4th Brigade Combat Team




Articles
1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry
4th BCT, 506th INF
Fort Campbell, KY -- 2004-current
Republic of Iraq -- 2005-2006
Afghanistan -- 2008-2009
Afghanistan -- 2010-2011
Afghanistan -- 2013-2014

 

61st Cavalry Regiment Insignia

History of 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry

Congressional Medal of Honor: SSG Clyde L. Choate (Company C, 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion)

General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award Goes to 28 Junior Officers: May 17, 2007 article about CPT Timothy Gittins [Platoon Leader, 1st BN, 506th, 1997; B Co (CO), 2nd BN, 506th, 2005-Sep 06; C Co (CO), 1st SQN, 61st CAV, Sep 06-Jun 07]

Captain on Time's 'Most Influential' List: May 24, 2007 article about CPT Timothy Gittins [Platoon Leader, 1st BN, 506th, 1997; B Co (CO), 2nd BN, 506th, 2005-Sep 06; C Co (CO), 1st SQN, 61st CAV, Sep 06-Jun 07]

Famed 'Screaming Eagles' Prepare for Afghanistan Deployment: January 31, 2008

Press Puts Squeeze on Currahee Leadership: January 15, 2010, Fort Campbell Courier on-line article (with photo)

Chief of Staff Visits Currahees at Fort Campbell: February 5, 2010 article (with photo)

Currahees Train in BCTC Warfighter Exercise: March 11, 2010, Fort Campbell Courier on-line article includes CSM(R) Charles W. Fitzpatrick [HHC (BN CSM), 1st BN, 506th, 1991-1992]

Awards Presented for Second Quarter: April 15, 2010 article

Currahee Live-Fire Exercise: April 26, 2010 article (with photos)


Iraq Deployment: November 2005-November 2006

Video:

2LT Ford: 5-1/2 minutes; September 21, 2006, interview with 2LT Ford (1-61st CAV)

Additional articles and photos about the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry can be found on
some of the pages of the 506th Regimental Combat Team brigade-level newsletter.

Currahee Press:


The 506th RCT in Iraq

Brothers in Baghdad Reenlist on Mom's Birthday: January 28, 2006 article about SSG Brandon Lloyd (1-61st CAV)

For US Troops: Tough Choices: February 28, 2006, washingtonpost.com article about Alpha Troop

MND-B Soldiers Detain Terrorist, Discover Cache: March 1, 2006

MND-B Soldiers Stop Terrorists: March 6, 2006

MND-Baghdad Leaders Visit Eastern Baghdad Residents: March 9, 2006 article (with photos)

MND-B Soldiers Detain Suspected Terrorists, Uncover Weapons Cache: March 21, 2006

Company C Soldiers Seek Out Enemy Forces: March 24, 2006

GEN Casey Visits 506th RCT: March 28, 2006 article (with photos)

MND-B Soldiers Capture Murder Suspects: April 7, 2006

Citizen Leads Calvary Scouts to Weapons Caches: May 8, 2006 article about B Troop

1-61 CAV Soldiers React After Rollover: May 19, 2006 article about B Troop

Iraqi, Coalition Forces Derail Insurgent Operations: June 1, 2006

Anti-Iraqi Forces Attempt to Flee Capture by 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment: July 1, 2006 article about C Company and A Troop

MND-B Troops Find Rocket Launch Tubes in East Baghdad: July 6, 2006 article about A Troop

Iraqi Citizen's Tip Leads MND-B Soldiers to Weapons: July 26, 2006 article about A Troop

MND-B Soldiers Find, Disarm IEDs: July 29, 2006 article about B Troop

Iraqi Army Searches for Kidnappers: August 2, 2006

MND-B Soldiers Capture High-Value Terrorist in East Baghdad: August 3, 2006 article about B Troop

MND-B Soldiers Detain Two Suspects, Seize Weapons: August 7, 2006

1-61st Foils Kidnap Plot: August 24, 2006 article about A Troop and C Company

1-61st Receives Tip, Frees Hostage: August 27, 2006 article about B Troop

Soldiers Free Two Kidnap Victims in Adhamiyah: August 29, 2006 article (with photo)

Series of Successes in Adhamiyah: September 2, 2006

Badge Means More Than Courage, Honor: September 7, 2006 article (with photo) about PFC Bates Beckham (B Troup, 1st SQN, 61st CAV) and MAJ(R) Tom Duckett, III (B Co, 1st BN, 506th, 1971)

Iraqi Citizen's Tip Leads MND-B Soldiers to Large Weapons Cache: September 20, 2006 article about B Troop

Soldiers Capture High Value Terrorist, Detain 27 Additional Terrorist Suspects: October 6, 2006 article about B Troop and C Company

506th RCT Conducts Medical Operations in East Baghdad: October 8, 2006 article (with photos) about A Troop

Hero Squares: November 7, 2007 Boston Globe on-line article about CPL Edgardo Zayas (C Co, 1st SQN, 61st CAV, KIA 08/26/06)


