The Order of Saint George

This warrior has been called forward to receive Knighthood in the Honorable Order of Saint George Black/Bronze/Silver Medallion. St. George was born about 280 AD in the region of Greece known as Cappadocia, where he was known as the “Nestor of Cappadocia” and was a member of the Roman Emperor’s mounted guard. In 303 AD, the Emperor issued a decree to destroy all Christian churches and sacred writings while outlawing the Christian faith. The Nestor, a recent convert to the faith, tore down the written order and stood against the Emperor. For his act of bravery and defiance, he was imprisoned, tortured, and finally executed. After word of his sacrifice spread, early Christians changed the Nestor’s name to St. George, a saint that would symbolize bravery, dedication to faith and decency.

Later in the 12th Century, more than 1000 years after his execution, the citizens of a small Italian village claimed to have seen him appear suddenly out of the mist to slay a fierce dragon that had been tormenting them. This heroic image of St. George defeating the dragon symbolizes the gallantry and righteous bravery of mounted warriors and the ultimate victory of good over evil. Throughout history, warriors of many nations have related accounts of St. George appearing on battlefields to help the righteous achieve victory. St. George is unique among all of the saints in that he is the only one portrayed as fighting mounted. His name has been linked to famous battles, military orders, and cavalry forces around the world. In fact, to this day, the red cross of St. George is the main element of the National Colors of Great Britain, the Union Jack. In 1986, the United States Cavalry & Armor Association established the Honorable Order of St. George to recognize the very best tankers and cavalrymen among its members.

CPT Roy-Raia, 2022, Grafenwoehr, DE.

10 December, 2022 St. George’s Ball of the Order of the Buffalo City Guards. 2-101 Cavalry. “The Buffalo Club”, NY

CPT Wes Roberts, 2-101 Cav HQ, Niagara Falls, NY. 2021

04 January, 2021 at atrium of JFHQ-NY Latham, NY. On the date of retirement for COL Richardson.

COL Richardson was the E Troop, 101st Cavalry Commander for the 2001 27th BDE JRTC rotation. He also served as the 2d Squadron, 101st Cavalry Commander, as well as numerous staff positions including 27th BDE S2. The award was presented by MG Michel Natali.