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The 19th, under command of Lt. Col. George W. Busbey (class of West Point, 1924), moved to Saco, Maine, with the mission of patrolling the long and irregular coast of Maine from the Canadian border to New Hampshire. Col. Busbey, former instructor at the Cavalry School, Fort Riley, Kansas, had been executive officer of the 16th Regiment. He was distinguished by a pair of waxed handlebar moustaches which gave him the nickname of "Handlebar Hank" on Tennessee maneuvers, but later, in the 19th, he was generally known among the men as "Uncle George."

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1945

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19th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron

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World War, 1939-1945, Regimental histories, United States, 19th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron

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19th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron: A Brief History

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