April 2014

Blackhorse E-News – April, 2014 Troopers Down Chester Elwood (Chet) Kennedy – 32nd Colonel of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Chet passed away 10 March 2014. He was born 19 July 1915, to Charles Francis Kennedy and Evangeline May Palmer Kennedy in Royal Oak, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State College with honors in 1941 Read More »


Blackhorse E-News – March, 2014

Trooper Down – Raymond R. Rodarte Raymond Rodarte passed away August 1, 2013 at the age of 64. A graduate of Vaughn High School in Vaughn, New Mexico, he served in Vietnam with the 11th ACWC Blackhorse 1968 – 1970. He was also posted in Germany, Korea, and the United States for 16 years. Raymond Read More »

Dying Trooper – Urgent Request

The following note comes from the Regimental Adjutant, Captain Anthony A. Bradley-Peoples Sr. Gentlemen, The Regiment received the below message from the spouse of a terminally ill Trooper. I’ve spoken with her and she states that due to her husband’s health, reaching out to the Blackhorse Regiment was her last resort at attempting to bring Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – February, 2014

Trooper Down – Adolfo Flores (The following was provided by his wife, Gloria Flores) Adolfo Flores passed away on Dec 20, 2013. He served two tours in Vietnam from 1964-1966 and again from in 1968-1969. He was an 11D20 Armored Reconnaissance Specialist with 1st Squadron, 11 ACR. He was awarded the Army Commendation medal with Read More »


The Blackhorse, Winter 2013 – 14 Edition

Click here to download the winter edition of The Blackhorse, the official Blackhorse Association semiannual newsletter.     __________________________________________   Reminder – 2014 Blackhorse Association Reunion Colorado Springs June 12 – 15, 2014 The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Blackhorse Association will hold its annual Blackhorse Family reunion in Colorado Springs, Read More »

Frances Gibbens Jones-Crow June 8, 1933 – January 12, 2014

To the Blackhorse family: Our thoughts and prayers are with John Sherman Crow, 49th Colonel and Past President of the Blackhorse Association. Many of you have had the pleasure of getting to know his wife Frances, a truly remarkable lady, at one of our recent reunions. The BHRCM Blackhorse buddies called her the “Cajun Queen”. Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – January, 2014

Trooper Down – Theodore L. “Ted” Tatten Ted Tatten, age 65, passed away November 27, 2013. Ted served in 3rd Platoon, H Company, 2/11 ACR from Spring 1975 to Spring 1978, achieving the rank of sergeant before he left the Regiment. Ted was born on November 6, 1948 in Covington, Kentucky. He recently retired from Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – December, 2013

Jimmie Quinn Jimmie B. Quinn, (Colonel, United States Army, Ret.) died on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. In 1965, he graduated from Henderson State University with a BS-BA degree and was commissioned in the United States Army as an Armor Second Lieutenant. He served two tours in Vietnam (to include command of M Company, 3rd Squadron, Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – November, 2013

Regimental NCO and Soldier of the Quarter Staff Sergeant Christopher L. Jackson, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment is the Regimental Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter for 1st Quarter, FY 14. SSG Jackson is married to Service member Erika Jackson and has three beautiful daughters, Jaylea, Ja’Miya, and Kenya. He joined the Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – October, 2013

Trooper Down Major (Ret) John E. Bailey passed away March 23, 2013 at the VA hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Louisville, John was a professional soldier from 1950 to 1976 and a distinguished veteran of close combat in Vietnam. As an NCO, he served with the First Cavalry Division in Korea. He earned his Read More »


Blackhorse E-News – September, 2013

Troopers Down Command Sergeant Major Donald E. Horn. CSM Horn passed away in Colorado Springs on August 28, 2013 at the age of 86. He entered the Army in July 1945, serving in a variety of infantry, reconnaissance, and tank units in Panama, the United States, and Korea. He was first assigned to the 11th Read More »

2014 Blackhorse Association Reunion Colorado Springs 12-15 June

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Blackhorse Association will hold its annual Blackhorse Family reunion in Colorado Springs, CO, 12-15 June 2014. The reunion is open to all past and present troopers who served with the Regiment, the Regimental Community and all separate units who supported the Regiment. The reunion will be held at the Hotel Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – August, 2013

Trooper Down – Peter V. Jakubiak, Sr. Peter Jakubiak, Sr. passed away on June 19 in Hinsdale, Illinois after a brief illness. Peter was born in Albany, NY on September 11, 1951 to the late Vincent and Helen (Josefchak) Jakubiak. Even at an early age, he excelled in math and science, and he received a Read More »

Special notice: 11th Cavalry Memorial Paver Project

Planning for the relocation of the 11th Cavalry memorial from Fort Knox to the planned new National Armor and Cavalry Museum at Fort Benning has begun. It is anticipated that the first phase of development of the National Armor and Cavalry Museum will be completed by November 2013. Our goal is to complete the move Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – July, 2013

Trooper Down Clair P. “Sarge” Yeager, 84, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, died April 10, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin, Kentucky. He was born March 5, 1929, in South Fork, Kentucky. Clair was a graduate of Adams High School. He retired from the Army as Sergeant First Class, served in the Korean War, earned Read More »


The Gold Vault Chapter of the Association hosted a wonderful reunion in Louisville, May 30th – 2 June. The reunion team, led by Chapter President Richard Wells and Secretary and Prime Mover Rondo Jackson, made sure that the best attended reunion in years went off smoothly. Nearly 300 people attended the banquet on Saturday night, Read More »


Blackhorse E-News – May, 2013

Trooper Down Wayne Gunter: Wayne, age 65, died April 8, 2013. He spent two combat tours in Vietnam: two years and two months, from 10-68 through 12-70, proudly serving his Country with the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment. After his Service, Wayne became a police officer, quickly becoming the Chief of Police in Caryville, TN, then Read More »

Blackhorse Association Scholarship Application Reminder

Scholarship deadline is April 1, 2013 for the coming school year. Time is getting short. Click here for details. Complete application must be postmarked no later than 31 March 2013 and mailed to: Bob Hurt 75 E. Shadowpoint Cir The Woodlands, TX 77381 Or you can email it to bobhurt3@comcast.net. Questions? Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – March, 2013

Troopers Down CSM Fred Davenport: Command Sergeant Major Fred Davenport passed away at his residence on February 12, 2013. Graveside services with full military honors were held on 21 February at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery. Contributions in memory of CSM Davenport have been designated to Geary Community Hospice, c/o Geary Community Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box Read More »