115th Cavalry Group

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300th Field Artillery Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
 

Wyoming National Guard

Central Europe

Commander: Garnett Wilson, COL, CAV


The 115th Cavalry Group commanded by colonel Garnett Wilson, Cavalry, with its 115th Cavalry Squadron  entered the war when it relieved the 15th Cavalry Group at St. Nazaire , France , about the middle of February 1945.  After a short period, with the mission of containing the enemy at this point, the group entered combat with VI Corps in the area just north of Stuttgart , protecting the right flank of the Corps.  The group later assumed control of the 117th Cavalry Squadron and continued offensive operations with VI Corps until the fall of Innsbruck , Austria .  The group took up occupational duties in the Garmish area in the foothills of the Austrian Alps until it returned to the United States .


This article is extracted from a supplemental student text (undated) written for the US Army Armor School by LTC (Ret) James W. Cooke

 


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