17th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia


17th Cavalry Crest




17th Cavalry Regiment Personality

Many young officers who gained prominence later were stationed along the border. Matthew B. Ridgeway was a 2nd Lieutenant serving at Eagle Pass, Texas. Lucian K. Truscott was a 2nd Lieutenant with the 17th Cavalry at Douglas, Arizona. Jonathan M. Wainwright was a Captain with the 1st Cavalry. William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan served with the NY National Guard. Leslie J. McNair served with Pershing. George C. Marshall was a 1st Lieutenant with the 18th Infantry.


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