David.Gettman December 17th, 2007
SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY – A HISTORY
Compiled, edited and published by Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association
Maj. A. L. Lambert and Cpt. G. B. Layton, 2d Cavalry
Peace in Europe on 9 May 1945 found the Second Cavalry drawn up on the restraining line Pilsen – Nepomuk, and saw our mechanized patrols probing forward across the 10 kilometer “Buffer” zone, established by agreement at highest allied levels, in an attempt to gain contact with the Russians when they should reach their restraining line.
Here, on the line of deepest penetration reached by the Third Army when the freeze order on forward movement came down on 7 May, the 42d Squadron had relieved B Troop of the 2d Sq at Nepomuk. Continue Reading »