West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
102nd Cavalry -The Essex Troop
Formed in Newark in 1890, the Essex Troop of Cavalry became the 102nd Cavalry in 1921 and purchased a large tract of land between St. Cloud and Livingston. This armory, built on that land, has been the unit's home since 1938. The 102nd was mobilized for the Mexican Border Campaign (1916), WWI (1917-1918) and WW2 (1941-1945). The unit served with distinction in combat from North Africa to Germany, landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on D-Day and earning 4 Battle Streamers. For their actions in WW2, unit members received a total of 1945 decorations: 1 Congressional Medal of Honor, 14 Distinguished Service Crosses, 11 Legion of Merit, 116 Silver Stars, 12 Soldiers Medals, 413 Bronze Stars, 27 Croix de Guerre, and 1351 Purple Hearts. More recently, the 102nd has served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 40° 46.872′ N, 74° 16.613′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Way (County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1309 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Japanese Stone Lanterns (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Estate Staff (approx. 1.9 miles away); Glenmont (approx. 1.9 miles away); Llewellyn Park (approx. 2 miles away); Edison’s Home, Glenmont (approx. 2 miles away); Greenhouse and Barn (approx. 2 miles away); Mina Miller Edison (approx. 2 miles away); Garage (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 11, 2021, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.