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 »

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Reunion Update: Golf

June 16-19, 2016 San Antonio, Texas Ernie Ford Memorial Golf Tournament This will be our second Ernie Ford Memorial Golf Tournament, which honors our beloved trooper and friend who loved to play golf at our reunions. He was tragically killed in a 2014 automobile crash in Alaska. We know it is likely to be hot Read More »

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Reunion Update: Motorcycle Ride Info

Motorcycle Ride InformationBlackhorse Family Reunion June 16-19, 2015 in San Antonio Our organizer for this year’s motorcycle rally is Staff Sergeant (retired) James Bennett, who was assigned to 4th Squadron, 11th ACR, Sickels Army Airfield, Fulda, Germany from September 1983 to September 1986. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1995 and lives with his Read More »

E-News – February 2016

Troopers Down Jim Harris. James Harris, a crewmember of D-55A, Delta Company, 1/11 ACR in Vietnam, 1966-1967, passed away recently. From Chana A. McCusker: “We are going to have a memorial service for my dad Pony [Jim Harris] on February 6th at the VFW 6020 Daleville, Alabama at 2 pm.” This is the same tank Read More »

2016 Blackhorse Association Reunion Update: The Hotel

The following information is provided as a result of a recent reconnaissance of the hotel we have selected for the 2016 Reunion in San Antonio. The hotel is really neat! The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk underwent a 70-million-dollar renovation a few years ago, transforming the former Alamo National Bank into a top Read More »

E-News January 2016

Happy New Year! The Blackhorse Association wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. We are looking forward to another great year of camaraderie and remembrances. As we start the New Year, please keep in your thoughts and prayers all those men and women of the Armed Forces who are today in harm’s way and who Read More »

A Christmas Wish From the Point Alpha Foundation

In the name of the Point Alpha Foundation I’d like to thank you personally and the whole Blackhorse Assocation for your support especially in maintaining the former OP. Together with you and other partners we want to transform Point Alpha to a true German-American memorial and a living learning site of our common history. My Read More »


This is a second announcement for this newly named annual scholarship. We have had several inquiries about the new Cold Steel Scholarship; this has prompted us to review the original awarding priority. In order to be fully in accordance with our by-laws, we have modified those priorities as noted below. The Blackhorse Association is pleased Read More »

E-News December 2015

Troopers Down Walter R. “Sonny” Frick, Sr., 69, died on November 7, 2015 in Enumclaw Washington. A longtime resident of Buckley, he was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, on July 26, 1946. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966 and proudly fought for his country as a member of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Read More »

E-News November 2015

Trooper Down Freddie Allen “Fred” Robinson, 77, of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Fred was born to Mabel and Forrest Burkett on March 8, 1938 in Grafton, WV. They died shortly after his birth, and he was adopted and raised by Robert Read More »


The annual 1901 Club fundraising/annual drawing letter went out a month ago (click here to download a copy of the original letter). Many of you have already donated, and we thank you very much – our major fundraising campaign has gotten off to a great start. Others of you have notified Read More »

Paver Program National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation

The Blackhorse Association’s paver program to fund the new 11th Cavalry memorial at Fort Benning is finished, and it was a huge success thanks to the generosity of so many of you. Now we can shift our focus and try to help the National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation (NACHF) fund and create a new Read More »

Southeast Region Mini-Reunion: October 17, 2015, Jacksonville, Florida

Blackhorse troopers from northeast Florida and southeast Georgia will have a mini-reunion on Saturday, October 17 in Jacksonville, Florida. Anyone located in or near these areas or those who happen to be in Jacksonville on October 17 are invited to the events. The following events are scheduled on Saturday, October 17, and more events could Read More »

E-News – October 2015

Troopers Down Charlie Carlson, Jr. was born on December 31, 1943 in Sanford, Florida and died peacefully on August 30, 2015 in Edgewater, Florida. He was buried with full military honors in Central Florida. Charlie was a life member of the Blackhorse Association, served in the Blackhorse in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, and retired Read More »

2016 Blackhorse Reunion

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Blackhorse Association will hold its annual Blackhorse Family reunion in San Antonio, TX, June 16-19, 2016, as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the last US Cavalry horse-mounted charge in Mexico. The reunion is open to all past and present troopers who served with the Regiment, including anyone who served Read More »