I was a new 2nd Lt. in the 11th Cav when we gyroed the entire unit, tanks and all, from Fort Knox to Germany to releive the 6th Cav on the German and Austrian borders. We stood between the Soviet and Warsaw Pact forces and the heart of freedom in Western Europe. Any Soviet attack to the West had to come through the gun sights of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
Hq and 1st Bn were at Straubing, 2nd Bn at Landshut, and 3rd Bn at Regansburg. The 370th Armored Infantry Batallion was attached at Straubing.
The units carried the cavalry batallion designations until 1960 when they were renamed cavalry squadrons with the implemantation of a new TO&E.
Our tanks carried a Blackhorse head from the Allons insignia. The current Blackhorse patch had not been adopted then.