E-News – February 2019

Troopers Down Sergeant Major (Retired) John T. Hawk, H CO, 2nd SQDN, 11th ACR, 1967. September 21, 1937 – December 24, 2018. The Sergeant Major climbed aboard his tank for his final road march to Fiddler’s Green. He was born in Los Angeles, California to George and Helen Hawk, and he was preceded in death Read More »

E-News – January 2019

Trooper Down   Captain Robert Ed Sandlin passed away suddenly in his home in Campton, Kentucky on December 27, 2018. He was born to Edmorris Sandlin and Myrtle Coffey Sandlin in Austin, Indiana on December 24, 1941; he was the only child born to his parents.     He graduated from Scottsburg High School and Read More »

E-News – December 2018

Troopers Down Michael Joseph Walsh, July 22, 1958 – November 21, 2018. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Michael J. Walsh, a resident of Clayton, California. He was the beloved brother of James (Maureen) and Eugenie Walsh Hausseguy (Emmanuel), and dear uncle of Marie-Claire, Kelly and Michael Hausseguy. Michael was Read More »

E-News – November 2018

Troopers Down LTC (Ret.) Frank Mayo, 84, died on November 10, 2017. Although he was born in Medford, MA on September 25, 1933, he was raised in the Panama Canal Zone, where he graduated from Balboa High School. He attended Norwich University for a semester prior to enlisting in the US Army in March of Read More »

E-News – September 2018

  The Blackhorse Horse Detachment “Keeping Tradition Alive” is the motto of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Horse Detachment. The Horse Detachment is a horse-mounted ceremonial unit of 17 Troopers, 11 horses, and 4 mules. The Detachment conducts a variety of community relations missions, competes in United States Cavalry Association competitions, and provides cavalry horsemanship Read More »

E-News – August 2018

Trooper Down General (Retired) John Nelson Abrams, 53rd Colonel of the Blackhorse Regiment, passed away on August 20, 2018 at the age of 71. He was the son of Gen. Creighton Abrams, the former Army chief of staff who died in 1974; the brother of Gen. Robert B. Abrams, who is the current U.S. Army Read More »

E-News – July 2018

Blackhorse Scholarships One of the original purposes of the Blackhorse Association was to take care of the children of members of the Regiment. This originated in a promise made by then- Colonel George Patton, Regimental Commander, to a dying trooper. Once again this year, we are able to do this thanks to the generosity of Read More »

E-News special — Crosbie Saint

The Passing of Crosbie Edgerton Saint Crosbie Edgerton Saint, 47th Colonel of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, died on May 7, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland at the age of 81. General Saint was born at West Point, New York on September 29, 1936. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1958, receiving his Read More »

E-News – April 2018

Trooper Down Colonel (Ret.) Donald E. Appler, 75, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, died Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Hogue Appler; daughters Adrienne Appler (Jeremy) of Waukesha, Wisconsin and Valerie Appler (Mark) of Atlanta; sister Read More »

E-News – March 2018

  Photos of the Wreath Laying at Arlington Cemetery Courtesy of Marc and Mary King _________________________________________________ Report on Status of our Stones at Fulda and Bad Hersfeld From Steve Steininger I enjoyed an extended stay just west of Fulda in Kleinluder this past weekend. While in the area, I checked on our stones; pictures Read More »

E-News – February 2018

Trooper Down Kingdon Gould Jr. died on January 16, 2018. Born in New York City on January 3, 1924, he was the son of Kingdon Gould, a mining engineer and financier, and Annunziata Lucci. His given name, Kingdon, derived from Edith Kingdon, his grandmother. He was the great-grandson of Jay Gould, the railroad builder and Read More »

Blackhorse Special Edition: Wreath Laying at Arlington

February 2, 2018 Below is a note from LTC Guillermo Guillén. Fellow Troopers, My name is Guillermo Guillén, and for those who do not know me, I have picked up coordinating this year’s wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery from Evan Fitzgerald. I served with the 11th ACR from June 2001 to June 2006. A Read More »

E-News – January 2018

Troopers Down Kenneth Charles Wood, age 69, left us on Monday, November 6, 2017, surrounded by the friends and family who loved him dearly. Ken was born March 6, 1948 in Robbins, NC, the second of five children born to Hughene Charles and Ruth Elizabeth Stack Wood. He grew up in High Point, NC and Read More »

Blackhorse E-News Special Trooper Needs Assistance Chris Redman

Below is a link to a news story about a very special Blackhorse veteran who needs our assistance. Chris Redman is an exceptional person who has devoted a lot of his life to helping and serving others while with the Regiment and in civilian life. Now he is fighting his own battle with major medical Read More »

E-News – December 2017

Troopers Down Peter F. Dalton. Peter Francis Dalton passed away in May 2011 from lung cancer. From January 1, 1967 – January 31, 1968, he served in Vietnam as a platoon leader for A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th ACR. The Peter F. Dalton Foundation was created in Peter’s memory by his son John in 2011. Read More »

E-News – November 2017

Jerome “Gee” Cardwell. Jerome Cardwell was granted peace and healing when he transitioned from this life on October 16, 2017 following an extended illness. Jerome was born to Lamar Cardwell and Jessie Pearl Bryant on May 1, 1956, in Troy, Alabama. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Read More »

E-News – October 2017

Troopers Down John Joseph Clark. John, 53, a resident of Hawthorne, Florida, died September 16, 2017 at the Gainesville V. A. Medical Center following a battle with cancer. He was born on July 15, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Pompano Beach, Florida. He joined the U. S. Army, served in the 11th Read More »

E-News – September 2017

Troopers Down Jack W. Dice, Colonel, United States Army (Ret.), 1937- 2017. On August 24, 2017, Jack lost his battle with Alzheimer’s and joined The Long Grey Line. Following in his father’s footsteps, Jack graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1960, beginning a proud and dedicated 25-year service to his Read More »