I do not think that this is correct. The 14th Cav referred to in the Form 203 in post 10 was the 14th Cavalry Regiment (Horse), part of the 2nd Cavalry Division. It was at Fort Riley on the date mentioned on the card. The 2nd Cav and it's subordinate units disbanded 15 Jul 1942 and personnel and equipment were transferred to the 14th Armored Division (AD). The 14th Cavalry Group was activated 12 Jul 43 at Fort Lewis, Washington, nearly two years after the card was filled out. I also looked at the Award of Merit to the 130th Armored Ordinance Maintenance Battalion, which was also in post 10. The 130th was part of the 8th Armored Division, which was part of the US 3rd Army during the period referenced by the award. They participated in the Roer and Rhine River crossings and the reduction of the Ruhr Pocket. Do you know what unit your Grandfather was in while in Europe? Was he in the 130th AOM Battalion of the 8th AD? Edit...If the soldier in the portrait in post 10 is your grandfather, he is wearing an 8th AD patch on his left shoulder. Thanks for that Jeff, I was so excited about the tank I never checked the dates. I wondered why the shoulder patch was wrong. I got my info from the always reliable Wiki... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Armored_Cavalry_Regiment_(United_States)) They state that they served as 14th Armored Regt of 9th Armored Div until reorganised in 1943.