To the United States Cavalry

To the United States Cavalry (HM1ETM)

Location: Fort Riley, KS 66442 Geary County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 3.827', W 96° 47.036'

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This statue, honoring the United States Cavalry and its role in the settlement of the West, is located on what was long known as the Cavalry Parade Ground at Fort Riley.

It was constructed in three dimensions through the artistry of the sculptor, Specialist Fourth Class Robert L. Greene, and through the technical skill of Private First Class Richard C. Donda, Sergeant Clarence L. Holt, and First Lieutenant Arthur C. Lee, Jr., using as a guide a painting, The Cavalryman, completed in 1898 by Frederick Remington, noted Western artist. The illustration, also known as The Trooper and Old Bill, appeared on the cover of the Cavalry Journal from January, 1903 to August, 1942 and later appeared in Armor magazine.

Conceived as a Fort Riley - Junction City memorial as a part of the Kansas Centennial observance, the statue was dedicated June 14, 1961 in appreciation of those who have served their nation so faithfully and well.

Advisory Committee
Maj. Gen. Theodore W. Parker · Col. Burt L. Mitchell · Lt. Col. Stewart G. Real · Mr. Lee Rich · Mr. C.W. Lamer · Mr. James E. Lang
Technical Supervision
Lieutenant Colonel W.W. Bridges, Commanding, 1st Engineer Battalion
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1961
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 691730 N 4326192
Decimal Degrees39.06378333, -96.78393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.827', W 96° 47.036'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 49.62" N, 96° 47' 2.16" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5328 Sheridan Ave, Fort Riley KS 66442, US
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