What is The cavalry?

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In the US, prior to 1942, the US Cavalry was a mounted arm (horse units). It's missions were to exploit gaps made in enemy lines, conduct screening/security, and reconnaissance missions.

The last US Horse Cavalry unit to fight from horse back was the US 26th Cavalry, which attacked Japanese light tanks in the Philippines during WWII in 1942.

Congress officially de-activated (retired) the US Cavalry (Horse) in 1926.

Post 1942, armor (tanks) have replaced the horse cavalry.

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Cavalry soldier: a mounted warrior, or trooper. In the Hungarian history they were called hussars (huszárok).

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