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E-News — March 2024

Troopers Down A Blackhorse Hero Passes From the Weirton Daily Times — February 23, 2024   ROCHELLE, Ga. — The nation lost one of its most highly decorated combat veterans Wednesday with the death of U.S. Army Brig. Gen. (Ret.) John C. “Doc” Bahnsen, who rode helicopters with his troops into battle in the jungles Read More »

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E-News — February 2024

Troopers Down   Ronald Aurele Pineau, 74, of Jay, Maine, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2023, in Benton, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Ron was born on October 28, 1948, to Robert Napoleon Pineau and Joan d’Arc Fournier in Farmington Falls. After Ron graduated from Jay High School in 1967, he was Read More »

David Drake

E-News — January 2024

Trooper Down   David Drake, the author or co-author of over 80 science fiction and fantasy books, passed away on December 10, 2023 in Silk Hope, North Carolina. Drake, a Vietnam veteran and lawyer, turned to writing fulltime in 1981, a few years after his first book was published. Drake was born on September 24,1945. Read More »

E-News Special — December 2023 Celebration of Life for Glenn Snodgrass

The following information was provided by Glenn’s daughter, Allison Horton. A celebration of life/remembrance gathering in honor of Glenn will be held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia on January 13, 2024, 1–4 p.m. The address for the Army Navy Club is 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Please note that Read More »

Glenn Snodgrass

E-News Special – the passing of Glenn Snodgrass

It is with great sadness that the Blackhorse Association reports the passing of James Glenn Snodgrass, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) on December 9, 2023.   Glenn epitomized what it meant to be a Blackhorse Trooper. He served with the Regiment in Vietnam as a platoon leader and troop executive officer in A Troop, 1st Squadron. Read More »

E-News — December 2023

Trooper Down   Jonathon Ray Reed, 74, of Pennsboro, West Virginia, departed this life on October 24, 2023, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. John was born December 13, 1948 in Pennsboro, WV a son of the late Francis and Geneva (Mossor) Reed. For 45 years, John worked as an over-the-road truck Read More »


E-News — November 2023

Blackhorse Family Reunion 2024! The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs, Colorado Mark your calendars for July 25–28, 2024 for next year’s reunion. We have the details for the hotel and reunion activities to pass along to you. Registration fees are $100 per person. This will include the Friday night social, Saturday night social, and AV fees. Read More »

Mrs. Patton

E-News Special: Services for Mrs. Patton

The family has opened this service to members of the association that would like to pay their respects to Mrs. Patton. For details, and to RSVP, go to

Mrs. Patton

E-News — October 2023

Troopers Down   Joanne Holbrook Patton. Mrs. Patton passed away recently, and we’ll have a formal obituary in an upcoming E-News. She was the wife of Major General (Ret.) George Smith Patton, the 39th Commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, while it was in Vietnam. Mrs. Patton was preceded in death by her husband, Read More »

E-News — September 2023

Troopers Down   The 43rd Colonel of the Blackhorse Wallace Hall Nutting. General Wallace Hall Nutting, 95, moved from life to life on August 17, 2023, at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco, Maine, surrounded by family. He was born June 3, 1928, in Newton, Maine, the son of Gerry and Ethel Nutting. Wallace attended schools Read More »

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We’re sending this E-News Special because of the time-sensitive Celebration of Life Service in Louisville on September 2. James M. “Jimbo” Angelini, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away from natural causes on August 6, 2023. Jim proudly served his country as a Sergeant in Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (the Legendary Blackhorse Regiment) in Read More »

Blackhorse 11th ACR

E-News — August 2023. Warning Order! The Last Patrol

The note below is provided by the Point Alpha Stiftung. We will pass along updates as they are sent to us. We would like to host a veteran’s reunion of the 14th and 11th ACR next year in the context of the Last Border Patrol ceremony. U.S. Army Europe and Africa has already confirmed the Read More »

E-News — July 2023

Troopers Down   Matthew A. McNally III. Matthew A. McNally III, 72, of Grove City, passed peacefully on June 11, 2023, following a brief illness. Matthew was born in Newton, MA, on May 31, 1951, to Matthew A. and Kathryn A. (Penney) McNally, Jr. He married Debra S. Vandewalker on February 4, 1978. He was Read More »

Blackhorse 11th ACR

E-News Special – June 2023 Upcoming Mini-Reunions

The Blackhorse Association is excited to announce five upcoming mini-reunions that will be held in 2023. These mini-reunions are great opportunities to reconnect with friends and fellow troopers who are enthusiastic about all things related to the Blackhorse. We expect additional mini-reunions to be announced in the upcoming weeks, and we’ll be sure to communicate Read More »


E-News — June 2023

Troopers Down   Colonel (Ret.) John P. Carter. September 4, 1946 – March 13, 2023. John was born in a Navy family in the Canal Zone and lived the life of a Navy Brat through High School. He entered the Army through the Warrant Officers Flight Program in the Vietnam era, and he served as Read More »

E-News — May 2023

Troopers Down Colonel (Ret.) Vincent Paul Baerman died in his home in Anacortes, Washington on March 8, 2023. Paul was the son of Charles and Kathleen (Murray) Baerman, born in Lansing Michigan on May 6, 1947. As an Army brat, he lived in various locations in the United States and Europe before embarking on his Read More »

VA Cemetery

E-News Special: Funeral Services for Bob Merriman

For any of our members who will be in the Dallas-Fort Worth area next week, there will be services for Robert “Bob” Merriman, Jr., who served with the regiment’s Air Cav Troop during 1966 – 1967. Bob passed away on December 31, 2022, and services will be held on Thursday, April 27, 11:30 a.m., at Read More »

E-News — April 2023

Troopers Down William Gann Glenn, 72, of Malvern, Arkansas passed away on February 3, 2023. He was born on September 15, 1950 in Benton, Arkansas to the late William and Ocia (Wallace) Glenn. William proudly served in the United States Army for 21 years. He served in 3rd Squadron, 11th ACR in Bad Hersfeld from Read More »


E-News Special — Blackhorse Association Scholarship Deadline

The April 1st deadline is fast approaching for completed scholarship packets to be submitted for consideration for this year’s awards. Since April 1 is on a Saturday, submissions will be accepted through Monday, April 3. The following is helpful information that can be used by scholarship applicants. To view the details of the scholarship submission Read More »

E-News – March 2023

Troopers Down Harvey Jordan Hillyer II, 75, of Varnville, South Carolina, died March 13, 2022. Mr. Hillyer was born on December 29, 1946 in St. Petersburg, FL. He was the son of the late Harvey Jordan Hillyer I and Adel Carter Hillyer. Mr. Hillyer was Special Forces in the 1960’s, an Army Scout in the Read More »

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