E-News – February 2017

New Honorary Colonel of the Regiment I am honored to announce that the 56th Colonel of the Blackhorse, Terry Tucker, has volunteered once again to serve the Blackhorse as the Honorary Colonel of the Regiment. He will succeed the 52nd Colonel, Secretary of the Army Tom White, who has been the Honorary Colonel since 2004. Read More »

E-News – January 2017

Trooper Down Keith Lynn Skidmore. Keith Skidmore, 70, of Nokesville, Virginia passed away at his home on December 9, 2016. Keith is survived by his wife Barb; brother Jack; sons Kristofer and Logan; stepsons Kenneth and Justin; and grandchildren Kiersten, Kolton, and Addison. Keith was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend to all. Read More »

E-News – December 2016

Trooper Down Lee Allen. Lee Allen, who in his own words “by the grace of God and the sacrifice of his countrymen,” lived most of his life as a free man. He died on January 18, 2016 in Provo, Utah. Lee was born in Manila, Philippines on October 24, 1938 to Henderson Wilcox Allen, an Read More »

E-News – October 2016

Troopers Down General (ret.) Robert W. Cone Robert W. Cone, 59 died on September 18, 2016. General Cone was a native of Manchester, New Hampshire, born in 1957. He graduated from Memorial High School, Manchester, NH in 1975. He graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1979 and Read More »

E-News – September 2016

Trooper Down Lewis H. Pollard, 87, of Gold Canyon, Arizona, died June 29, 2016. Lewis H. Pollard, son of Leon and Alice Mae Pollard and loving husband of Margareta Katarina Pollard, passed away at his home in Gold Canyon. He is survived by his wife Margareta; and one daughter, Sonja Lindsay-Smith and husband George Edward Read More »

E-News – August 2016

Troopers Down CSM (ret.) Lawrence Odenbaugh. Sergeant Major Odenbaugh received his final assignment on Saturday, June 18, 2016 with his family by his side. Larry passed away from cancer as a result of exposure to agent orange in Vietnam. He was born January 1, 1934 in Tulare, CA to the late Lawrence Conrad and Edith Read More »

E-News – July 2016

Message From Our Association’s New President Allons! Allons! Our regimental motto translates to “Let’s Go!” A perfect motto for the Cavalry-highly skilled and mounted warriors who are full of passion, always on the offense, never out of contact with the enemy, and always boldly seeking the next adventure. Since 1901, Blackhorse Troopers, young and old, Read More »

E-News – June 2016

  Troopers Down Thomas John Sprague Tomas J. Sprague, 51, of Hamilton, NJ, passed away on April 23, 2016 with his family and friends close by his side. Tom was born on February 28, 1965, and he was a lifetime resident of Hamilton Township, New Jersey. Tom graduated from Hamilton West High School in 1983; Read More »

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Silent Auction Info and Update

2016 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion June 16-19, 2016 San Antonio, Texas James (JT) Taylor (Bad Hersfeld, I-Troop) and his wife Beth Anne have graciously volunteered to head up our silent auction in San Antonio. Thanks to your support, they have received several items and commitments for items that will be of great interest at our Read More »

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Fort Sam Houston Historical Tour

Looking for something to do on Friday at the reunion if you aren’t a golfer or don’t have your motorcycle with you? Possibly you know a little about San Antonio, and you have already planned some of your own sightseeing to the River Walk, the Alamo and Mission Trail; but still, you don’t know what Read More »

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Fort Sam Houston Historical Tour

Looking for something to do on Friday at the reunion if you aren’t a golfer or don’t have your motorcycle with you? Possibly you know a little about San Antonio, and you have already planned some of your own sightseeing to the River Walk, the Alamo and Mission Trail; but still, you don’t know what Read More »

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Blackhorse Classroom

Patton Hall at the Armor School Through the generous donations from members of the Blackhorse Association, we recently decorated the walls of the new Blackhorse Classroom in Patton Hall at the new Armor School at Fort Benning. We want to thank all of you who donated items for the walls. We owe special thanks to Read More »

2016 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion

We are about 2 months from our annual Blackhorse Association Family Reunion in San Antonio at the Drury Plaza Riverwalk Hotel. There are several indicators that we may have our largest attendance in many years. If you have not signed up to come or not gotten your hotel reservations, there is plenty of time remaining Read More »

Leadership Changes for the Blackhorse Association

A message from Glenn Snodgrass: Our annual membership meeting on Saturday morning at the June reunion in San Antonio will be more important than usual. Our rejuvenated Association is doing wonderfully, having been led for the last 9 years by a group of dedicated and committed volunteers at every position of leadership. Long-term key volunteers Read More »

E-News – April 2016

Dr. Rory J. Howard, 56, died March 21, 2016 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas. Then-Captain Howard served as Commander, Medical Troop, Combat Support Squadron, 11th ACR, March-November 1992. He left the Army to attend Medical School. Rory James Howard was born April 22, 1959 at Buffalo, NY, the son of Willie James and Read More »

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Fulda Scholarship Offered

Blackhorse Family, A fantastic opportunity has opened up for a Child of The Regiment who attends college. The Hessen International Summer University at Fulda University of Applied Science is once again offering one full-tuition scholarship for the upcoming 4-week summer semester of July 16 – August 13, 2016. With the scholarship, lodging is included, although Read More »

Blackhorse Association Special Edition Reunion Update: Silent Auction

2016 Blackhorse Association Family ReunionJune 16-19, 2016San Antonio, Texas James (JT) Taylor (Bad Hersfeld, I-Troop) and his wife Beth Anne have graciously volunteered to head up our silent auction in San Antonio. They have experience running auctions for other non-profit groups, and we are looking forward to a super auction in June. Please check your Read More »

Blackhorse Association Special Edition Reunion Update: Hotel Update

Blackhorse Association Family ReunionJune 16-19, 2016Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio RiverwalkSan Antonio, Texas We are three months away from the annual Reunion in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s registration pace is well ahead of what we typically experience, which is indicating a great crowd. This also means our block of rooms at the Drury Plaza Read More »

E-News – March 2016

Trooper Down Patrick G. McPhetrige. Patrick passed away on December 16, 2015; his heart gave out at age of 66. He was with the Blackhorse in Vietnam 1969 -1970 and was proud to have served. When his daughter Sarah interviewed Patrick for a school project and a question was asked if he “would do it Read More »