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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 Doyle, was killed in the Read More »

Chaplain (Colonel) John W. Schumacher

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, in Springfield, Missouri. Together they raised Read More »

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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 Glendale; he was Read More »

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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 will immediately follow the service. Read More »

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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 Cavalry Regiment Association for the Read More »

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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 planning it was also ensured that as Read More »


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 of the official Blackhorse Memorial website at, Read More »


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.

ALFRED H. M. SHEHAB, LTC, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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, majoring in Political Science and History. Read More »

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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 Joe, he proudly served his country Read More »

Ceremony at Point Alpha

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 years. He was the past president of Read More »

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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 at least a keg of beer at Read More »

aking Fire! Memoir of an Aerial Scout in Vietnam

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 Pinehurst, North Carolina, son of Benjamin Read More »

Rep. Chris Smith, left, presents Vietnam War veteran Bart “Doc” Fabian with his second Silver Star

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, 2020. Fabian earned the medal for saving Read More »

Major General (Ret.) Robert John Sunell

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 Guard in 1948 upon graduation from Astoria High Read More »

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 the First Sergeant, G Troop, 2nd Squadron, Read More »

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 was born in Newport News, Va. Read More »

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 (AUSA) Thought Leaders livestream webinar featuring Don Read More »

E-News – July 2020

2021 Blackhorse Family Reunion Please plan to attend our 2021 Blackhorse Family Reunion in San Antonio, Texas at the Riverwalk Holiday Inn, June 3-5, 2021. We have blocked off rooms from May 31 to June 9 for early and late arrivals; this will provide families an opportunity to enjoy San Antonio before or after our Read More »