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 …

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Scholarship

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 …

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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 …

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E-News – February 2023

Troopers Down Todd J. Beatty, age 51, passed away unexpectedly on January 22, 2023. He was born on February 20, 1971 in Richland Center, to Buzz and Jean (Longseth) Beatty. Todd graduated from Richland Center High School in 1989. He and his former spouse, Jacki (Faber) Heideman had 2 children together: Alyssa (24) and Nicholas …

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Ambassador

Planned Giving with Ambassador Advisors

Reduce taxes while supporting The Blackhorse Association The Blackhorse Association has partnered with Ambassador Advisors, a trusted financial and legacy planning firm. Ambassador can help you help the Blackhorse association fulfill its mission to honor our members who gave their lives in service to our country and our regiment, to strengthen the bonds formed in …

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Registration is live for The Blackhorse Reunion, 2023 Fort Benning/Columbus, GA

We’re excited to announce that the registration and program information for the 2023 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion is now available. Activities will occur over a four-day period from May 31 to June 4. Our main optional events will be excursions to Fort Benning. These will include a visit to the Regiment’s Memorial, which is an …

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E-News – January 2023

Wreath-Laying Ceremony The Blackhorse Association’s annual wreath laying, which honors our Regiment’s birthday, will occur at Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, February 2, 2023. Our wreath laying will occur immediately following the 11 a.m. changing of the guard. Lunch will follow at Joe Theismann’s Restaurant; 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite A; …

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E-News – December 2022

Thanksgiving Greeting from a Friend in Germany Hello to our friends, This year we can finally celebrate Thanksgiving again in our clubhouse after not being allowed to do so for two years due to the pandemic. As always, we have a lot to do and many more ideas to maintain and further strengthen German-American friendship, …

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E-News – November 2022

Memorial Service for Colonel (Ret.) Chris Conrad   Colonel (Ret.) Chris Conrad (May 19, 1941 – July 17, 2021) will be buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Services begin at 9 a.m. at the Old Post Chapel, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Myer, Virginia. Interment will immediately follow. …

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E-News – October 2022

Trooper Down 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 …

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E-News – September 2022

Legendary Blackhorse Trooper Down   Chaplain Larry Haworth is now passing through Fiddlers’ Green on his way to a well- deserved reward and an honored seat in His Savior’s presence. Larry died of natural causes on August 15, 2022 at the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas. Chaplain Haworth and his wife Deanna were …

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AUSA

Special Notice: Blackhorse Association partnership with AUSA

As part of our continuous commitment to the strength of The Blackhorse Association (BHA), we are excited to announce that The Blackhorse Association has joined the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) as an Association Partner. Because we’re combining forces, we will both be stronger, have a cohesive message to the American people, and …

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Timothy O. Drushal

E-News – August 2022

Troopers Down   Timothy O. Drushal, 61, of Brandenburg, Kentucky, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 7, 2022 at University of Kentucky – Albert B. Chandler Hospital. MSG Drushal retired from the U.S. Army with over 21 years of service. During his time in the Army, Tim served with 3-5 Cavalry in Fort …

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Dennis Eugene Firestone

E-News – July 2022

Trooper Down   Dennis Eugene Firestone died June 5, 2022, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dennis was born June 14, 1941, in Springfield, Missouri to Glenn and Neta Firestone. He attended Parkview High School and received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State College (now Missouri State). He received a Master’s in Education from Augustana College …

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Colonel Arnold Houston Gaylor

E-News – June 2022

Trooper Down   Colonel Arnold Houston Gaylor, U.S. Army (Ret.), went to Fiddler’s Green on May 14, 2022 in Williamsburg, Virginia at the age of 81. Arnie was born in Roderfield, West Virginia on Nov 6, 1940 to Henry and Flora (Headley) Gaylor, though he considers his home to be Midfield, Alabama, where he grew …

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E-News – May 2022

  Trooper Down   James Brian Schaffer went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2022. He died of natural causes and resided in Apopka, Florida. Jim was born in Brooklyn NY on May 8, 1944. While growing up in New York, Jim attended Rye High School where he ran track and wrestled. In …

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E-News – April 2022

Troopers Down   Charles Myers. On February 21, 2022, LTC (Ret.) Charles (Chic) Myers, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and soldier went to his Savior at the age of 77. Born in Greensboro, NC, December 18, 1945, he was the youngest of three children. After high school and earning his Eagle Scout Award, …

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Bunkers

Former bunkers in Fulda abandoned: why there are no more shelters in Germany

By: Manfred Schermer This nuclear bunker with space for a total of 4000 people is located in Bremen – built in 1975 on the lowest level of the underground car park at Sedanplatz. The photo was taken in 2008, since 2020 the facility has been under monument protection. © imago/stock&people Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought back into …

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News from the Point Alpha Foundation

This is how the Point Alpha Foundation is positioning itself after the Corona break By Harry Wagner Translated from the original German. Since February 1st, the Board of Directors of the Point Alpha Foundation has been complete again. Benedikt Stock and Philipp Metzler are bursting with energy as the Corona restrictions are being lifted. Geisa …

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