Trooper Down George A. Lacy
MSG George A. Lacy, 79, of Spiceland went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1942 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Archie Lacy and Wilma (Crabtree) Lacy Swindle. George was a 1960 graduate of Royerton High School. He enlisted in the US Army and served from 1960 to 1984 including serving in Germany and Vietnam. He had received many awards and honors while serving including, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign & Service Medal, Overseas Service Bars (7), Air Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal (3
OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), US Army Sergeant Major Academy in 1983 and several others. He proudly served in the 11th Armored Calvary in Germany and Vietnam. Following his time in the military, he became an JROTC instructor at Morton Memorial High School, which was part of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home, where he retired in 2007. He also was the coach of award-winning marksmanship teams at Morton Memorial and in the Hancock County 4-H.
George was a member of Spiceland Friends Meeting where he was the greeter for many years. He enjoyed working around his immaculate garden and growing
food to give to others. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara A. Lacy; children, George “Scott” (Jessica) Lacy of Eden, Indiana, Mike (Kathy) Lacy of Indianapolis, Jeff (Michelle) Lacy of Muncie, Kevin Johnson of New Castle, Cherie (Jeff) Fike of Normal, IL; grandchildren, Andy (Tony) Salazar, Skylar Lacy, Nick (Amanda) Fike, Reagan Lacy, Taylor Lacy, and Hayley Lacy; great granddaughter, Ivy Fike; a brother, William (Samarah) Lacy of Hawaii; a sister, Norma (Jim) Ellison of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a stepfather, Euless Swindle, Sr.; siblings Mary Saruwatori, Elaine Petry and Euless Swindle, Jr. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 17 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Services will be on Tuesday, January 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Spiceland Friends Meeting with David Brock officiating. Military honors will be conducted by contingents from the US Army and the American Legion Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland. Memorial contributions may be given to Spiceland Friends Meeting or a charity of the donor’s choice. You may express condolences or share a memory of George at www.hinsey-brown.com.
11th ACR Wreath Laying – Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
From Guillermo Guillén
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season. To the point, my apologies for a late send. The wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown is a GO at 1115 on 2 February following the 1100 changing of the guard. I encourage all to wear your Stetsons as we have in the past. A treat this year, COL Todd Hook, our Regiment’s current commander will be bringing the squadron commanders and other Troopers from Fort Irwin to attend the ceremony.
The restaurant we gathered at in the past following the ceremony, Champps, is permanently closed. I will hunt for something to accommodate 20-30 in the event folks want to gather.
I try to keep track of all who are within a 150 mile radius of the NCR and may want the option to attend, so would ask that you forward this information as you see fit.
The Regiment gets top billing in a black-and-white movie from the 1930s. See the links below, courtesy of Don Snedeker.
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2022 Reunion Update – Las Vegas, Nevada
Registration information: All registration and reservation information and forms can be found on our Blackhorse Association website at https://www.blackhorse.org/reunions/.
Registration can be completed by mailing the registration form found at this link or you can complete the registration online found at this link (recommended). Although on-site registration is available, to ensure we budget properly, please register by May 2, 2022.
Regimental Support: We work with the RCO and RCSM to ensure troopers participate in our reunion activities. To keep costs low for the troopers, the Association pays for their dinner and participation in local tours. We have added an option for attendees to donate money to this cause as a part of their registration. Thanks for helping us in this effort.
Reservation information: Reservation is open and must be made by May 2, 2022. Book your room by using group code ABA2C05 on the Orleans reservation website at https://www.orleanscasino.com/groups, or call toll free at 800-675-3267.
Hotel: The Orleans Hotel and CasinoGroup Name: Blackhorse Association ReunionDates: June 9-12, 2022 (we have the rooms blocked from June 5-13)
Call for Donations: As we approach our reunion date, please look around your house or consider shopping for something to donate to the Silent Auction. More details to follow on this in the coming months.
A Request for Help from the Regiment
The 11th ACR Public Affairs Officer (PAO) is looking for photos and information pertaining to the Regiment’s Kuwait deployment circa 1991; he’s also seeking the same regarding the activation at Fort Irwin in 1994. He’s putting together a Regimental birthday video and would like to get what he can from that time. If anyone would like to contribute, please contact the Regimental PAO, Captain Cain, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regimental Box Tours!
Once again, the Blackhorse Regiment will allow veterans of the regiment, who are BHA members, take a private tour of their old unit, squadrons, and the Regiment; you’ll also go out in the box while the Regiment is maneuvering on a rotation. You’ll spend some time in the TOC, witness the “battle”/maneuvering, and see some other cool stuff. The Regiment is willing to host another “box ride-along” event March 15-16, 2022. The veteran will have to cover the cost of transportation to Fort Irwin and lodging at the Landmark Inn at Fort Irwin.
The Blackhorse Association Regimental Liaison Officer, Aaron Nelson, will be the point of contact for veterans interested in attending. He can be contacted at email@example.com and can provide any additional information and assistance if necessary. This is a great opportunity to see the Regiment in action and get caught up on what the Regiment is doing today in support of our country and its freedom.