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This unit reenacts American reconnaissance troops. The Mission of the 113th Cavalry Squadron is to provide a motorized, mobile, compact fighting force, capable of performing reconnaissance to provide timely information on the location and development of the enemy. The Squadron is also capable of conducting limited attacks to exploit enemy weaknesses on the battlefield.
The 113th Cavalry Squadron has always been an Iowa unit with Federal duty dating back to the Mexican Border War and the First World War. In World War II, it participated in actions in Normandy, Northern France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. They had more than 305 days of continuous combat covering a distance of more than 800 miles, destroying more than 600 enemy vehicles and capturing 21,599 enemy prisoners of war. The 113th was the first American element to join up with the Soviet forces at the Elbe River in 1945.
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