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26th Cavalry Regiment (PS)

The 26th Philippine Scout Cavalry Regiment (26th CAV (PS)) was part of USAFFE's Philippine Department, during World War II. Following the 1941 Japanese invasion, the 26th participated in the Allied withdrawal to the Bataan Peninsula. By January of 1942, the 26th was effectively destroyed.

The 26th Cavalry Regiment, consisting mostly of Philippine Scouts, was the last US cavalry regiment to engage in horse-mounted warfare. This unit contained, on July 31, 1941, 784 enlisted troops and 52 officers.

Formation of the 26th Cavalry Regiment

The 26th CAV was formed, in 1922, at Fort Stotsenburg, from elements of the 25th Field Artillery Regiment[?] and the 43rd Infantry Regiment. The regiment was based here, with the exception of Troop F (which was based at Nichols Field).

Decorations of the 26th Cavalry Regiment

Motto of the 26th Cavalry Regiment

  • Our strength is in loyalty

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