Unit Details

1st Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment
[1/5]

       

 

1st Battalion

Headquarters Company

CO 

Rank Name From To Status
  Glenn F. Rogers 18 Jul 50   KMAG
  unknown     NBC
   Charles J. Parziale     WIA
  James M. Gibson      
         
  Paul T. Clifford      
             


XO

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S-1 Personnel

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S-2 Intelligence

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S-3 Plan sand Operations

Rank Name From To Status
   Charles J. Parziale      
  James M. Gibson      

S-4 Logistics

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A Company

Able Company

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3rd Platoon

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B Company

B Company

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1st Platoon

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2nd Platoon

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3rd Platoon

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C Company

C Company

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1st Platoon

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2nd Platoon

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3rd Platoon

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4th Platoon

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D Heavy Weapons Company

D Company

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1st Platoon

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2nd Platoon

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4th Platoon

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Medical Detachment

Medical Detachment

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Service Company

Service Company

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Unit Info

 

 

There was yet another problem: The leadership in Rohsenberger's 1/5 was chaotic, or worse. The outfit had been brought to Korea by West Pointer (1931) Glenn F. Rogers, forty-three, but Rogers left almost immediately for KMAG. He was temporarily replaced by a 1/5 company commander, a former enlisted man who had won a battlefield commission in World War II. However, after merely two days he collapsed from heat and exhaustion, said: he "couldn't go on," and evacuated himself as an NBC.

He was replaced by the able regimental S-3, Charles J. Parziale, but he was wounded almost immediately and evacuated (he would return).

A cool, newly arrived, decorated (two Silver Stars, two Purple Hearts) veteran of World War II, James M. Gibson, twenty-nine, named S-3 of the battalion, attempted to hold the headquarters together.