|Texas Cavalry Service Medal|
|Description||The ribbon drape is of yellow, green and white stripes. The medal consists of crossed swords over a white star within a gold circle. Upon the gold circle are the words "Texas Cavalry".|
|Presented by||Texas Military Department|
|Eligibility||Texas Military Forces|
|Established||June 17, 2005|
|Next (higher)||Texas Combat Service Ribbon|
|Next (lower)||Texas Border Security and Support Service Ribbon|
The Texas Cavalry Service Medal is no longer awarded.
- Served on or after 11 September 2001
- In the 124th Cavalry
- In a hostile fire zone as designated by the United States Secretary of Defense
This medal is a one time award and there is no provision for subsequent awards. The first 182 cavalry troopers eligible for the award completed their tour of duty in Iraq on February 11, 2005. Carrying the same unit heraldry as the 1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, members of the Texas National Guard's Brigade Reconnaissance Troops mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom III were also eligible for this award.
The Texas Combat Service Ribbon was established by Senator Kel Seliger in Senate Bill 955, authorized by the Seventy-ninth Texas Legislature, and approved by Governor Rick Perry on 17 June 2005, effective the same date.
The pendant is a Texas Ranger style medal with a gold outer ring, cutout antique ivory star, with crossed sabers centered on the star. The gold outer ring is encircled by the words, “TEXAS CAVALRY”. The pendant is suspended by a ring from a silk moiré ribbon 1-3/8 inches wide, composed of stripes of yellow (15/32 of an inch), green (3/16 of an inch), white (7/16 of an inch), green (3/16 of an inch), and yellow (15/32 of an inch). An enameled cross sabers 3/8 of an inch in circumscribing diameter, is centered on the ribbon.
|2005||Sergeant Douglas E. Bennett||Successfully completed a deployment with the 124th Cav.|
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