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 »

Blackhorse E-News – March 2011

IMPORTANT REUNION INFORMATION Troopers, I received an email from a member concerned with our announced room prices for the 2011 Blackhorse Family Reunion this June in Las Vegas. When making reservations the hotel will offer a package of added guest services for an additional $20 nightly. This offering is OPTIONAL. The only charges not shown Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – Febuary 2011

TROOPERS DOWN We are saddened to learn of the passing of several Troopers recently. Sgt Bill Davis, 11 ACR, RVN 1966 67 died in Columbia, Tennessee, 12 jan 11. Oaks & Nichols made arrangements _________________ The following correspondence informing the association of the passing of SGM Greg Frederick LaVigne was provided by his devoted wife, Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – January 2011

TROOPER DOWN We are saddened by the loss of Sgt. Bill Davis, RVN 1966-67. Bill passed away in Columbia, Tennessee on 11 January. Our thoughts and prayers are with and will continue to be with the Davis family at this difficult time. Oaks and Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements. This sad news reported to Read More »

Christmas 2010

BLACKHORSE REGIMENT CAVALRY MOTORCYCLES PLAYS SANTA FOR CHILDREN OF THE REGIMENTThe Blackhorse Regiment Cavalry Motorcycles Chapter (BHRCM) made their annual ride from all parts of California to Fort Irwin last week to deliver Christmas gifts to children of the Regiment. This has been a Christmas tradition of the BHRCM for several years now and is Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – December 2010

Greetings! The 2011 Blackhorse Family Reunion will be held from Wednesday, June 1st, through Sunday, June 5th, 2011, at Treasure Island Resort and Casino centrally located along the “strip” in Las Vegas. Treasure Island is almost next door to one of Las Vegas’ largest shopping malls. Our point man in Las Vegas is Gus Flangas, Read More »