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Coming up!

The Blackhorse Reunion, 2023

Fort Benning/Columbus, GA

Dates: 31 May – 4 June 2023 (early registration for Golf is 31 May)

We’re excited to announce that the registration and program information for the 2023 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion is now available. Activities will occur over a four-day period from May 31 to June 4.

Click here to download a program of events.opens PDF file

opens in a new windowClick here to view the Facebook events page for the reunion.

Registration can be completed online at the link below, or if you prefer, you can register by traditional mail. opens in a new windowTo register by mail, please download, complete, and mail in a registration form and paymentopens PDF file .

A link for the online registration is provided below, and the registration form can also be accessed at that link if you want to print it and mail it to us.

We’ll be having a lot of fun and comradery at the Reunion, which will give us opportunities to visit Fort Benning, a post that has special memories for many of us.

Registration for Friday and Saturday is $170 per person. This includes the Friday night social and buffet, the Saturday banquet, a commemorative reunion coin, and miscellaneous fees. Optional tours can be purchased for a discounted price.

Because many people have specific room requirements, please book your room as soon as possible.

Our Hotel
Marriott Columbus
800 Front Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31901

opens in a new windowFollow this link to make your hotel reservation: link.mi?id=1652820599931&key=GRP&app=resvlink

We have negotiated a great rate of $180 per night at the Marriott for the period May 31 – June 4, 2023. We have a block of rooms set aside for the reunion; the hotel has a pool, gym, and a Houlihan’s restaurant.

The hotel is located 100 miles (1.5 hours) from the Atlanta Airport. opens in a new windowYou can learn more about the hotel on its website at Columbus_Marriott-Columbus_Georgia.html.

Although we would like everyone to stay at the Marriott, we understand that lodging is often the largest cost of attending the reunion. opens in a new windowTo explore your hotel options, please visit the following website, which will help you identify some other hotels in the area:

Our main optional events will be excursions to Fort Benning. These will include a visit to the Regiment’s Memorial, which is an awe-inspiring and hallowed site located in Pattons’ Park; an outing to the Blackhorse Classroom in Patton Hall; and a visit to the National Infantry Museum.

Friday’s social and buffet dinner will be at the Ironworks Conference Center, and Saturday’s dinner will be at the National Infantry Museum.

Click here to register online.


List of attendees for the 2023 Reunion, as of 8 May, 2023:

Clint Ancker
Clint Ancker
Peter Bayer
Robert Bell
Richard Bourgault
Therrell Bradley
Robert Brandhorst
Richard Brown
Micheal Burke
Dennis Ciborowski
James Colhour
Brian Cook
Starling Cooper
Dave Cowan
Randy Cozad
Marvin Dean
George DeSario
Cynthia Drushal
Willis Embree
Jeffery Enloe
Howell Epperly
Douglas Flenniken
Kelly Furtick
Murph Gagne
Jimmy Hagin
Scott Harrison
Robert Hatcher
Karl Hees
Herbert Irtenkauf
Robert Johnson
Rocky Kmiecik
Richard Kotek
Ryan Kranc
Paul LaBounty
Ronald Langford
Danny Marr
Carlton Martin
Walter Mazuchowski jr
Patrick Murphy
Mark Neukom
Eric Newton
Patrick Poor
Glynn Pope
Kevin Purdy
Stephen Redgrave
Sylvester Redmond
Richard Reiff
Thomas Smart
Donald Snedeker
Glenn Snodgrass
Donald Snyder
Guy Swan
Glenn Uchiyama
George Wood
Morgan Yarbrough


Coming in September

Pigapalooza 2023 will be held 29-30 Sep in Springdale Arkansas. Bier and Brats at Friday evening social, with pulled pork, ribs and all the fixins on Saturday plus a DJ that evening. Lots to do in Northwest Arkansas with several fun day trips within an hour or so of Springdale, plus plenty of golf options. Hope to see you there – follow us on Facebook or contact me on email for more info.

Beate Bodes-Cowan

Our Reunion Mission

Our Regimental Association mission and objectives are:

  • To honor comrades who gave their lives in the service of our country and Regiment.
  • To preserve and strengthen comradeships formed in the Regiment.
  • To provide educational scholarships for the children of those who served in the Regiment.
  • To proclaim and publicize the achievements and traditions of the Regiment.
  • To support the troopers serving in the active Regiment.

In order to accomplish the first two objectives the Blackhorse Association conducts frequent reunions to bring together Blackhorse veterans and their families from all eras of Regimental service.

Projected Future reunions

  • 2023 – Fort Benning/Columbus, GA
  • 2024 – Colorado Springs
  • 2025 – Vegas
  • 2026 – San Antonio

Previous Reunions

  • Between 1970 and 1995, the annual Blackhorse reunion was held at Fort Knox conjunction with the annual Armor Conference May each year
  • 1996, the Blackhorse Association held its annual reunion along with the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans Vietnam and Cambodia Louisville, KY
  • 1997 – 2002, co-located with the ACVVC reunions in Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Diego, Buffalo, Washington, DC, and Nashville
  • May 2000: Fulda, Bad Kissingen, and Bad Hersfeld, Germany (Border Legion)
  • February 1 – 3, 2001 in Las Vegas. 100th Anniversary Reunion.
  • June 2005: Fulda, Bad Kissingen, and Bad Hersfeld, Germany along with our sister regiment, the 14th Cavalry. (Border Legion)
  • June 2007: Williamsburg, VA
  • May 2008: Las Vegas, NV
  • June 2009: Fulda, Bad Kissingen, and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
  • June 2010: Houston, TX
  • June 2011: Las Vegas, NV
  • June 2012: Williamsburg, VA
  • June 2013: Louisville, KY
  • June 2014: Colorado Springs, CO
  • June 2015: Las Vegas, NV
  • June 2016: San Antonio, TX
  • June 2017: Atlanta, GA
  • June 2018: Boston, MA
  • June 2019: Las Vegas, NV
  • June 2021: San Antonio, TX
  • June 2022: Las Vegas, NV

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