The history of the 85th Cavalry Reconnaisance Squad was documented in a hand drawn booklet that is 71 pages long. In order to make that document available, it was converted into a PowerPoint Slide presentation. It is an excellent representation of the original, however, this is a very large file (71 slides). Since Microsoft has never released an update to allow office products to be viewed by any other browser than Internet Explorer, you will need to use IE (or Firefox with the optional ieTab) and a high speed internet connection to view the presentation. Even then, the slides can be a bit slow in loading so please be patient.

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For those of you that do not have IE, I have made a zipped file available for download so you can view it directly on your computer. The file is in Powerpoint and is 185.7 Mb. It will take about 9 minutes to download using cable modem. It will take about 12 minutes to download using a dial up connection. Simply click on the link and choose "Save to Disk" in Firefox or "Save" in Internet Explorer. Download Now

My sincere thanks to Will Cook and Greg Smith (grandson of H.C. Smith: Troop A, 85th Cavalry Recon. Sq. Mecz.) for their invaluable help in making this document available.