134th Cavalry Regiment (United States)

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134th Cavalry Regiment
134TH CAVALRY COA.jpeg
Coat of arms
Active 1855-present
Country  United States
Allegiance Nebraska
United States
Branch Nebraska Army National Guard
United States Army National Guard (National Guard of the United States)
Type Cavalry
Size Regiment (one squadron active)
Garrison/HQ Lincoln, Nebraska
Nickname(s) "First Nebraska" (special designation)
"Nebraska's Own"
Motto(s) "Lah We Lah His" (The Strong, The Brave)
Engagements
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Butler B. Miltonberger
Insignia
DUI 134 Inf Rgt DUI.jpg
U.S. Infantry Regiments
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The 134th Cavalry Regiment (formerly the 134th Infantry Regiment) is a cavalry regiment in the Nebraska Army National Guard. By extension, it is a member of the United States Army National Guard, and as a currently federally-recognized unit, also a member of the National Guard of the United States.

Lineage[edit]

  • Organized in 1855 from independent militia companies of the Nebraska Territory as the 1st and 2nd Regiments, Nebraska Militia.
  • Reorganized in part at Omaha, Nebraska Territory, as the 1st Regiment, Nebraska Volunteer Infantry (two companies organized from volunteers of Iowa) and mustered into Federal service 11 June 1861.
  • Redesignated 1st Regiment, Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry 5 November 1863.
  • Consolidated with the 1st Battalion, Nebraska Veteran Cavalry (organized 23 October 1862 at Omaha, mustered out 4 September 1863, and reorganized 14 January 1864 as 1st Battalion, Nebraska Veteran Cavalry) and redesignated 1st Regiment, Nebraska Veteran Volunteer Cavalry 18 July 1865.
  • Mustered out of Federal service 1 July 1866 at Omaha.
  • Reorganized as independent companies until 1875.
  • Consolidated and redesignated the 1st Regiment, Nebraska National Guard, 13 July 1881.
  • Mustered into Federal service as the 1st Regiment, Nebraska Volunteer Infantry 9 May 1898 at Lincoln.
  • Mustered out of Federal service 23 August 1899 at San Francisco.
  • Reorganized in Nebraska 11 June 1900 as the 1st Infantry Regiment, Nebraska National Guard.
  • Consolidated with the 2nd Infantry Regiment, Nebraska National Guard, and reorganized as the 4th and 5th Infantry Regiments, Nebraska National Guard 1 April 1913.
  • 4th and 5th Infantry Regiments, Nebraska National Guard, mustered into Federal service 3 July 1916 for the Border War.
  • Mustered out of Federal service 21 February 1917.
  • Mustered into Federal service 15 July 1917.
  • Reorganized and redesignated as the 134th Infantry Regiment 1 October 1917, part of the 67th Infantry Brigade, 34th Division.
  • Demobilized 18 February 1919 at Camp Grant, Illinois.
  • Reorganized as 1st Infantry Regiment, Nebraska National Guard, 1920.
  • Redesignated 134th Infantry Regiment 22 June 1921.
  • Inducted into Federal service 23 December 1940 at Omaha as an element of the 35th Division.
  • Inactivated 21 November 1945 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky.
  • Relieved from the 35th Infantry Division and transferred to the 34th Infantry Division 19 June 1946.
  • Reorganized and federally recognized 17 October 1946 with headquarters at Omaha.
  • Reorganized 1 May 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st and 2nd Battle Groups, elements of the 34th Infantry Division.
  • Reorganized 1 April 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, elements of the 67th Infantry Brigade.
  • Reorganized 1 October 1985 to consist of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, elements of the 35th Infantry Division.
  • Withdrawn 14 December 1987 from the Combat Arms Regimental System and reorganized under the United States Army Regimental System.
  • Reorganized 1 September 1996 to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 35th Infantry Division.
  • Consolidated 1 September 2003 with the 167th Cavalry Regiment, and consolidated unit designated as the 167th Cavalry Regiment, to consist of the 1st Squadron, an element of the 35th Infantry Division.
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 2005 as the 134th Cavalry Regiment, to consist of the 1st Squadron, and relieved from assignment to the 35th Infantry Division.
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 134th Cavalry Regiment.
  • Detachment, A Troop ordered into active Federal service 21 January 2005 at home stations; attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division; released from active Federal Service 20 June 2006 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into active Federal service 11 October 2005 at home stations; attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division; released from active Federal service 29 September 2007 and reverted to state control.
  • Ordered into active Federal service 7 December 2010 at home stations; attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division; released from active Federal service 15 July 2011 and reverted to state control.
  • Reorganized 1 September 2017 as the 134th Cavalry (IBCT), to consist of the 1st Squadron, an element of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Arkansas Army National Guard.

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Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

Background[edit]

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 134th Infantry Regiment on 1 December 1932, on 22 August 2006, it was redesignated for the 134th Cavalry Regiment, with the description and symbolism updated.

Description[edit]

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per chevron Azure and Argent, in chief the Katipunan sun in splendor and an olla Or charged with a bull skull Gules, in base a mound Vert a palm tree Proper entwined with a snake of the fifth. Attached below a Gold scroll inscribed "LAH WE LAH HIS" in Blue letters.

Symbolism[edit]

The shield is Argent (white) and Azure (blue), the colors of the Infantry and the original designation of the unit, the Katipunan sun represents the Philippine Insurrection, and the palm tree Spanish–American War service. The olla is made gold to comply with heraldic rules, and denotes the World War I service of the organization in the 34th Division, the snake symbolizes Mexican Border service.

Coat of arms[edit]

Background[edit]

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 134th Infantry Regiment on 11 July 1938, on 22 August 2006, it was redesignated for the 134th Cavalry Regiment with the symbolism of the shield updated.

Blazon[edit]

  • Shield: Per chevron Azure and Argent, in chief the Katipunan sun in splendor and an olla Or charged with a bull skull Gules, in base a mound Vert a palm tree Proper entwined with a snake of the fifth.
  • Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Nebraska Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure an ear of corn in full ear partially husked Proper.
  • Motto: LAH WE LAH HIS (The Strong, The Brave).

Symbolism[edit]

  • Shield: The shield is Argent (white) and Azure (blue), the colors of the Infantry and the original designation of the unit. The Katipunan sun represents the Philippine Insurrection, and the palm tree Spanish–American War service, the olla is made gold to comply with heraldic rules, and denotes the World War I service of the organization in the 34th Division. The snake symbolizes the Mexican Border service.
  • Crest: The crest is that of the Nebraska Army National Guard.

Campaign streamers[edit]

American Indian Wars
  • Pine Ridge
  • Dakota 1863
  • Nebraska 1864–1865
  • Colorado 1865

American Civil War

Spanish–American War

Philippine–American War

World War I

  • Streamer without inscription

World War II

War on Terror

  • Kuwait
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Iraq: Iraqi Governance (A Troop only), National Resolution, Iraqi Surge
  • Afghanistan: Consolidation III

Decorations[edit]

Regiment[edit]

Active subordinate units[edit]

  • Headquarters Troop (Lincoln), 1st Squadron: Meritorious Unit Commendation with streamer embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER 1944-1945
  • Troop C (Beatrice), 1st Squadron: Presidential Unit Citation with streamer embroidered HABKIRCHEN

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