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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 1952. He attended Infantry Officers Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant at age 19.

Frank met and married his late wife Ellie while enroute to Korea. He served in and commanded both Infantry and Armored Cavalry units including in the 25th Infantry Division and the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Regimental S-2, Commander of C Troop, and Commander of D Troop in Germany from 1960-1963). He served as Division Chief of the Field Division and Command and Staff Department at the Armor School. Overseas tours include Korea, Germany, Hawaii, and Viet Nam, where he was the Deputy Province Senior Advisor in Ban Me Thuot, Darlac Province. He was a graduate of Infantry OCS, The Armor Officer Advance Course, and the Command and General Staff College.

After retiring from the Army, he owned and operated Log Cabin Furniture Stripping and Refinishing Business in Pepperell, MA for eight years prior to retiring to Palm Bay, Florida. His wife of 52 years, Ellie, predeceased him in 2005. He is survived by his son Colin F. Mayo, USMC (ret) and his wife Laurie; daughters Colleen M. Friedman and Erin K. Fletcher; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Edward J. Tinney was born on June 21, 1933, and he passed away on October 12, 2018. Edward was a resident of Spring Hill, Florida at the time of passing.
He is survived by wife, Marie; sons, Patrick and Danny; daughter, Carol White; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country as 1st Sergeant of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Vietnam War,1969-70. He was a recipient of the Combat Infantryman Badge and was awarded the Purple Heart.


Blackhorse Trooper Needs Assistanc

My name is Mike Winsauer. I am a veteran of the Blackhorse during the Cold War. Served in Lima Troop under Captain Bishop and ISG Ernie Ford. I then transferred to HHT/1/11 to compete with the Boeselager Team. When competition was over, I was assigned to B/1/11. While assigned to Bravo Troop, I also helped as an instructor at the air assault school on Sickles Airfield.I would like to ask a favor of the association. I have recently been diagnosed with End Stage Kidney Failure. Both of my kidneys have completely shut down. I am on dialysis 10 hours a night. I am continuing to work 40+ hours a week, but it is a struggle. Between very expensive prescriptions, the dialysis, and doctors’ bills, this has put a large financial burden on me and my wife. I am currently $97,000 in debt because of this. I am also going to need financial help with a kidney transplant. Even with my insurance, it is still going to cost around $112,000.

I have started a GOFUNDME page to help with these expenses. Will you put a message out to the membership about me and request any help that we can get? Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated. The link to my page is below.

Thank You, and Blackhorse!

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Mike Winsauer
Maintenance Manager

Rochester Meat Company
1825 7th Street NW. Rochester, MN 55901
Direct: 507-529-4721


A Simple Way to Leverage Your Donations to the Blackhorse Association For Free

Amazon has a charitable foundation, called Amazon Smile,that donates a portion of all purchases to the non-profit of your choice. The Blackhorse Association is already registered with Amazon Smile. If you’re a regular Amazon member, please consider purchasing through the Smile portal instead of the regular site. Please visit this link on our website: opens in a new window Then on your first visit to Smile, you’ll be asked to select the charity to support. Choose “Blackhorse Association” and you’re all set. Shop as normal, but use the portal whenever you visit Amazon. You’ll pay the same prices and have the same onscreen experience as regular Amazon shopping, but .05% of your spending on eligible products will go to the Blackhorse Association. You must shop through the portal and see the words “Blackhorse Assn. Inc.” displayed just below the search bar.

This is a really good way to contribute to the Blackhorse scholarship fund at no cost to you. In October alone, the Association received over $260 from this program. Please consider doing this, and thank you for doing so.


In the September 2018 E-News, we listed the Horse Detachment events for July as taking place are Fort Irwin. In fact, they will take place in Santa Barbara, California. The listing should have read:

July 2019: At Santa Barbara, California
July 4th – The Horse Detachment will be in a parade.
July 5th – They will be putting on a demonstration of horse cavalry skills.
July 6th & 7th – These colors don’t run on the weekend, so you’re all invited to show up and have a good time at the program.


New Website for The Blackhorse Association

Please take a moment to check out the new website for our association at opens in a new You’ll find it has a new, modern, and user-friendly layout. In addition to the new design, you will now be able to search several years’ worth of Blackhorse news items in our just-added News section at opens in a new window
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