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 2021 Blackhorse Reunion will be held June 3-6 at in San Antonio at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk


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 – June 2021

    Trooper Down   Lieutenant General (Ret.) David Kyte Doyle died May 8, 2021 in Austin, Texas. He was born December 8, 1931, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, to the family of Edward and Emily Doyle. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. In November 1942, David’s father, Col. Edward...
  • E-News – May 2021

    Trooper Down   Chaplain (Colonel) John W. Schumacher (U.S. Army, Ret.) went to his heavenly home on February 5, 2021. He was born in Osceola, Indiana on June 21, 1934 to Herman John Schumacher and Julia Beatrice (Needham) Schumacher. He married Martha Ann (Catching) Schumacher on June 8, 1957,...
  • E – News – April 2021

    Troopers Down   General McEnery also was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in the Michelin Rubber Plantation during Operation Atlas Wedge, March 1969.     Edward “Allen” White, age 78, passed away peacefully at his home on March 14, 2021. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in...
  • E – News – March 2021

    Trooper Down Interment Ceremony for MG Robert Sunell The funeral service for Major General Robert J. Sunell, USA Retired, will be held at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, 204 Lee Avenue, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 1 p.m. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery...
  • E-News Special: Book Club Discussions – “The Anonymous Battle” And “Assault on Fire Base Illingworth”

    Three exciting book club discussions will be led by the staff of Pritzker Military Museum and Library (PMML). The staff will utilize battle analysis, documents, and sources from PMML’s holdings to examine two small unit actions in South Vietnam’s War Zone C in the months leading up to...
  • E-News – February 2021

    The Latest from Point Alpha Click here to read the latest news article from Point Alpha posted on our website. Loch Lothian 5K & 10K - March 6, 2021 Midlothian, Virginia 23113 From the Event Organizers: “We are proud to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the 11th Armored...
  • Point Alpha Foundation presents program for the first half of 2021 – Green Belt, Last Border Patrol, Wall

    "We look confidently to the year ahead and have prepared a wide-ranging program with very different events for 2021," says Sebastian Leitsch at the presentation of the Academy and Foundation's half-year program. Geisa / Rasdorf - The managing director of the Point Alpha Foundation emphasizes that during the...
  • Blackhorse Memorial website launched

    The 11th Cavalry Memorial is located in Pattons’ Park at Fort Benning, Georgia. The memorial is dedicated to the bravery and selfless sacrifice of countless Blackhorse troopers who have served with the 11th Cavalry since the regiment was formed in 1901. And now with the creation and launch...
  • 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 – January 2021

    Trooper Down   ALFRED H. M. SHEHAB, LTC, U.S. Army (Ret.) Lieutenant Colonel Alfred H. M. Shehab, U.S. Army Retired, of Odenton, Maryland, passed away on December 12, 2020. He was born in Cape May, NJ, on September 18, 1919 and was educated in the United States and Lebanon,...

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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