Vietnam 6105 Seiko Diver 2016 6th Cavalry Custom Strap
Vietnam 6105 Seiko Diver 6th Cavalry Custom Strap
I MASHED MY THUMB 4 TIMES SETTING THE RIVETS..
HOLES ARE FOR BREATHING AND ABILITY TO USE LEATHER OR NYLON CORD
TO CARRY AROUND NECK OR ATTACHE TO FIELD GEAR OR OTHER SUCH CARRYING ABILITY
IT CAME OUT AWESOME
ONE OF THE FEW LARGEST PATCHS!
YET IT FITS GREAT! YOU CAN TURN TO HAVE WATCH UP OR DRIVERS VIEW
HIDDEN BENEATH IS THE WW1/WW11 OIL SKIN FRENCH MIL MAP
GIVEN TO US TROOPS. PLATOON LEADERS ON UP
STITCHED AND RIVETED
TIME PIECE FITS PERFECT THIS BABY IS HEAVY DUTY
SOLID BRASS TWO PART SCREWS
YUP, WILL FIT THE WRIST WITH BOTH PATCH AND TIME PIECE!!
ROLLER BUCKLES JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT
OF CUSTOM MADE WEAR AND TEAR
RIVETED AND STITCHED
KEY IS TO MAKE IT LOOK FIELD MADE
CELEBRATING THE 6TH IN FRANCE WWII
WWI/WWII FRENCH ESCAPE/BATTLE MAP
NOTE I WAS INJURED MAKING THIS BEAUTY!!
FEELS GREAT WHEN WORN!
JUST HAVE TO GET USED TO THE “MASSIVENESS”
I AM USED TO THESE WIDE DOUBLE LAYER MIL STRAPS
TWO LAYERS OF LEATHER
The 6th Cavalry (“Fighting Sixth'”) is a historic regiment of the United States Army that began as a regiment of cavalry in the American Civil War. It currently is organized into aviation squadrons that are assigned to several different combat aviation brigades.
The 6th U.S. Cavalry was organized in August 1861, where it took to the fields of the Eastern Theater as part of the Union Army of the Potomac. The regiment took part in sixteen major and minor campaigns and their related battles during the Civil War including; the 1862 Peninsula Campaign, battle of Antietam part of the Maryland Campaign, Campaign at Fredericksburg, the 1863 Second Battle of Winchester, Battle of Fairfield which were part of the Gettysburg Campaign, Chancellorsville (in Stoneman’s raid to the rear of Lee’s army), the 1864 The Wilderness, Siege of Petersburg, The Shenandoah Valley, Richmond Raid—also known as Sheridan’s raid, Trevilian Station, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House & the Battle of Cold Harbor part of the Overland Campaign and the final 1865 Appomattox Campaign
Post Civil War
After the fighting stopped in April 1865, came the Reconstruction era of the United States covering 1865 to 1871. The 6th Cavalry left Maryland, via New York and New Orleans to Texas in October 1865. On 29 November 1865, the 6th Cavalry headquarters was established in Austin where it was part of the Fifth Military District which covered Texas and Louisiana under Generals Philip Sheridan and later under Winfield Scott Hancock.
From World War I to World War II
The “Fighting Sixth” Cavalry was stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe from 1919 to 1942. A museum has been established in the old post’s parade ground honoring the era of the “horse soldier”. Visit the 6th Cavalry Museum website for more information.
World War II
The 6th Cavalry, which became part of George S. Patton‘s Third Army during World War II, had one of the most outstanding combat records to come out of that conflict, starting in October 1943 where it embarked on the Queen Elizabeth bound for northern Ireland.
On 20 December 1948, the former 6th Cavalry Regiment was reorganized and redesignated as the 6th Armored Cavalry. The regiment returned to the United States from Germany in 1957 during Operation Gyroscope and was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Inactivated in 1963, the regiment reactivated four years later at Fort Meade, Maryland, where it served through 31 March 1971 when the regiment was reduced to just the 1st Squadron, which departed for Fort Bliss, Texas. The 1st Squadron was inactivated there on 21 June 1973.
War on terrorism
In February 2003 2nd and 6th Squadrons were deployed to Kuwait to prepare for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The units were accompanied by their group command unit, the 11th Aviation Group, and supporting AH-64 repair unit, the 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, all hailing from Storck Barracks in Illesheim Germany. When units began making way into Iraq the 2nd and 6th Squadrons accompanied by several other units making up Task Force 11 flew into combat and became a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 2nd Squadron left Iraq to return to Germany and case their colors until return from the Unit Field Training Program at Ft. Hood TX, where their AH-64A Apaches were converted to AH-64D Apache models. Meanwhile in Iraq, the 6th Squadron was performing combat support and convoy safety operations until the unit received orders to return to home station in Germany. After returning to Illesheim and regaining full fighting strength the 6th Squadron received their sister squadron back into Storck Barracks. Together the 2nd and 6th Squadrons trained and began readiness to redeploy in support of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the Army Transformation the squadrons lost their command when the 11th Aviation Group cased its colors in June 2005, the units were absorbed by the 1st Infantry Division and redesignated, thus closing another chapter of the Fighting Sixth.
On 4 January 2005 2nd Squadron deployed from Germany to Afghanistan absorbing elements from other units to become Task Force Sabre. CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Black Hawks, AH-64 Apaches and the necessary support elements comprised the aviation task force which deployed to support the NATO mission in Afghanistan.
- 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry – 1st Infantry Division – Fort Riley, Kansas
- 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry – 25th Infantry Division (Light) – Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
- 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry – 7th Infantry Division – Fort Lewis, Washington
- 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry – 10th Mountain Division (LI) – Fort Drum, New York
4th Squadron is the Attack Reconnaissance Squadron of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. On 14 August 2014, 4-6 CAV cased its colors as part of the transition from OH-58Ds to AH-64s & RQ-7 Shadows, and will re-activate as an Attack-Reconnaissance Squadron in 2015.
- Civil War:
- Cold Harbor;
- Virginia 1862;
- Virginia 1863;
- Virginia 1864;
- Virginia 1865;
- Maryland 1863
- Indian Wars:
- Pine Ridge;
- Oklahoma 1874;
- Texas 1874;
- Arizona 1876;
- Arizona 1881;
- Arizona 1882;
- New Mexico 1882;
- Colorado 1884
- War with Spain:
- China Relief Expedition:
- Streamer without inscription
- Philippine–American War:
- Streamer without inscription
- Mexican Expedition:
- Mexico 1916–1917
- World War I:
- Streamer without inscription
- World War II:
- Northern France;
- Central Europe
- Southwest Asia:
- Defense of Saudi Arabia;
- Liberation and Defense of Kuwait;
- Iraq 2007–2008, 4th Squadron;
- Iraq 2007–2009, 1st Squadron;
- Iraq 2010–2011, 1st Squadron;
- Afghanistan 2013, 1st Squadron;
- Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for HARLANGE POCKET
- Valorous Unit Award for KUWAIT;
- Army Superior Unit Award for 1996–1997;
- Valorous Unit Award for Iraq (1 June 2007 – 25 August 2008) (HRC Permanent Orders 169-17 dated 18 June 2009) 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry
- Meritorious Unit Commendation for Iraq (3 September 2007 – 23 November 2008) (HRC Permanent Orders 173-003 dated 22 June 2009) 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry
- Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in Iraq (2008–2009) (Orders posted 30 July 2010) 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry
- Army Superior Unit Award for deterrence operations against North Korea (18 October 2013 to 31 December 2013) PERMANENT ORDER 055-08, dated 24 February 2015, 4th Squadron.