The Kentucky National Guard’s Equestrian Legacy
Frankfort, Ky. (October 9, 2010) — The Kentucky National Guard of the 21st century is well-versed in the latest technologies, from the C-130 Hercules to the UH-60 Blackhawk to the newest high mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS). Everyone from general officers to the rank of private is familiar with internet security, night vision goggles and global positioning systems.
There was a time long ago, however, when high technology meant something completely different. The mission was the same — defending the nation in time of war and supporting local communities during disasters and emergencies. But the way Soldiers accomplished that mission has changed drastically over the decades.
In honor of the Citizen-Soldiers supporting the 2010 World Equestrian Games, here is a precious glimpse into Kentucky National Guard’s cavalry legacy.
NOTE: If you have information on any of these photographs or other materials relating to the history of the Kentucky National Guard, contact John Trowbridge at 502-607-6301 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.