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9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association


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2012 Retiree Appreciation Day

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Community Center

Fort Myer, Virginia
October 5, 2012

Colonel Fern O. Sumpter, Commanding Officer Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
(Photo By Rachel Larue, Pentagram Staff Photographer)

(left photo) Colonel Al Willner (ret) (right photo) CSM Andrew Winfree (ret) Chair and Co-Chair of the
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Retiree Council (photos courtesy of the Pentagram)

(left photo) Military retirees detachment lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

(right photo) Crawford honored to be assigned to the Military Retiree Detachment for the Wreath Presentation

(left photo) Colonel Willner and CSM Winfree pose with Trooper Crawford at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
(right photo) Troopers visited by Command Sergeant Major Earlene Y. Lavender and Colonel Fern O. Sumpter

(left photo) Troopers Crawford and Mayes. Trooper Mayes is a member of the Retiree Council
(right photo) Troopers Hill, Womack and Crawford are joined by Colonel William Roy Crawford (USA Ret)

(right photo) Trooper Clarke discussing Trooper William Cathay who was actually Trooper Cathay Williams

The Machine Gun Troop, 10th Cavalry arrived at Fort Myer on 15 October 1931, under the command of
Captain Clyde D. Garrison and First Sergeant Howard Wilson. Colonel Harry N. Cootes, Post Commander,
billeted the 10th Cavalry in building 308. Their horse stables were located in buildings 306 and 307, adjacent
to their barracks. The 10th Cavalry served at Fort Myer until 1949 being replaced by the 3rd Infantry Regiment.

(left photo) Sergeant of the Guard enroute to escort a Middle School Wreath Laying Detachment

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