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713th Cavalry Regiment (United States)
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Service history
Active 1973–1991
Part of 218th Infantry Brigade (Troop B)
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The 713th Cavalry Regiment was a United States Army cavalry regiment, represented in the South Carolina Army National Guard by Troop B, 713th Cavalry, headquartered at Ridgeland, and Detachment 1, Troop B, 713th Cavalry at Beaufort. Both units were part of the 218th Infantry Brigade. It was constituted in 1973 after Troop B was reflagged from a unit of the 196th Cavalry. In 1991, Troop B was reflagged as Troop B, 202nd Cavalry.


The 713th Cavalry was constituted on 19 December 1973 as a Combat Arms Regimental System (CARS) parent regiment in the South Carolina Army National Guard. It was organized on 1 January 1974 to consist of Troop B, an element of the 218th Infantry Brigade.[1] Troop B had become Troop B, 1st Squadron, 196th Cavalry on 1 January 1971 and was previously the 1053rd Transportation Company. Detachment 1, Troop B at Beaufort was redesignated from Detachment 1, Troop B. On 1 December 1971, it was redesignated as Detachment 1, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 196th Cavalry, and was previously Detachment 1 of the 1053rd Transportation Company.[2] Troop B served as the 218th Brigade's reconnaissance unit. In December 1975, it was scheduled to receive six M48A5 Patton main battle tanks.[3] In June 1980, the troop conducted its two-week annual summer training with the 218th Brigade at Fort Stewart. At the time, the company-sized unit included scout and rifle squads, as well as tank and mortar sections.[4] In June 1985, the troop again conducted summer training at Fort Stewart.[5] Its 1986 annual training was instead conducted in the winter in January at Fort Pickett, Virginia.[6] On 1 June 1989, the 713th was withdrawn from CARS and reorganized with headquarters at Ridgeland under the United States Army Regimental System (USARS). On 1 October 1991, it reflagged as the 202nd Cavalry Regiment, consisting of Troop B at Beaufort.[1] The regiment was not authorized a coat of arms or a distinctive unit insignia.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Pope & Kondratiuk 1995, p. 58.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sawicki 1985, pp. 380–381.
  3. "CNG Gives Fighting Vehicles Coming Out Party". The Gaffney Ledger. 17 December 1975. p. 13A. 
  4. "Local Guard In Summer Training". The Gaffney Ledger. 2 June 1980. p. 1. 
  5. "S.C. Guard getting extra dose of the great outdoors". The Gaffney Ledger. p. 11B. 
  6. "Guardsmen find winter in Virginia a big change". The Gaffney Ledger. 22 January 1986. pp. 1B, 3B. 


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