Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
To the United States Cavalry
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Military. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1903.
Location. 39° 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on June 10, 2014, by Scott Nebeker of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 7. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.