Unit Details

2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment [2/5]

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2nd Battalion

Headquarters Company

CO 

Rank Name From To Status
   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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E Company

E Company

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F Company

F Company

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G Company

G Company

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H Weapons Company

H Weapons Company

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Medical Detachment

Medical Detachment

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Service Company

Service Company

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Unit Info

 

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.[6-45]