Gulf War – Book of Honor

Gulf War Book of Honor

Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm ’90-’91

Whell convoy to port and deployment Desert Shield

These patriots, members of the 1st Cavalry Division and the Tiger Brigade of the 2nd Armored Division, answered the challenge to safeguard liberty and democracy. With selfless devotion, they have bought justice and freedom with their own blood, the price paid as the vanguard of our Nation’s principles.

They answered the call to defend freedom 10,000 miles from home in the deserts of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. With all its uncertainty, sacrifice, and danger, it was a life with purpose and mission, hope and accomplishment. It was a life of comrades moving forward together, individuals bound into teams and tempered in the heat of war, as so many before them.

And as before, we remember those among us who did not return, who made the very highest sacrifice. These fine Troopers, our comrades, will live in our memory and in the legacy of the Cavalry. They will never be forgotten!

Rank | Name | Unit | Date of Death

SPC Steven D. Clark
HHC, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Armor
7 November 1990

PFC Ardon B. Cooper
A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry
20 February 1991

PV2 Michael L. Fitz
D Company, 27th Main Support Battalion
27 February 1991

SSG Jimmy D. Haws
C Battery, 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery
20 February 1991

SPC James P. Heyden
E Company, 27th Main Support Battalion
12 March 1991

SPC David C. Hollenbeck
E Company, 27th Main Support Battalion
25 May 1991

Rank | Name | Unit | Date of Death

SPC William Palmer
1st Platoon, 502nd Military Police Company
25 February 1991

SGT Ronald M. Randazzo
A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry
20 February 1991

PFC Roger E. Valentine
A Battery, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery
2 March 1991

PFC David M. Wieczorek
C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry
2 March 1991

SGT Scott L. Wittenburg
D Company, 27th Main Support Battalion
27 February 1991

SFC Harold P. Witzke, III
HHC, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor
26 February 1991

The loss of these gallant warriors tears at our hearts; yet we can all take great pride in their valiant stand against injustice and tyranny. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families of these true American heroes.

– General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army Retired

Highlights - CTA

Ghosts of Fallujah

Ghosts of Fallujah (written by Coley D. Tyler) is a first person account of the Second Battalion, Seventh Cavalry’s participation in the Second Battle of Fallujah, the largest single engagement of the Iraq War and the largest urban battle since Hue in 1968. A First Marine Division operation, it was spearheaded by one of the […]

Special Annoucements

Public Request for Division Assets (Band/Horse Cav Detachment/Honor Guard)

Need to request a Division asset: the Band, Horse CAV Detachment, or Honor Guard? Fill out the provided DD Form 2536 and email it to: SFC Kristin M. Chandler at  If you have any questions about filling out the form call SFC Chandler at 254-288-2601. DD2536 Asset Request Form