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Identifier: P0884

Title: Roy George Collection


Roy George (b. 1942) served in the 3rd Squadron, 5th Armored Cavalry "Black Knights" during the Vietnam War. The 5th Cavalry Regiment (Black Knights) is a historical unit of the United States Army that began its service in the decade prior to the American Civil War. The regiment was reorganized in August 1963 as the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 5th Cavalry Regiment and later as the 3rd Squadron, 5th Armored Cavalry. The units arrived at Fort Benning in 1965, and then proceeded to the Republic of Vietnam as air and armored cavalry. In Vietnam 5th Cavalry units participated in twelve campaigns. In May 1971, the units moved to Fort Hood, where they were reorganized as mechanized infantry.

The Roy George Collection includes 51 mostly color photographs belonging to Roy George from his service with the Black Knights in the Vietnam War. Photographs depict equipment, locations, and George's unit in Vietnam. Many of the photographs are captioned on the reverse with location, date and context. George is featured in many of the images and is the possible photographer for others.



Dates: 1968-1969

Type(s): Snapshots

Maker/Creator: George, Roy R., 1942-

Subjects: African Americans
Vietnam War, 1961-1975


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