E-News Special: Hotel Rooms at the Las Vegas Reunion

Due to slow reservations and low turnout thus far for our June Reunion, the Association may be forced to return some of our rooms back to the hotel or assume the risk of having to pay for unsold rooms. The hotel has asked us to make this decision by April 15 so they can have Read More »

The Last Ride of Christian “Maverick” Redman

Late last year, Blackhorse veteran Christian “Maverick” Redman was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. The cost of the medical care upended his burgeoning construction business, wiped out his savings and left him unable to work and pay his bills. In March of this year, a group of former Blackhorse Troopers set about making Christian’s Read More »

E-News – April 2019

A New Book on Vietnam by Two Cavalry Veterans My West Point classmate, Colonel (Ret.) Bill Haponski, and I have authored a new book that was published March 15 by Casemate Publishers. The title is Autopsy of an Unwinnable War: Vietnam. Bill was S-3 and XO of the 11th ACR in 1968, and he subsequently Read More »


JULY 12th July 14th, 2019 Lodging at the NIAGARA FALLS AIR BASE located 10780 Kinross St. Niagara Falls, New York, 14304-5000 Ph # (716)- 236-2014 Reservation Group: 11th ACR NORTHEAST REGION BLACKHORSE Reunion. Rate:  Based on retired rank but about $70 per night   Room are blocked from July 11th thru the 15th. If you Read More »

E-News – March 2019

Troopers Down Wayne Kenneth Hamberger Wayne Hamberger, age 66, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Wayne was a loving husband, father, mentor, and friend to many. He proudly served his country as a captain in the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment (Blackhorse) of the U.S. Army. Wayne impacted everyone with whom he came in contact. Read More »

E-News – February 2019

Troopers Down Sergeant Major (Retired) John T. Hawk, H CO, 2nd SQDN, 11th ACR, 1967. September 21, 1937 – December 24, 2018. The Sergeant Major climbed aboard his tank for his final road march to Fiddler’s Green. He was born in Los Angeles, California to George and Helen Hawk, and he was preceded in death Read More »

E-News – January 2019

Trooper Down   Captain Robert Ed Sandlin passed away suddenly in his home in Campton, Kentucky on December 27, 2018. He was born to Edmorris Sandlin and Myrtle Coffey Sandlin in Austin, Indiana on December 24, 1941; he was the only child born to his parents.     He graduated from Scottsburg High School and Read More »

E-News – December 2018

Troopers Down Michael Joseph Walsh, July 22, 1958 – November 21, 2018. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Michael J. Walsh, a resident of Clayton, California. He was the beloved brother of James (Maureen) and Eugenie Walsh Hausseguy (Emmanuel), and dear uncle of Marie-Claire, Kelly and Michael Hausseguy. Michael was Read More »

E-News – November 2018

Troopers Down LTC (Ret.) Frank Mayo, 84, died on November 10, 2017. Although he was born in Medford, MA on September 25, 1933, he was raised in the Panama Canal Zone, where he graduated from Balboa High School. He attended Norwich University for a semester prior to enlisting in the US Army in March of Read More »

E-News – September 2018

  The Blackhorse Horse Detachment “Keeping Tradition Alive” is the motto of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Horse Detachment. The Horse Detachment is a horse-mounted ceremonial unit of 17 Troopers, 11 horses, and 4 mules. The Detachment conducts a variety of community relations missions, competes in United States Cavalry Association competitions, and provides cavalry horsemanship Read More »

E-News – August 2018

Trooper Down General (Retired) John Nelson Abrams, 53rd Colonel of the Blackhorse Regiment, passed away on August 20, 2018 at the age of 71. He was the son of Gen. Creighton Abrams, the former Army chief of staff who died in 1974; the brother of Gen. Robert B. Abrams, who is the current U.S. Army Read More »

E-News – July 2018

Blackhorse Scholarships One of the original purposes of the Blackhorse Association was to take care of the children of members of the Regiment. This originated in a promise made by then- Colonel George Patton, Regimental Commander, to a dying trooper. Once again this year, we are able to do this thanks to the generosity of Read More »

E-News special — Crosbie Saint

The Passing of Crosbie Edgerton Saint Crosbie Edgerton Saint, 47th Colonel of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, died on May 7, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland at the age of 81. General Saint was born at West Point, New York on September 29, 1936. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1958, receiving his Read More »

E-News – April 2018

Trooper Down Colonel (Ret.) Donald E. Appler, 75, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, died Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Hogue Appler; daughters Adrienne Appler (Jeremy) of Waukesha, Wisconsin and Valerie Appler (Mark) of Atlanta; sister Read More »

E-News – March 2018

  Photos of the Wreath Laying at Arlington Cemetery Courtesy of Marc and Mary King https://www.flickr.com/photos/142905082@N08/sets/72157663497219817 _________________________________________________ Report on Status of our Stones at Fulda and Bad Hersfeld From Steve Steininger I enjoyed an extended stay just west of Fulda in Kleinluder this past weekend. While in the area, I checked Read More »

E-News – February 2018

Trooper Down Kingdon Gould Jr. died on January 16, 2018. Born in New York City on January 3, 1924, he was the son of Kingdon Gould, a mining engineer and financier, and Annunziata Lucci. His given name, Kingdon, derived from Edith Kingdon, his grandmother. He was the great-grandson of Jay Gould, the railroad builder and Read More »

Blackhorse Special Edition: Wreath Laying at Arlington

February 2, 2018 Below is a note from LTC Guillermo Guillén. Fellow Troopers, My name is Guillermo Guillén, and for those who do not know me, I have picked up coordinating this year’s wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery from Evan Fitzgerald. I served with the 11th ACR from June 2001 to June 2006. A Read More »

E-News – January 2018

Troopers Down Kenneth Charles Wood, age 69, left us on Monday, November 6, 2017, surrounded by the friends and family who loved him dearly. Ken was born March 6, 1948 in Robbins, NC, the second of five children born to Hughene Charles and Ruth Elizabeth Stack Wood. He grew up in High Point, NC and Read More »

Blackhorse E-News Special Trooper Needs Assistance Chris Redman

Below is a link to a news story about a very special Blackhorse veteran who needs our assistance. Chris Redman is an exceptional person who has devoted a lot of his life to helping and serving others while with the Regiment and in civilian life. Now he is fighting his own battle with major medical Read More »