Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Sunday, January 28, 2007

My old military unit in the news

The Prince of Wales was in Philadelphia this past weekend, and they were escorted by my old National Guard Unit - the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary. The Trooper escorting the Prince in the picture to the right is in the unmounted dress uniform, (the mounted uniform would have riding pants and boots - shown below).

The unit is the oldest military unit in continuous existance in the United States (they escorted General Washington in the Revolutionary War) and when not escorting dignitaries, they serve as an active Cavalary Unit of the PA National Guard Troop A, 104th Cav. 52 Brigade, 28th Infantry Division. When I served (the 1980's) it was a mixed unit of armored cav and scouts, but now has been changed to a scout unit.

I was trooper number 2243 in the 233 year history of the unit.
A history of the unit can be found here