The mission of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, “Thunder horse,” is to, on order, deploy to a designated contingency area of operations, conduct reception, staging, onward movement, and integration. It would then, on order, conduct combat operations and redeploy upon mission accomplishment.
The Regiment traded its horses for jeeps and amphibious assault vehicles in February of 1943, reorganizing partly under cavalry organizations and infantry organizations. That’s origin of the nickname –Thunderhorse. Strong and fast same as the thunder horse.
In October 2006, 2nd Battalion deployed as part of 4th BCT, 1st Cavalry Division out of Ft. Bliss Texas to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The battalion was attached to 2nd BCT, 1st Infantry Division in western Baghdad to join the Operation.
After Operation Iraqi Freedom II, the 12th Cavalry Regiment underwent a major transition and combined with the regiment to create the battalions currently in service.
GS-JJ customize challenge coins, which are for the 2nd Battalion, 12 Cavalry in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Award the excellence heroes for their brave and performance in the activity with thunder horse coins. The custom coins are made of fine metal and with great craftsmanship, gold plated and polished to shine presentation. This custom military coins are cut-out coins, feature with insignia of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry — black thunder horse in the center. On the back side, this shiny customized coin crafted by hard enamel, and printed the logo and established years clearly. Great coins and gifts for the soldiers who have contributed to the Operation.