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 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 »

Blackhorse E-News – Febuary, 2013

Father Walt Montondon The funeral for Father Walt Montondon will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at 0900, Wednesday, February 6th. David R. Tessier David passed away on January 22, 2013 at the Littleton Adventist Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born on January 18, 1941. David gave twenty-two years of his Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – January, 2013

Troopers Down Colonel Monsignor Francis Walter Montondon – 1931-2012 Col. Msgr. Francis Walter Montondon, 81, of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away on Sunday, 9 December, 2012 at Rose House in Port Arthur. The dual titles reflected the reality of Msgr. Montondon’s life. He was a Roman Catholic priest appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Prelate Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – December, 2012

Trooper Down Col. John “Jack” Tartella, US Army (ret) of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, died October 17, 2012. Jack is survived by his wife, the former Carol Ann McGuire, of Carlisle. Jack was born September 17, 1945 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. He had a distinguished military career beginning as a corpsman in Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – November, 2012

Veterans Day at The Wall November 11, 2012 will mark the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is hosting the Reading of the Names of 58,282 service members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as part of the special activities planned to commemorate Read More »

The Funeral of Andy Andreasen

A Fitting Send-Off for a Blackhorse Veteran. On October 18, 2012, Master Sergeant (retired) Rhinhold “Andy” Andreasen, United States Army, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse), was escorted to his final resting place in the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, CA for final honors. Upon arrival at the cemetery, Andy Andreasen’s casket was transferred to Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – October, 2012

Chapter News ________________________________________________________ The next Houston/SE Texas Chapter of the Blackhorse Association meeting will be Monday night, 22 October at Goode County Texas Barbecue on the Katy Freeway in Houston, Texas. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm upstairs in the balcony area. Buy your barbecue downstairs and come upstairs at 6:30 – 7:00 for Read More »

Blackhorse E-News – September, 2012

FORMER REGIMENTAL COMMANDER TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS CAVALRY AWARD Thibodaux, Louisiana – Brigadier General John Sherman Crow (Retired) has been selected as a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Order of Saint George, Gold Medallion for his years of outstanding service to Armor and Cavalry and his untiring support to the United States Cavalry, the Armor Association, Read More »

Special notice: COL Laughlin new Chief of Armor

COL Paul J. Laughlin II, the 53rd Colonel of the Regiment, today became the 47th Chief of Armor as he assumed command of The Armor School at Fort Benning, Georgia. In attendance was MG (ret) Terry Tucker, the 56th Colonel of the Regiment. The Blackhorse Association community congratulates COL Laughlin on yet another great accomplishment.

Blackhorse E-News – August, 2012

Trooper Down – SFC Jeremy R. Gonzalez (1st Squadron)Sgt. First Class Jeremy R. Gonzalez, 38, of Lawton, Oklahoma, formerly of Manlius, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his residence. Services were held in Illinois on July 7th and 8th. Immediately following high school, SFC Gonzalez began his life-long military career with the Illinois Read More »