the crest and motto of the regiment. [Citation
title = 26th Cavalry Regiment
url = http://vfwpost7591.org/26thcav.html
accessdate =2008-01-31
] [Citation
last =Capistrano
first =Robert
title = Insignia of the Philippine Scouts (Includes image of DUI)
url = http://www.philippine-scouts.org/the-scouts/insignia-memorabilia/insignia-of-the-philippine-scouts.html
accessdate =2008-01-31
.
]

References

External links

*See coat of arms at [http://www.philippine-scouts.org/the-scouts/regiments-units-bases/26th-cavalry-regiment-ps.html]


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