3/12 CAV HISTORY

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THIRD ARMORED DIVISION

LINEAGE

April 1941
Activated as the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion (Armored) at Camp Polk, Louisiana.

 

May 1941
Renamed as the 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion (Armored).

 

January 1942
Renamed as the 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion.

 

November 1945
The unit was deactivated in Germany.

 

July 1947
Activated as the 83rd Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

 

July 1948
Renamed as the 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion.

 

October 1957
Renamed as the 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron, 12th Cavalry.

 

September 1963
Renamed as the 3rd Squadron, 12th Cavalry.

 

February 1989
Renamed as the 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry.

Compiled by Michael Willard, 3AD 1989-92
Source: 3AD.com