E-News July 2015

Trooper Down

William S. Johnson, a Blackhorse veteran and member of the Blackhorse Association, passed away on March 12, 2013 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to his exposure to agent orange. No further information was provided.

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Trailer for a New Movie

Below is the trailer for a new movie that should be of great interest to all veterans. It is the story of the guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The trailer is impressive, and the movie promises to be even better. Well worth a look.

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Some Interesting Websites

Below are some websites that might be of interest to our readers. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of these sites, and I suggest you use a good virus protection program when visiting the sites. I have visited all websites and have not had any problems.

http://blackhorse.org Everyone should be well familiar with this website, that of our own association. However, there are a lot of other websites that are of interest to our members. Below is a selection of those that are particularly well done. If you have other websites you like to see featured, please contact me at banditsix@aol.com.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/11th-Armored-Cavalry-Regiment-Blackhorse/158715460811763 The active Regiment’s Facebook page.

http://theblackhorseregiment.wordpress.com The active Regiment’s blog.

http://www.dvidshub.net/unit/11ACR This is the website of the Defense Imagery and Video Distribution System. This particular URL will take you to the page devoted to the 11th ACR and contains other links to numerous videos of the Regiment, mostly of the active Regiment at Fort Irwin. You have to look closely, but the upper left has a block that when clicked, will take you to several videos.

http://www.11thcavnam.com/ The website of our sister organization, the 11th ACR Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_Armored_Cavalry_Regiment A fairly detailed history of the Regiment.

http://www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm?http&&&www.usarmygermany.com/units/armoredcav/usareur_11thacr.htm This is a fantastic website devoted to the Regiment’s service in USAREUR. There is a lot of information on Kasernes, each squadron, and an overall history of the Regiment in Germany.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sOEkhvntOk This is a YouTube presentation originally done by the Army entitled "The Big Picture", and it is about the Blackhorse in Vietnam (if you know what this is, you are dating yourself).

http://www.vhpamuseum.org/11thcav/11thcav.shtml This is the website of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot’s Association that focusses on the Blackhorse in Vietnam. It has lots of great pictures with captions.

http://www.talkingproud.us/Military/Military/11thACR.html This is an interesting website about the Regiment’s service in Vietnam, to include details on its Medal of Honor winners. It also has a very good description of armor in Vietnam, to include the use of armor by the French during the Indo-China war.

http://eaglehorse.org This is a great source for information on 2nd Squadron during its 20 years in Bad Kissingen.

http://wildgun5.tripod.com/ This website is primarily about C Troop in Vietnam, but it is also much more about the Regiment’s history in Vietnam.

http://www.11acr.com/ A website devoted to F Troop’s service in Vietnam.

http://h-co.freehomepage.com/ A website devoted to H Company in Vietnam.

http://www.ktroop.com/ A website devoted to K Troop.

http://www.m11thcav.com/ A website devoted to M Company.

http://www.military.com/video/operations-and-strategy/vietnam-war/1966-11th-acr-acav-vietnam-1966/1194703451001/ This is a three-and-a-half minute video about 2nd Platoon, B Troop, 1/11 ACR in Vietnam. It focused primarily on the ACAV.

http://www.11thacraviation.com/ A website devoted to 11th ACR aviation in Vietnam.

http://cavland.ning.com/ This is the website for CAVLAND, a social site for veterans of the Regiment.

http://worldoftanks.com/community/clans/1000000803-11_TH/ Those of you who attended the business meeting of the Association in Las Vegas heard a presentation about the on-line game, World of Tanks. This is a link to the game 11th ACR "Clan."

www.pointalpha.com The official website for the Point Alpha Foundation.

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