Blackhorse E-News – August, 2012

Trooper Down – SFC Jeremy R. Gonzalez (1st Squadron)
Sgt. First Class Jeremy R. Gonzalez, 38, of Lawton, Oklahoma, formerly of Manlius, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his residence. Services were held in Illinois on July 7th and 8th.

Immediately following high school, SFC Gonzalez began his life-long military career with the Illinois National Guard, and later transferred to the U.S. Army. He served tours of duty in Germany, Hawaii, Korea, California, Texas, and Oklahoma. He also served our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2005, when he earned the Bronze Star as a platoon sergeant in the air defense battery with First Squadron.

Jeremy’s family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a candle in his memory at

Next Year’s Reunion – Louisville, Kentucky

Planning has already begun for next year’s reunion in Louisville, KY. The Gold Vault Chapter in Louisville/Fort Knox will be the host. A highlight of the reunion will be a visit to and memorial service at our Regimental monument, on the grounds of the Patton Museum – probably the last time we will visit the monument there before we move it to a new site at Fort Benning, GA. Please see the tentative schedule of activities and the registration form at our or websites – stay tuned and make your plans to attend.


The 22nd Annual Northern California Blackhorse Potluck/BBQ

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11 a.m. – ???
Slidehill Park
2850 Temple Dr., Davis, CA 95618

Everyone is welcome to join us for a casual picnic in the park. Bring something to BBQ, something to share (salad, dessert, or munchies) and your beverage of choice.

I-80 to Davis. Take the Mace Blvd exit. Go North and around bend (Mace becomes Covell Blvd). Turn left on Monarch Lane. Take 1st right onto Temple. Park is one block ahead on left.


I-5 to Woodland, exit at Road 102 to Davis. Proceed South to Davis, approx. 8 miles. Turn left at the 1st major intersection – Covell Blvd. Go about 1 mile to Monarch Blvd, turn right, go 1 block. Turn right on Temple. Park is 1 block ahead on left.
Watch for balloons and signs.

RSVP: Ron Krueger: 530-758-0351 or

Former Fulda First Sergeant doing great Volunteer Work

1SG (ret) Thomas "Top" Lindsley was the next-to-last First Sergeant of C Troop in Fulda, Germany. Today he is a Volunteer Leader of Operation Injured Soldiers (OIS). The primary mission of OIS is to acquire outdoor entertainment and activities for Disabled (Injured) Veterans at no cost to the veteran. It accomplishes this by receiving gifts, such as seats on charter boats to seats in hunting blinds, mostly in the state of Michigan. OIS also offers shark fishing in Texas, Hog Hunting in Georgia, and Fly-In trips to Canada.

For more information, visit the OIS website at Tom’s email address is

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