Afghanistan Deployment: March 2008-March 2009

Settling into Afghanistan: April 2008 (10-page Adobe PDF file), AUSA on-line article (with photos) about C Company on FOB Wilderness

Pulling Teeth: An Infantry Platoon Leader’s Perspective on a Year in Afghanistan: May 2009 (7-page Adobe PDF file), AUSA on-line article (with photos) by 1LT Kevin Bell (C Troop, 1-61st CAV)

Afghans Attend Gardez-to-Khowst Road Shura: August 28, 2008

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Brings People Together: September 7, 2008

Weapons Cache Hunting in Afghanistan: September 16, 2008, New Mexico Independent on-line article (with photo) about A Troop

Afghan Police Corruption Stymies US Weapons Hunt: September 16, 2008, The Washington Independent on-line article (with photo) about A Troop

Former Bradenton Resident Killed In Afghanistan Combat: October 1, 2008, Tampa Bay Online article (with photo) about SSG William E. Hasenflu (A Troop, 1-61st CAV, KIA 09/28/08)

Afghanistan: Fighting in a "Hornet's Nest": October 19, 2008, CBS 60 Minutes report (with video) about C Troop

Secretary Geren Awards 9 Soldiers at Walter Reed: October 23, 2008, ARMY.MIL/NEWS article includes PFC Benjamin Lightner (A Troop, 1-61st CAV, WIA 07/05/08)

FOB Gardez 'Feels' Like Afghanistan: February 10, 2009

Sleaford Helps Rescue Burned Afghan Baby: February 13, 2009, Genesco Republic (IL) on-line article (with photo) about Illinois National Guard medics attached to C Troop

Currahee Silver Star Award Ceremony: April 22, 2010 for SFC John I. Smith, Jr. (C Troop, 1-61st CAV) (5-page Adobe PDF file)

Currahee Awarded Silver Star Medal: April 22, 2010 article about SFC John I. Smith, Jr. (C Troop, 1-61st CAV)

Currahee Medic Receives Silver Star: July 23, 2010 article about SGT John Giasullo, Jr. (C Troop, 1-61st CAV)


Afghanistan Deployment: August 2010 - August 2011
August 2010-April 2011: attached to 1st BCT, 101st Division, Task Force Bastogne
May 2011-August 2011: attached to 3rd BCT, 25th Division, Task Force Bronco

Utah Soldier Dies in Afghanistan: August 30, 2010, Deseret News on-line article (with photo) about CPT Ellery Ray Wallace (B Troop, 1-61st CAV, KIA 08/29/10)

Task Force Panther Welcomed to Nangarhar: September 15, 2010 article (with photos)

A Troop Conquers Mountain en Route to Gurem: November 6, 2010 article (with photos)

Soldiers Special Guests at Khaga School Graduation: November 11, 2010 article (with photos) about C Troop

A Day in the Life of an Army Truck Driver: November 17, 2010 article (with photos) about D Troop

Best Aid Station in Theater?: November 18, 2010 article (with photos) about HHT

Troop C Honors Fallen Heroes: November 18, 2010 article (with photos)

Afghanistan 'Surge' Troops Appreciate Support from Home: November 19, 2010 article

Indiana Brothers Serve in Same Cavalry Troop: November 20, 2010 article (with photos) about A Troop

Troops Spend Thanksgiving Away from Home: November 24, 2010 article about B Troop

FOB Connolly Soldiers Keep Servicemembers Rolling: November 24, 2010 article (with photos) about D Troop

Soldier Follows Father's Footsteps: November 25, 2010 article (with photo) about A Troop

Father Presents Son Purple Heart on Thanksgiving Day: November 25, 2010 article (with photos) mentions CPT Ellery Ray Wallace (B Troop, 1-61st CAV, KIA 08/29/10)

MG Campbell Addresses Ambush Incident in Nangarhar: December 2, 2010, Fort Campbell Courier on-line article

'Rear D' Moves into High Gear as Tragedy Strikes: December 3, 2010 article

Services for SFC Barry Jarvis: B Troop, 1-61st Cavalry, KIA 11/29/10; December 9, 2010

Services for PFC Jacob Gassen: B Troop, 1-61st Cavalry, KIA 11/29/10; December 9, 2010

Services for PFC Austin Staggs: B Troop, 1-61st Cavalry, KIA 11/29/10; December 11, 2010

Services for PFC Buddy McLain: B Troop, 1-61st Cavalry, KIA 11/29/10; December 11, 2010

TF Panther Clears Taliban Stronghold: December 23, 2010 article (with photos) about A Troop

Patients Line up for Care in Sherzad: December 26, 2010 article (with photos) about B and C Troops

TF Shooter, TF Panther Commemorate Collaboration: January 29, 2011 article (with photo)

Drug Lab Discovered in Nangarhar, Material Destroyed: February 5, 2011 article about C Troop

Soldiers Rebuild Damaged Roads: February 28, 2011 article

TF Bronco Works with Villagers to Drive out Insurgents in Nangarhar: June 9-13, 2011 article (with photos)


Video:

Currahee Fallen Hero Video: 3 minutes


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