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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

Go here to view the 2021 Blackhorse Reunion Photo Gallery:  

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E-News – July 2021

Trooper Down Edward Halvorson. August 28, 1945 – May 31, 2021. Edward Halvorson, age 75, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on May 31 near his home in a four-wheeler accident. Edward Orlen Halvorson was born on August 28, 1945 in Fosston, Minnesota to parents Edwin and Mildred (Reiten) Halvorson. He was confirmed, attended Sunday School, Read More »

Blackhorse “box ride-along” experience.

Ride with the Blackhorse!

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment recently hosted six Blackhorse veterans and family members on a memorable “box ride-along” experience to witness the Blackhorse in action! The veterans had an early morning departure into the box to witness the Ironhorse annihilate the rotational unit in an armor engagement. The group ate breakfast in the box with Read More »

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E-News – June 2021

Trooper Down   Lieutenant General (Ret.) David Kyte Doyle died May 8, 2021 in Austin, Texas. He was born December 8, 1931, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, to the family of Edward and Emily Doyle. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. In November 1942, David’s father, Col. Edward Doyle, was killed in the Read More »

Chaplain (Colonel) John W. Schumacher

E-News – May 2021

Trooper Down   Chaplain (Colonel) John W. Schumacher (U.S. Army, Ret.) went to his heavenly home on February 5, 2021. He was born in Osceola, Indiana on June 21, 1934 to Herman John Schumacher and Julia Beatrice (Needham) Schumacher. He married Martha Ann (Catching) Schumacher on June 8, 1957, in Springfield, Missouri. Together they raised Read More »

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E – News – April 2021

Troopers Down   General McEnery also was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in the Michelin Rubber Plantation during Operation Atlas Wedge, March 1969.     Edward “Allen” White, age 78, passed away peacefully at his home on March 14, 2021. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Glendale; he was Read More »

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E – News – March 2021

Trooper Down Interment Ceremony for MG Robert Sunell The funeral service for Major General Robert J. Sunell, USA Retired, will be held at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, 204 Lee Avenue, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 1 p.m. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will immediately follow the service. Read More »

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E-News – February 2021

The Latest from Point Alpha Click here to read the latest news article from Point Alpha posted on our website. Loch Lothian 5K & 10K – March 6, 2021 Midlothian, Virginia 23113 From the Event Organizers: “We are proud to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Association for the Read More »

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Point Alpha Foundation presents program for the first half of 2021 – Green Belt, Last Border Patrol, Wall

“We look confidently to the year ahead and have prepared a wide-ranging program with very different events for 2021,” says Sebastian Leitsch at the presentation of the Academy and Foundation’s half-year program. Geisa / Rasdorf – The managing director of the Point Alpha Foundation emphasizes that during the planning it was also ensured that as Read More »


Blackhorse Memorial website launched

The 11th Cavalry Memorial is located in Pattons’ Park at Fort Benning, Georgia. The memorial is dedicated to the bravery and selfless sacrifice of countless Blackhorse troopers who have served with the 11th Cavalry since the regiment was formed in 1901. And now with the creation and launch of the official Blackhorse Memorial website at, Read More »


2021 Loch Lothian Race

This year’s annual Loch Lothian Race on March 6, 2021 in Midlothian, VA, will honor the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Read more about the race here.

ALFRED H. M. SHEHAB, LTC, U.S. Army (Ret.)

E-News – January 2021

Trooper Down   ALFRED H. M. SHEHAB, LTC, U.S. Army (Ret.) Lieutenant Colonel Alfred H. M. Shehab, U.S. Army Retired, of Odenton, Maryland, passed away on December 12, 2020. He was born in Cape May, NJ, on September 18, 1919 and was educated in the United States and Lebanon, majoring in Political Science and History. Read More »

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E-News – December 2020

Troopers Down   Joseph J. Tellup August 8, 1954 – November 6, 2020. Joseph Jeffrey Tellup, age 66 of Hamilton, Ohio, passed away on November 6, 2020. Joseph was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 8, 1954 to the late Fred and Betty Jane Tellup. Known to many as Joe, he proudly served his country Read More »

Ceremony at Point Alpha

E-News – November 2020

 Trooper Down Thomas H. Spahr, 74, of North Huntingdon, PA, died January 18, 2020 at his home. He was born May 23, 1945, in Greensburg, a son of the late Charles and Alice Herold Spahr. Tom was the store manager of Miller Feed Store in Irwin for many years. He was the past president of Read More »

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E-News Special – October 2020

Open Invitation from Dennis Ciborowski November 6 – Sarasota, Florida I reside in Sarasota, Florida and am a lifetime member of both the Blackhorse Association and the 11th ACVVC. In honor of Veterans Day, I would like to invite members of the Blackhorse community to join us empty at least a keg of beer at Read More »

aking Fire! Memoir of an Aerial Scout in Vietnam

E-News – October 2020

Troopers Down Colonel (Ret.) James W. Bradin. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of James W. Bradin, Colonel, U.S. Army Retired. The family was able to be with him in his final moments, and we now reflect on his life. Jim was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina, son of Benjamin Read More »

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