Welcome to the Blackhorse Association

The Blackhorse Association, founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1970, is a non-profit, charitable, organization dedicated to serving our country and our fellow Blackhorse Troopers and their families. We remain committed to our founding principles: to honor comrades who gave their lives in the service of our country and Regiment, to preserve and strengthen comradeship formed in the Regiment, to proclaim and publicize the achievements and traditions of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, to support the troopers actively serving in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and to establish and provide educational scholarships for the children of the Regiment.


As a major part of our mission, The Blackhorse Association conducts frequent reunions to bring together Blackhorse veterans and their families from all eras of Regimental service.


The Scholarship Fund has provided nearly $600,000 to help educate the children of Blackhorse Troopers killed or wounded in action and has now been expanded to assist all children of the Blackhorse.


Your membership helps us support the troops, veterans, and families of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Membership is open to all who served in the Regiment, as well as friends and family members.

The Blackhorse Association is totally dependent on contributions from our members. Your generous support helps fund The Scholarship Fund for our kids, as well as the basic operations of the Association. 

Recent news...

  • 2021 Loch Lothian Race

    This year's annual Loch Lothian Race on March 6, 2021 in Midlothian, VA, will honor the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Read more about the race here.
  • E-News – December 2020

    Troopers Down   Joseph J. Tellup August 8, 1954 – November 6, 2020. Joseph Jeffrey Tellup, age 66 of Hamilton, Ohio, passed away on November 6, 2020. Joseph was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 8, 1954 to the late Fred and Betty Jane Tellup. Known to many as...
  • E-News – November 2020

     Trooper Down Thomas H. Spahr, 74, of North Huntingdon, PA, died January 18, 2020 at his home. He was born May 23, 1945, in Greensburg, a son of the late Charles and Alice Herold Spahr. Tom was the store manager of Miller Feed Store in Irwin for many...
  • E-News Special – October 2020

    Open Invitation from Dennis Ciborowski November 6 – Sarasota, Florida I reside in Sarasota, Florida and am a lifetime member of both the Blackhorse Association and the 11th ACVVC. In honor of Veterans Day, I would like to invite members of the Blackhorse community to join us empty...
  • E-News – October 2020

    Troopers Down Colonel (Ret.) James W. Bradin. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of James W. Bradin, Colonel, U.S. Army Retired. The family was able to be with him in his final moments, and we now reflect on his life. Jim was born in...
  • E-News – September 2020

    Honoring One of Our Own Former Army Medic Gets Second Silver Star 50 years After Saving 10 Fellow Soldiers in Vietnam Rep. Chris Smith, left, presents Vietnam War veteran Bart “Doc” Fabian with his second Silver Star at a ceremony in Smith’s office in Freehold, NJ, July 18,...
  • E-News Special: Troopers Down

    Major General (Ret.) Robert John Sunell – 48th Colonel of the Blackhorse. Major General (Ret.) Robert (Bob) John Sunell passed away on August 8, 2020. He was born on June 5, 1929 in Astoria, Oregon, the son of Ernest and Grace Sunell. He enlisted in the National...
  • Memorial Service CSM Richard Morgan

    A memorial service for CSM (Ret.) Richard E. (Dick) Morgan will be held on August 15, 2020 at the Church of Christ at Deridder, 782 Bilbo St., Deridder, LA 70634. Viewing will be at 10 a.m., and the service will be at 11 a.m. CSM Morgan served as...
  • E-News – August 2020

    Troopers Down Army Major General Edward B. Atkeson. Gen. Atkeson died on July 9, 2020 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. In Vietnam, he commanded the 541st MI Detachment, which was part of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Edward "Ted" Breed Atkeson...
  • Blackhorse E-News Special: The Blackhorse in Vietnam: A Webinar

    The following is a note from LTG Guy C. Swan III, USA (Ret.), Vice President, Education, Association of the United States Army; and 57th Colonel of the Regiment. On Friday, 24 July 2020 at 10:00 am EDT, I will be hosting the Association of the United States Army’s...

Warning Order! 2020 MINI-Reunion

When: June 3-7, 2020
Where: Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Why: 50th Anniversary for the Blackhorse Association
Who: Current and former Blackhorse members and guests.


11th ACR History

Our regiment has served in the Philippine–American War, World War II, the Vietnam War, Cold War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War). The 11th ACR serves as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) for the Army and Marine task forces, and foreign military forces that train at the National Training Center.

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