3-5 Cavalry

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3d Battalion, 5th Cavalry
Black Knights
(Ayers Kaserne, Kirchgöns, Germany)

The 3d Battalion, 5th Cavalry deployed with the Ready First Combat Team from Kirchgöns, Germany. The main body of the battalion arrived in Saudi Arabia on 3 January 1991, and remained until 15 June 1991. This battalion, although under Cavalry colors and lineage, was actually an infantry battalion equipped with M2A1 Bradley Fighting Vehicles. The Black Knight Battalion was the RFCT's lead battalion in the brigade movement to contact. The Black Knights then served with the RFCT during border/refugee operations vicinity of Safwan and Um Qasar, Iraq.  The Black Knights then cleared Camp Doha ("Camp Thunder Rock") prior to the RFCT occupation, and then served as the garrison's security and screening battalion until relieved by the 11th ACR.  The battalion returned to Germany in mid June 1991. If you can add or correct any information on this roster, see the contact at the bottom of this page.

Iraqi BMP-1 captured by 3-5 CAV during the ground offensive  
Iraqi BMP-1 captured by 3-5 CAV during the ground offensive

Crew of C66 (Company Commander's Bradley Fighting Vehicle) 
Crew of C66 (Company Commander's Bradley Fighting Vehicle)
From left: name PFC Payne (RTO, C66) , CPT Tony Turner (commander), and SSG Dave Kendall (company master gunner)

Follow this link for a terrific site put together by the Squad Leader of 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, D Company


Black Knights Roster

Battalion Headquarters and Staff