E-News – October 2022

Trooper Down

Richard “DB” Bennett

Richard “DB” Bennett passed away July 3, 2022. He was a resident of Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania. DB served his country for well over sixty years. He served in the US Air Force, U.S. Army, Jersey City Police Department, and Shawnee Fire Company and Paramedics. He was the last surviving founder of the Monroe County Joint Veterans Honor Guard. Services with military honors were held on October 3, 2022.

Richard “DB” Bennett

Memorial Service
Legendary Blackhorse Chaplain Larry Haworth

Blackhorse Chaplain Larry Haworth

There will be a memorial service for Chaplain Larry Haworth on October 14, 2022.

Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary
23287 North Sierra Hwy
Newhall, CA 91321
View a map to this location.

2 p.m. – Memorial Service in the Chapel of the Oaks
3 p.m. – Burial Service graveside at the nearby veterans garden at Eternal Valley

An Interesting Documentary Centered on OP Alpha

Below is a link to a YouTube video of a recent German documentary on life at the border near OP Alpha; the dialogue is all in German with German subtitles. The photos and video show a lot of interesting views of the border and the OP, mostly from East German citizens’ perspectives. The video is well worth a look.

Please note that in this video, there is one serious factual omission about the use of battlefield nuclear weapons: the video implies that the USA planned to use them first, which is not true.

Point Alpha

Thanks to Don Snedeker for finding this video and alerting us to its existence.
View the video at this link.


The Blackhorse Association and AmazonSmile

Are you a BHA member who uses Amazon.com? Our guess is you probably are, and we need your support. Currently, 288 people support the BHA through the AmazonSmile charity program. All that is needed to provide your support is a quick 30- second enrollment and continued use of Amazon for your purchases.

As a result of members like you who are already using AmazonSmile, we just received a $211 quarterly contribution from Amazon. This brings total Amazon contributions to the BHA to $3122; this has funded one annual scholarship — simply by adjusting your Amazon account.

How It Works

We’re asking that you designate “Blackhorse Association Inc” as your charity. Doing so means the association will receive .5% of the purchase price of all items purchased by you and your fellow BHA members made through AmazonSmile. This Amazon donation is done anonymously based on total purchases of our enrollees. 100% of every quarterly payment received from Amazon is deposited into our scholarship fund.

Anyone can support the association by using AmazonSmile. If you have family members or friends who have their own Amazon accounts, they too can designate “Blackhorse Association Inc” as their choice; everything will work the same for them as well.

Please remember that enrolling in the AmazonSmile program has no effect on the purchase price of your items; your price remains the same as before – not higher or lower. The only differences are Amazon rewards your participation by donating to the Blackhorse Association and you’ll make Amazon purchases on the AmazonSmile webpage instead of the standard Amazon webpage. (We recommend bookmarking the AmazonSmile webpage to ensure we receive credit for your purchases.) As a result, the Association will get a steady stream of revenue throughout the year that will be used to fund scholarships.

How To Sign Up

If you’re using a desktop browser or viewing the Amazon website on your phone, click the link below, log in if needed, get started at the AmazonSmile page, and select “Blackhorse Association Inc.” Please bookmark the new start page.

Click here to go to the Amazon Sign-In page.

If you’re using an Amazon app on your phone or device, open the app, and find “Settings” in the main menu (≡). Tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone or device. Search for “Blackhorse Association Inc” and select it.

Amazon recently announced a new AmazonSmile App that will further ensure your purchases are always credited to the Smile program. So this is a possibility, but not a requirement, for you as well. After you register, please select “Blackhorse Association Inc.”

We thank you, and the college students of our troopers thank you too!

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