Blackhorse E-News – May, 2012

TROOPER DOWN: We are saddened to learn of the passing of Neil Keltner who deployed with the Regiment to Vietnam in September 1966. Neil commanded 1st Platoon, Troop C, 1st Squadron in Vietnam and was one of our most highly decorated soldiers. He was the first member of the Blackhorse in Vietnam to be awarded Read More »

Gowrie Obit

Trooper Down We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Francis “Frank” Gowrie. An iconic Blackhorse soldier and NYPD legend, Frank died Saturday, 28 April with his loving family by his side. General Doc Bahnsen has provided service arrangements as follows: Viewing: Stutzman Funeral Home 224-39 Jamaica Avenue Queens Village, NY 11428 (718) Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – April, 2012

FAREWELL AND WELCOMEThe Blackhorse Association salutes the 19th RCSM, Clinton Reiss for his outstanding leadership of the soldiers of the Regiment and we extend a warm welcome to the 20th RCSM, Stephen Travers who assumed his responsibilities on 10 April. ___________________________________________________ 2012 BLACKHORSE REUNION Our annual family reunion is taking shape. Come prepared to enjoy Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – March, 2012

In this issue: INTERMENT SERVICE FOR 1SG KIRBY HUNTER – SFC RODNEY J. T. YANO MEMORIAL DEDICATION CEREMONY – COLONEL JIMMIE LEACH MEMORIAL DEDICATION CEREMONY – BOOKS ABOUT BLACKHORSE – UPCOMING HOEDOWN and more . . . ___________________________________ INTERMENT SERVICE FOR 1SG KIRBY HUNTER Kirby’s daughter, Angela Hunter Goodman extends an invitation to all Blackhorse Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – February, 2012

In this issue: Happy Birthday to Blackhorse – SFC Rodney J. T. Yano Memorial – Phil Keith’s Blackhorse Riders and other books of interest – Schlarship info – Hoedown – more . . . ___________________________________ HAPPY 111th BIRTHDAY TO THE BLACKHORSE REGIMENT! To celebrate, join us on our newly improved website being propagated to the Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – January, 2012

TROOPER DOWN We learned recently of the passing of another of our finest. James Hill, an active member and supporter of the Blackhorse Regiment Cavalry Motorcycles (BHRCM) and the association, joined his brothers at Fiddler’s Green. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Hill family and the entire BHRCM family. Rest easy Brother. _____________________________________________________ ADDRESS Read More »

Vissers obit

TROOPER DOWN Don Snedeker reports from today’s (21 Dec ’11) Washington Post Obit that Christian Frank Vissers has passed away. He served with Delta Company in 1968-1969. A service is scheduled for Friday, 23 Dec. 2011 in Ellicot City, Maryland and burial will be at West Point at a later date. “Allons and see you Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – December, 2011

TROOPER DOWN We are saddened to report the passing of 1SG Kirby Hunter. Kirby’s daughter, Angela Hunter Goodman, has requested Blackhorse troopers in the Fort Knox, Radcliff, Elizabethtown and Louisville area join the Hunter family at the Fort Knox Veterans Cemetery for services on March 8, 2012. We will provide the time of the service Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – November, 2011

UPDATE ON SERVICES FOR JOHN B. WHITEHEAD III Services for John B. Whitehead III have been confirmed for the Old Post Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery for 1 December 2011 at 12:45 PM. _____________________________________________________ IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING BLACKHORSE SCHOLARSHIPS: The following students have not claimed their Fall 2011 Blackhorse Scholarship payment and we have been unable Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – October, 2011

BLACKHORSE NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY VIA E-NEWS The Blackhorse Newsletter, published and mailed twice annually is now available through our Blackhorse E-News medium. Significant cost savings will accrue by reducing printing and mailing costs. Currently, our greatest operating expense is in the area of printing and mailing the newsletter. Please take this opportunity to elect to Read More »

Northern California Blackhorse Potluck/BBQ

Northern California Blackhorse Potluck/BBQ Everyone is welcome to join us for a casual picnic in the park. Bring something to BBQ, something to share (salad, dessert, or munchies) and your beverage of choice. Saturday, October 1, 2011 1100 Slidehill Park2850 Temple DriveDavis, CA. 95618 Click here for a Google Map. Directions: Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – September 2011

TROOPER DOWN It is with much sadness that we report the loss of SFC Christian Riege from the Wildhorse squadron. SFC (posthumously promoted to MSG) Riege was among the soldiers gunned down in a Nevada IHOP last week. He was a right shoulder Blackhorse Trooper that served with our 1st Squadron, 221 Cavalry in their Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – August 2011

SERVICES FOR GENERAL DONN A. STARRY The Starry family has announced services for General Donn Starry will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Canton, Ohio. Arrangements for the service are being handled by Welch-Sekers-Lewis Funeral Home. Online access to their guest book and other Read More »

Starry obit

Troopers Down We have just learned of the passing of two of our finest warriors. _____________________________________________________ Ray Barnes passed away Tuesday, 23 August 2011. Ray was a career soldier who served two combat tours in Vietnam with the Blackhorse. Ray’s obituary can be found at Kerrville Funeral Home, Kerrville Texas. Services will be held on Read More »

Whitehead obit

Troopers, We are saddened to tell you of the passing of LTC (Ret) John B. Whitehead, III. Memorial services will be held tomorrow at the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 2 p.m. During his military tenure, he served two tours of Vietnam. He was a Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – July 2011

TROOPERS DOWN We are sad to announce the passing of these five Blackhorse brothers. Our thoughts and prayers go to their families. Michael C. Merrill William Budzien Carl Frederick Fergerson Bob Selje Dale Bonasse, Sr. James “Big Jim” Holt Rest easy, brothers. God Bless. _____________________________________________________ THE BLACKHORSE FAMILY HAS LOST A PRECIOUS LADY-—Lois Hurt, wife Read More »


Greetings! With only a week before the reunion, we want to share with all of you the latest schedules and other notes of interest. Follow these links for the latest info: Click here to download the Tentative Schedule of Events Click here to download info on the Blackhorse Regiment Motorcycle Rallyopens Read More »

Reunion Tidbits

Last call to get a bus seat for the Thursday, 2 June trip to Fort Irwin. We will spend most of the day visiting the Regiment at their home in the high desert. If you have not registered with Gene Johnson and want to make the Thursday trip, contact him at new Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – Spring, 2011

CSM CLINTON REISS BECOMES REGIMENT’S 19th RCSM The Blackhorse Association welcomes CSM Clinton J. Reiss, the 19th Regimental Sergeant Major of the Blackhorse. Allons! CSM Reiss’ Bio: Command Sergeant Major Clinton J. Reiss enlisted into the United States Army in November, 1984. He has held leadership positions as a Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – April, 2011

IMPORTANT REUNION INFORMATION: Hotel Reservations- Treasure Island Resort and Casino has graciously offered to extend our special reduced room rate period. Strongly encourage you to reserve your room now to take advantage of these special reduced rates. Reservations may be made by calling (800) 944-7444 or (888) 503-8999 Monday through Sunday 6am to 10pm Pacific Read More »