123d Cavalry

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History of the 123d Cavalry Regiment

The 3rd Infantry, Kentucky National Guard, which served in the World War as a part of the 38th Division, was re-organized in 1919 as the 53rd and 54th Machine Gun Squadron, and , in April, 1929, redesignated the 123rd Cavalry.

Under the provisions of General Orders No. 16, War Department, 1921, as amended, the 123rd Cavalry, Kentucky National Guard, is entitled to streamers as indicated:

  • Spanish-American War - Without inscription
  • World War - Without inscription

The blue field on the shield indicates the original designation of the organization as Infantry, and the yellow chief its present designation as Cavalry. Service in the Spanish-American War and the World War is symbolized by the Spanish castle, yellow and red, are the colors of the hat cords worn by the organization when serving as Machine Gun Squadrons.

Shoulder sleeve insignia (Patch)

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