E-News – October 2020

Troopers Down Colonel (Ret.) James W. Bradin. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of James W. Bradin, Colonel, U.S. Army Retired. The family was able to be with him in his final moments, and we now reflect on his life. Jim was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina, son of Benjamin Read More »

E-News – September 2020

Honoring One of Our Own Former Army Medic Gets Second Silver Star 50 years After Saving 10 Fellow Soldiers in Vietnam Rep. Chris Smith, left, presents Vietnam War veteran Bart “Doc” Fabian with his second Silver Star at a ceremony in Smith’s office in Freehold, NJ, July 18, 2020. Fabian earned the medal for saving Read More »

E-News Special: Troopers Down

Major General (Ret.) Robert John Sunell – 48th Colonel of the Blackhorse. Major General (Ret.) Robert (Bob) John Sunell passed away on August 8, 2020. He was born on June 5, 1929 in Astoria, Oregon, the son of Ernest and Grace Sunell. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1948 upon graduation from Astoria High Read More »

Memorial Service CSM Richard Morgan

A memorial service for CSM (Ret.) Richard E. (Dick) Morgan will be held on August 15, 2020 at the Church of Christ at Deridder, 782 Bilbo St., Deridder, LA 70634. Viewing will be at 10 a.m., and the service will be at 11 a.m. CSM Morgan served as the First Sergeant, G Troop, 2nd Squadron, Read More »

E-News – August 2020

Troopers Down Army Major General Edward B. Atkeson. Gen. Atkeson died on July 9, 2020 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. In Vietnam, he commanded the 541st MI Detachment, which was part of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Edward “Ted” Breed Atkeson was born in Newport News, Va. Read More »

Blackhorse E-News Special: The Blackhorse in Vietnam: A Webinar

The following is a note from LTG Guy C. Swan III, USA (Ret.), Vice President, Education, Association of the United States Army; and 57th Colonel of the Regiment. On Friday, 24 July 2020 at 10:00 am EDT, I will be hosting the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Thought Leaders livestream webinar featuring Don Read More »

E-News – July 2020

2021 Blackhorse Family Reunion Please plan to attend our 2021 Blackhorse Family Reunion in San Antonio, Texas at the Riverwalk Holiday Inn, June 3-5, 2021. We have blocked off rooms from May 31 to June 9 for early and late arrivals; this will provide families an opportunity to enjoy San Antonio before or after our Read More »

E-News – June 2020

Troopers Down Dallas Ray Manning. Dallas Manning, a retired electrical instrumentation technician for Riverwood International Paper Mill and member of the Road Home Fellowship of Bastrop, passed away May 30, 2020 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Swartz, Louisiana. Dallas served his country in Germany, and he was a Blackhorse Trooper Read More »

Blackhorse E-News Special

Trooper Down Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Richard (Dick) E. Morgan. As many of us have heard, CSM Morgan passed away on May 6, 2020. We mourn a consummate professional, soldier, and friend. He held numerous positions within the Army at all levels, though many of us remember him because of the time he spent in Read More »

E-News – May 2020

Reunion Update For those who are attending the June 2020 mini-reunion (which is being held in lieu of the 2020 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion), everything is a go. As things begin to settle down with the pandemic, it is our hope that people will get out and enjoy life again. The mini-reunion is one exciting Read More »

E-News – April 2020

Troopers Down First Sergeant Jim Greeley. Trooper James “Jim” Greeley passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 22, 2020. Jim was an unforgettable character and a loyal member of the Regiment. He attended many reunions and was always ready with a good laugh and lots of stories. 1SG Greeley served with the Regiment in Read More »

Special Update: Blackhorse Association Family Reunion

2020 Reunion Cancellation Based on the Coronavirus risk, the Association’s board has decided to cancel the 2020 Blackhorse Family Reunion.  As such, the next formal reunion will be the 2021 Blackhorse Family reunion, in San Antonio, Texas from June 2, 2021 to June 5, 2021.  More information on the 2021 reunion will be released in Read More »

Important Changes to the 2020 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion

2020 Reunion Cancellation Based on the Coronavirus risk, the Association’s board has decided to cancel the 2020 Blackhorse Family Reunion.  As such, the next formal reunion will be the 2021 Blackhorse Family reunion, in San Antonio, Texas from June 2, 2021 to June 5, 2021.  More information on the 2021 reunion will be released in Read More »

E-News – March 2020

Troopers Down James Dale Hershey II, Vietnam War Veteran and a kind man, died unexpectedly of natural causes on January 24, 2019, in Azusa, CA. James was born February 8, 1951 in Litchfield, MN to Lois Helen Lindeen-Hershey and James Dale Hershey I. Jim embraced life to the fullest. Jim earned good grades throughout school. Read More »

E-News – February 2020

Due to the time-sensitivity of the last-two items, we are sending you our February E-News a little early. A Note from a Scholarship Recipient Hello, My name is Niko Ambrose and I am a senior at Old Dominion University. In the last few years, I have been blessed to have won one of your Blackhorse Read More »

Funeral Services – Colonel Kurt Norman

Funeral Services have been scheduled for Colonel (Ret.) Kurt Norman, who passed away on August 28, 2019. Colonel Norman served the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment as Commander of 1st Squadron and as its Regimental Executive Officer. Services will be held on January 21, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. in the Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer, Read More »

E-News – January 2020

Christa Martha Harkins (December 22, 1936 to December 9, 2019). Christa Harkins, 82, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019. A native of Fulda, Germany, she had resided here since coming from Germany in 1994. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center; Caloosa Country Read More »

E-News – December 2019

A Great Example of Blackhorse Pride Michael Black (goosebouncer.mb@gmail.com) had the spare tire cover below created through Tirecovers.com for $85. He states “On the homepage, there will be a category tab to click on. 2nd line down will be the custom page to click. Then just follow the instructions from there.” __________________________ The Latest from Read More »