Thursday, January 07, 2016

January 16 1942, The Final Cavalry Charge in the history of the U.S. Army

On January 16, 1942, the order pealed through the sultry Bataan air.  The battered, exhausted men of the 26th U.S. Calvary, of the Army’s Philippine Scouts, climbed astride their horses and flung themselves against the blazing gun muzzles of Japanese tanks.  To the shock of the cavalrymen and the Japanese commanders alike, the cavalrymen scattered and drove back the armored squadrons. -

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