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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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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, Read More »


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 Read More »

Vietnam Veterans Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day​: 29 March, 2022​

The Blackhorse Regiment Served with distinction from 1966 to 1972 in the Republic of Vietnam. 25,000+ Troopers served with the Regiment, three were recipients of the Medal of Honor (MoH): CPL Jerry Wayne Wickam, F Troop, 6 Jan 68 SFC Rodney J.T. Yano, Air Cav Troop, 1 Jan 69 1LT Harold A. Fritz, A Troop, Read More »

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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 Read More »

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E-News – March 2022

If This Doesn’t Get You Fired Up – Nothing Will! The Regiment’s 120th Anniversary Video   Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier On February 2, 2022, I was privileged to participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier commemorating the 121st anniversary of the Regiment’s founding Read More »

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E-News – February 2022

Troopers Down   Blackhorse Trooper Reggie (Bim) Hansen passed away the evening of January 7, 2022.Reggie Hansen lost his battle with cancer after fighting the good fight. He is survived by his wife, sons, their families, and his wonderful grandchildren. Reggie served a total of ten years of active service. His favorite assignment was with Read More »

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E-news – January 2022

Trooper Down George A. Lacy MSG George A. Lacy, 79, of Spiceland went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1942 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Archie Lacy and Wilma (Crabtree) Lacy Swindle. George was a 1960 graduate of Royerton High School. He Read More »

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E-News — December 2021

Trooper Down Glorn Ivan Sine. Herriman, Utah. LTC (Ret.) Glorn Ivan Sine used his Airborne wings for one last jump and left this mortal existence on October 29, 2021 after a short and unexpected bout of metastatic pancreatic cancer. He passed away at his home in Herriman, Utah surrounded by family including his sweet wife, Read More »

Blackhorse Parade

E-News — November 2021

Veterans Day Parade East Stroudburg, Pennsylvania November 7, 2021 Former Blackhorse trooper Marc Iroff answered our call for a former member of the Regiment to take part in the parade that honored all veterans and paid a special tribute to the Regiment. The photos below were provided by Marc. A hearty Blackhorse congratulations to Marc Read More »

Blackhorse Parade

E-News Special – October 2021

Monroe County (Pennsylvania) Veterans Association is seeking a Trooper to represent the organization on November 7. Here are the details: The 2021 Monroe County Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 1 pm. The anticipated parade route will be from Stroudsburg High School to Dansbury Park where there will be Read More »

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E-News – October 2021

A New Display at Point Alpha In 1952, an officer of the Federal Border Guard stands in front of the closed barrier on the German-German border near Heldra. © Bundesarchiv-Bildarchiv 04.09.2021 04:49 INVOLVEMENT OF CONTEMPORARY WITNESSES 70 years in use: Anniversary exhibition at Point Alpha on the history of the Federal Police. To mark the Read More »

Names of Vietnam Veterans

Wreath Laying Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial On November 11, 2021

All Blackhorse Troopers, family, and friends of the Blackhorse are invited to participate in the Annual Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D. C. Our group will gather at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021; the ceremony will begin shortly afterwards. Please meet at 9:45 a.m. near the Read More »

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E-News – September 2021

The Blackhorse Marathon(Note: As stated below, this event is open only to Fort Irwin participants.) The following note was sent to the daughters of MG (Ret.) Robert J. Sunell, 48th Colonel of the Blackhorse Ladies – It is our great pleasure to let you know that the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and its Veteran’s Organization, Read More »

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E-News – August 2021

Trooper Down Colonel (Ret.) Joseph Christian Conrad. Colonel “Chris” Conrad died at home on July 17, 2021, in Fairfax, Virginia, surrounded by his family. Chris was born in 1941 of the late Captain (USN) Homer and Jean Conrad. He graduated from Rogers HS in Newport Rhode Island and the University of California, Berkeley in 1964, Read More »

2021 Blackhorse Reunion in San Antonio

2021 Blackhorse Reunion Photo Gallery

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