Charles von Bermuth was a member of cavalry Squadron A in New York City while he worked for his family shipping business prior to WWII. He enlisted in the army at the outbreak of the war and was sent to Fort Riley. There he went to the Cavalry School and ultimately was trained as an officer. He spent a further year as a horsemanship instructor before being reassigned to the OSS (Office of Strategic Services...precursor of the CIA). In the OSS he was responsible for sending agents into enemy territory for reconnaissance missions. For his bravery in rescuing one in a failed mission he was awarded a Silver Star. After the war he was the first American officer to serve in charge of a Hungarian horse farm which had escaped to Bavaria. Bermuth loved horses and, as an example, when he talked about Fort Riley it wasn’t so much about the men he met but the horses he rode. It is a very interesting tale and well worth reading.
My Charger's Name was Pegasus, A Cavalryman in the OSS, Charles von Bernuth, Merriam Press, Military Monograph 21, Bennington, VT 2012
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