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Jon Lender is a reporter on the politics and government beat. He writes The Courant’s Sunday investigative column, Government Watch. A reporter and editor for 40 years, he has received numerous regional and national journalism awards, including the 2004 George Polk Award for investigative stories by him and two other reporters about corruption involving Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who later served 10 months in federal prison. He began as a town reporter in Willimantic, Bristol, Southington and Middletown before switching to investigative reporting and government/politics coverage.

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Jon Lender

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As Nation's Oldest Cavalry Unit Faces Budget Cuts, Critics Say That Will Break Promise

As Nation's Oldest Cavalry Unit Faces Budget Cuts, Critics Say That Will Break Promise

May 23, 2015

Founded in 1778, Connecticut's First Company Governor's Horse Guards still rides today as the nation's oldest cavalry unit in continuous service.