Fort Hood: Family of 1st Cav patch designer donates to museum

Daryl Dorcy donated portraits of his father and grandfather. (Photo by Sam DeLeon)
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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Fort Hood's First Cavalry Museum received a generous donation Thursday from the family of the Army officer who created the First Cavalry Division patch.

Col. Ben Dorcy and his wife Gladys created the well-known First Cav patch in 1921 while they were stationed at Fort Bliss.

On Thursday their grandson, Daryl Dorcy, donated portraits of his grandfather and his father, Lt. Colonel Laurence Dorcy, along with a photo album and scrapbook to the museum.

Dorcy says he wants these pieces of history to be in a permanent location and where better the home of the first team.

“It's the military tradition of The Dorcy family and that’s what it really is, and be able to make this donation here today and make another contribution to the history of the first division, has been the greatest honor I could possibly do,” Dorcy said.

The original First Cav patch resides at Carlisle Barracks, home of the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania, but the items donated to Fort Hood will be on display at the Mounted Warfare Museum that's scheduled to be completed on Fort Hood in 2021.