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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

To the United States Cavalry

 
 
To the United States Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
1. To the United States Cavalry Marker
Inscription. This statue, honoring the United States Cavalry and its role in the settlement of the West, is located on what was long known as the Cavalry Parade Ground at Fort Riley.

It was constructed in three dimensions through the artistry of the sculptor, Specialist Fourth Class Robert L. Greene, and through the technical skill of Private First Class Richard C. Donda, Sergeant Clarence L. Holt, and First Lieutenant Arthur C. Lee, Jr., using as a guide a painting, The Cavalryman, completed in 1898 by Frederick Remington, noted Western artist. The illustration, also known as The Trooper and Old Bill, appeared on the cover of the Cavalry Journal from January, 1903 to August, 1942 and later appeared in Armor magazine.

Conceived as a Fort Riley - Junction City memorial as a part of the Kansas Centennial observance, the statue was dedicated June 14, 1961 in appreciation of those who have served their nation so faithfully and well.

Advisory Committee
Maj. Gen. Theodore W. Parker Col. Burt L. Mitchell Lt. Col. Stewart G. Real Mr. Lee Rich Mr. C.W. Lamer Mr. James E. Lang
Technical Supervision
Lieutenant Colonel W.W. Bridges, Commanding, 1st Engineer Battalion
 
Erected 1961.
 
Location. 39° 
To the United States Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
2. To the United States Cavalry Marker
3.827′ N, 96° 47.036′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Forsyth Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Sheridan Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Gallant Dead of the Second U.S. Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Global War on Terrorism Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Armored Division (about 400 feet away); Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion (about 500 feet away); 16th Infantry Regiment — 1st Infantry Division (about 500 feet away); To the Memory of the Gallant Dead 26th Cavalry (about 500 feet away); M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track (about 500 feet away); M36 Tank Destroyer (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
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To the United States Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
3. To the United States Cavalry Marker
To the United States Cavalry image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
4. To the United States Cavalry
To the United States Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
5. To the United States Cavalry Marker
To the United States Cavalry image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
6. To the United States Cavalry
"Chief" plaque (located in front of Cavalry Mount image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2015
7. "Chief" plaque (located in front of Cavalry Mount

Chief
Foaled...1932

Entered the
military service
1940
retired
1949
Upon his death
he was the last cavalry
mount on the rolls
of the
United States
Army

Died..........1968
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on , by Scott Nebeker of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   7. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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