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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...

  • E-News — September 2023

    Troopers Down   The 43rd Colonel of the Blackhorse Wallace Hall Nutting. General Wallace Hall Nutting, 95, moved from life to life on August 17, 2023, at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco, Maine, surrounded by family. He was born June 3, 1928, in Newton, Maine, the son of Gerry and Ethel Nutting. Wallace attended schools in Saco and joined the Maine State National Guard at the age of 14 from 1942-1944. After graduation from Phillips Exeter Academy, Wallace attended West Point Military Academy. He graduated in 1950 in the last class of Cavalry Officers....
  • Trooper Down

    We’re sending this E-News Special because of the time-sensitive Celebration of Life Service in Louisville on September 2. James M. “Jimbo” Angelini, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away from natural causes on August 6, 2023. Jim proudly served his country as a Sergeant in Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (the Legendary Blackhorse Regiment) in the Vietnam War in 1970. He was a Life Member of the 11th ACVVC. Jim was retired from Louisville Metro Corrections. He is survived by his wife Kay and sons Nick and Eric. The Angelini family will be hosting...
  • E-News — August 2023. Warning Order! The Last Patrol

    The note below is provided by the Point Alpha Stiftung. We will pass along updates as they are sent to us. We would like to host a veteran’s reunion of the 14th and 11th ACR next year in the context of the Last Border Patrol ceremony. U.S. Army Europe and Africa has already confirmed the date for the ceremony on Friday, April 19, 2024. I have already spoken to Winfried Jäger from the Blackhorse Museum in Fulda, who would also like to contribute along with his association. Our tentative plan is as follows: Wednesday,...
  • E-News — July 2023

    Troopers Down   Matthew A. McNally III. Matthew A. McNally III, 72, of Grove City, passed peacefully on June 11, 2023, following a brief illness. Matthew was born in Newton, MA, on May 31, 1951, to Matthew A. and Kathryn A. (Penney) McNally, Jr. He married Debra S. Vandewalker on February 4, 1978. He was a graduate of St. Sebastian High School (1970) in Needham, MA and Norwich University (1974) in Northfield, VT. Matthew began 40 years of dedicated service to the United States when he joined the Army in 1976. He attended...
  • E-News Special – June 2023 Upcoming Mini-Reunions

    The Blackhorse Association is excited to announce five upcoming mini-reunions that will be held in 2023. These mini-reunions are great opportunities to reconnect with friends and fellow troopers who are enthusiastic about all things related to the Blackhorse. We expect additional mini-reunions to be announced in the upcoming weeks, and we’ll be sure to communicate this to the association’s members in our E-News and on our website. __________________________ 2023 Reunion for BHA Air Cav Troop Chapter When: June 14-18, 2023 Where: Hyatt Place, 1818 S. Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108 Hotel Reservations: Please contact Mr....
  • E-News — June 2023

    Troopers Down   Colonel (Ret.) John P. Carter. September 4, 1946 – March 13, 2023. John was born in a Navy family in the Canal Zone and lived the life of a Navy Brat through High School. He entered the Army through the Warrant Officers Flight Program in the Vietnam era, and he served as a WO1 and WO2 before receiving a direct commission as a first lieutenant in 1970. John’s distinguished career included serving in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division (B/4-77 Aerial Rocket Artillery) flying Cobras. After Vietnam, he was a...
  • E-News — May 2023

    Troopers Down Colonel (Ret.) Vincent Paul Baerman died in his home in Anacortes, Washington on March 8, 2023. Paul was the son of Charles and Kathleen (Murray) Baerman, born in Lansing Michigan on May 6, 1947. As an Army brat, he lived in various locations in the United States and Europe before embarking on his own 26-year Army career. A distinguished graduate of West Point in 1968, he married Kerry Ann Harrigan the same year. He served in Vietnam and commanded armor and cavalry units from platoon through brigade. Paul was awarded...
  • E-News Special: Funeral Services for Bob Merriman

    For any of our members who will be in the Dallas-Fort Worth area next week, there will be services for Robert “Bob” Merriman, Jr., who served with the regiment’s Air Cav Troop during 1966 – 1967. Bob passed away on December 31, 2022, and services will be held on Thursday, April 27, 11:30 a.m., at the Dallas-Fort Worth Cemetery. The address is 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211. For further details on the services, please contact the Dallas-Fort Worth Cemetery at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration ( or...
  • E-News — April 2023

    Troopers Down William Gann Glenn, 72, of Malvern, Arkansas passed away on February 3, 2023. He was born on September 15, 1950 in Benton, Arkansas to the late William and Ocia (Wallace) Glenn. William proudly served in the United States Army for 21 years. He served in 3rd Squadron, 11th ACR in Bad Hersfeld from October 1985 to August 1988, first in K Troop, and then the at sub-post. Following his retirement from the military, he began a 24-year career in law enforcement. William served as the Saline County deputy, Garland County deputy,...
  • E-News Special — Blackhorse Association Scholarship Deadline

    The April 1st deadline is fast approaching for completed scholarship packets to be submitted for consideration for this year’s awards. Since April 1 is on a Saturday, submissions will be accepted through Monday, April 3. The following is helpful information that can be used by scholarship applicants. To view the details of the scholarship submission process, please visit: The actual scholarship application can be found here: For tips on completing the application, please visit: As a reminder, scholarships are also available for spouses of active-duty members of the Regiment; this opportunity is discussed here:...

11th ACR History

Our regiment has served in the Philippine–American War, World War II, the Vietnam War, Cold War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War), and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom). 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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