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"Operation Cowboy" occurred where the cavalrymen returned to their equestrian roots and rode
or herded this irreplaceable stock of horses into the American occupation zone.
The Second Cavalry Group would continue reconnaissance and screening operations
inside Czechoslovakia until the official cessation of hostilities on 8 May. Shortly after the
success of Operation "Cowboy" the group along with all remaining U.S. forces withdrew from
Czechoslovakia and took up positions along the German side of the new border. There it would
remain, first as part of the army of occupation, then as part of the American commitment to
defend West Germany against the aggression of the newly formed Warsaw Pact. The group
amassed an impressive combat record in the European theater, including participating in the
deepest penetration of American forces into Nazi held territory with their assault into
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Nance, William Stuart. Patton's Iron Cavalry - The Impact of the Mechanized Cavalry on the U.S. Third Army, thesis, May 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc68023/m1/66/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .