Lineage and Honors

F Troop 17th Cavalry


The Bugle Call you hear is "Morning Call"

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Cedar Falls
Junction City I and II
Fayette Canyon
Frederick Hill
Lam Son 719

Task Forces

Doland at Hill 63


Republic of Viet Nam Gallantry Cross w/Palm

Some History

Rangers At War-LRRPs in Vietnam


F 17th

The 17th Cavalry was constituted in the Regular Army and organized July 1, 1916 at Fort Bliss, Texas. On September 26, 1921, the unit was inactivated at the Presidio of Monterey, California.

On July 1, 1940, the unit was redesigned the 17th Cavalry Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 17th Cavalry consolidated in March 1951 with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 17th Armored Cavalry Group. The remaining Troops of the unit were concurrently disbanded.

In May, 1959 the unit was redesigned as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 17th Cavalry, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System.

On August 14, the Troop arrived at the Port of Vung Tau to find the Brigade would take up residence at the city of Tay Ninh approximately 60 miles northwest of Saigon. Combat operations commenced almost immediately with troop operation consisting mainly of route recons, night and fire support base security. In 1967 the unit became a part of the Americal Division.

Since its arrival in Vietnam, F Troop, 17th Cavalry and the 196th Infantry Brigade have continued to uphold the high traditions of the US Army and have participated in numerous combat operations which netted thousands of enemy dead.



World War II:  Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

Vietnam:  *Counteroffensive, Phase II; *Counteroffensive, Phase III; *Tet Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase IV;*Counteroffensive, Phase V;*Counteroffensive, Phase VI; *Tet 69/Counteroffensive; *Summer-Fall l969; *Winter-Spring 1970; *Sanctuary Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase VII; *Consolidation I


*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971



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