5th Battalion, 5th Cavalry
(Ayers Kaserne, Kirchgöns, Germany)
The 5th Battalion, 5th Cavalry deployed with the Ready First Combat Team from Kirchgöns, Germany. The main body of the battalion arrived in Saudi Arabia on 4 January 1991, and remained until sometime in May 1991. This battalion, although under Cavalry colors and lineage, was actually an infantry battalion equipped with M2A1 Bradley Fighting Vehicles. TheBayonet Battalion was the RFCT’s reserve battalion in the brigade movement to contact. (According to Center of Military History online records, the Bayonets may have been primarily under division, as opposed to brigade, control through most of the ground offensive.) The Bayonets then redeployed to Germany in May for inactivation. For the most part, the roster below is empty. Any input would be greatly appreciated. If you can add or correct any information, see below for contact information.
Bayonets Roster Directory:
Battalion Headquarters and Staff
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
B Company (this roster is essentially complete thanks to LTC Keith George)