11th ACR Blackhorse Newsletter

This past rotation 3rd Cavalry Regiment has the privilege of engaging another Cavalry Regiment in battle. The Troopers of 3CR provided the Blackhorse Regiment a tough fight, but we were able to emerge victorious yet again. We made the Brave Rifles force prepared for combat because you remain disciplined masters of the fundamentals who know Read More »

E-News – November 2019

Membership Update We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months when we suspended membership operations and migrated to a professional database. As a result, our operations will be more efficient and help us keep better track of our members and supporters. Since we resumed membership functions in October, many of you have Read More »

E-News Special – Christian Redman

Trooper Down – Christian Redman Christian Redman (C Troop, 1986-1989) passed away on October 5, 2019 after a three-year fight with cancer. He served in the Border Legion as a 19D Scout, first in C Troop and then at Border Operations. Chris was an accomplished Bradley crewman and gunner, and he was known for his Read More »

E-News – October 2019

Trooper Down Colonel Kurt Dexter Philip Norman (US Army Ret.), 67, passed away August 28, 2019 following a two-year battle with glioblastoma in Watertown, NY. A veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Colonel Norman commanded the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and was the Chief of Staff for the US Army Training and Doctrine Command Read More »

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E-News – August 2019

Blackhorse Association Membership Processing & Management System The Blackhorse Association is currently updating our membership management, fundraising, and database processes from an archaic and manual process that utilized separately maintained spreadsheets. We are undertaking this work to enhance our ability to more accurately and effectively support our members. Our volunteer officers and staff operate in Read More »

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E-News – July 2019

Warning Order! 2020 Reunion Below are the four W’s for our next Reunion. More to follow as we get details, but mark your calendar and please lock in these dates. When: June 3-7, 2020 Where: Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs, Colorado Why: 50th Anniversary for the Blackhorse Association Who: All BHA members and invited guests _________________________  Read More »

Coming up: 1st Annual BHA Northwest Regional mini-reunion

What:  1st Annual BHA Northwest Regional mini-reunion When:  17 Aug 2019 Where:   14409 State Route 507 Southeast, Yelm, WA 98597 Who:  All former and current troopers and family are invited Why:  Fellowship Service and Support: Lodging:  Days Inn by Wyndham Lacey Olympia Area, 8200 Quinault Dr NE, Lacey, WA 98516•(360) 339-5409  $70 per night.  Read More »

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Blackhorse Special Edition: The passing of Volker Bausch.

Blackhorse Special Edition: The Loss of One of the Greatest Supporters Of The Blackhorse – Volker Bausch Point Alpha Foundation and The Blackhorse Association mourn the death of Volker Bausch, March 7, 1951 – June 25, 2019.   The obituary below was provided by Danny Chahbouni, Research Associate, Point Alpha Read More »


E-News – June 2019

1901 Blackhorse Whiskey The following is from the MG (Ret.) Terry Tucker, President of the Cavalry and Armor Association: Fewer than 100 bottles remain. Expect zero balance by mid-summer. We have decided to offer an additional 420 bottles after the current inventory is depleted. Will make minor changes to the label. Should be available by Read More »

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E-News – May 2019

Update: The Last Ride of Chris Redman Below is an extract from a much longer piece on The Last Ride of Chris Redman.This was prepared by the organizer of the event, Gary D. Cuda, H Co 2/11th ACR. The complete version of this memorable event, with many photos, can be found in our archive. From Read More »

E-News Special 2019 Reunion Update – Las Vegas, Nevada

30 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain The focus this year is on the anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain (both the Berlin Wall and the Border fortifications that separated East and West Germany. We encourage all who served during the Regiment’s time on the Border to join us for a Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »