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It was heavily involved in fighting during [[World War II]] against German forces in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany from June 1944 - May 1945.<ref>{{cite book|title=The Battle of the Hedgerows: June–July 1944|author= Stephen Hart|year= 2001|publisher=Zenith Imprint|isbn=0-7603-1166-8|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=xkT3N3RJlJQC&pg=PA145&ots=jKestJSlTx&dq=%22113th+Cavalry%22&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html&sig=Do13t6ocq2roayarBiDS6KfPu4c |page=145}}</ref> Following a long period of inactivation after World War II, one squadron of the 113th Cavalry was reactivated in 1992 and is currently serving in Afghanistan as part of [[Operation Enduring Freedom]].
 
It was heavily involved in fighting during [[World War II]] against German forces in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany from June 1944 - May 1945.<ref>{{cite book|title=The Battle of the Hedgerows: June–July 1944|author= Stephen Hart|year= 2001|publisher=Zenith Imprint|isbn=0-7603-1166-8|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=xkT3N3RJlJQC&pg=PA145&ots=jKestJSlTx&dq=%22113th+Cavalry%22&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html&sig=Do13t6ocq2roayarBiDS6KfPu4c |page=145}}</ref> Following a long period of inactivation after World War II, one squadron of the 113th Cavalry was reactivated in 1992 and is currently serving in Afghanistan as part of [[Operation Enduring Freedom]].
   
Iowa had organized the 1st (Iowa) Cavalry Squadron in 1915,<ref>[http://www.iowanationalguard.com/museum/IA_History/MexicanWar.htm Iowa NG history]</ref> a unit with four troops (companies) and which had seen [[Pancho Villa Expedition|service on the Mexican frontier]] during the pursuit of [[Pancho Villa]]. After World War I, the 113th Cavalry was constituted in 1921 as part of the [[Iowa National Guard]] and subordinated to the 24th Cavalry Division. The regiment participated in riot control duties during the [[Iowa Cow War|Cow War]] in Iowa in 1931, and elements of the regiment suppressed labor unrest in Newton, Iowa in 1938. The regiment was relieved from assignment to the 24th Cavalry Division in September 1940, inducted into federal service on 13 January 1941, and moved to Camp Bowie, Texas on 25 January 1941.<ref>Steven E. Clay, ''U.S. Army Order of Battle 1919 - 1941'', Volume 2, p. 635, Fort Leavenworth: Combat Studies Institute Press.</ref>
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Iowa had organized the 1st (Iowa) Cavalry Squadron in 1915,<ref>[http://www.iowanationalguard.com/museum/IA_History/MexicanWar.htm Iowa NG history]</ref> a unit with four troops (companies) and which had seen [[Pancho Villa Expedition|service on the Mexican frontier]] during the pursuit of [[Pancho Villa]]. After World War I, the 113th Cavalry was constituted in 1921 as part of the [[Iowa National Guard]] and subordinated to the 24th Cavalry Division. The regiment participated in riot control duties during the [[Iowa Cow War|Cow War]] in Iowa in 1931, and elements of the regiment suppressed labor unrest in [[Newton, Iowa]] in 1938. The regiment was relieved from assignment to the 24th Cavalry Division in September 1940, inducted into federal service on 13 January 1941, and moved to Camp Bowie, Texas on 25 January 1941.<ref>Steven E. Clay, ''U.S. Army Order of Battle 1919 - 1941'', Volume 2, p. 635, Fort Leavenworth: Combat Studies Institute Press.</ref>
   
 
The 113th Cavalry Regiment (Horse-Mechanized) sailed to England, arriving on 28 January 1944. In England, the regiment was converted to the 113th Cavalry Group (Mechanized), with the 1st Squadron becoming the 113th Cavalry Squadron (Mechanized) and the 2nd Squadron becoming the 125th Cavalry Squadron (Mechanized), both subordinated to the 113th Cavalry Group. Subsequently, the 113th Cavalry Group served as the mechanized cavalry group for the U.S. XIX Corps, fighting in Normandy, Holland, and the conquest of Germany.<ref>[http://www.louisdimarco.com/113thcavalrygroup.htm 113th Cavalry Group page]</ref> The 113th Cavalry Group returned to the New York port of entry on 25 October 1945 and was inactivated at Camp Shanks, New York, on 26 October 1945.<ref>Shelby Stanton, ''World War II Order of Battle'', New York:Galahad Books, 1991.</ref>
 
The 113th Cavalry Regiment (Horse-Mechanized) sailed to England, arriving on 28 January 1944. In England, the regiment was converted to the 113th Cavalry Group (Mechanized), with the 1st Squadron becoming the 113th Cavalry Squadron (Mechanized) and the 2nd Squadron becoming the 125th Cavalry Squadron (Mechanized), both subordinated to the 113th Cavalry Group. Subsequently, the 113th Cavalry Group served as the mechanized cavalry group for the U.S. XIX Corps, fighting in Normandy, Holland, and the conquest of Germany.<ref>[http://www.louisdimarco.com/113thcavalrygroup.htm 113th Cavalry Group page]</ref> The 113th Cavalry Group returned to the New York port of entry on 25 October 1945 and was inactivated at Camp Shanks, New York, on 26 October 1945.<ref>Shelby Stanton, ''World War II Order of Battle'', New York:Galahad Books, 1991.</ref>
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