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Leadership Changes for the Blackhorse Association

Posted 04/15/2016

A message from Glenn Snodgrass: Our annual membership meeting on Saturday morning at the June reunion in San Antonio will be more important than usual. Our rejuvenated Association is doing wonderfully, having been led for the last 9 years by a group of dedicated and committed volunteers at every position of leadership. Long-term key volunteers include John … read more >>

Blackhorse Association E-News - April 2016

Posted 04/04/2016

Dr. Rory J. Howard , 56, died March 21, 2016 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas. Then-Captain Howard served as Commander, Medical Troop, Combat Support Squadron, 11th ACR, March-November 1992. He left the Army to attend Medical School. Rory James Howard was born April 22, 1959 at Buffalo, NY, the son of Willie James and Bernice (Smith) Howard. In 1984, … read more >>

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Fulda Scholarship Offered

Posted 03/22/2016

Blackhorse Family, A fantastic opportunity has opened up for a Child of The Regiment who attends college. The Hessen International Summer University at Fulda University of Applied Science is once again offering one full-tuition scholarship for the upcoming 4-week summer semester of July 16 - August 13, 2016. With the scholarship, lodging is included, although the … read more >>

Blackhorse Association Special Edition Reunion Update: Silent Auction

Posted 03/16/2016

2016 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion June 16-19, 2016 San Antonio, Texas James (JT) Taylor (Bad Hersfeld, I-Troop) and his wife Beth Anne have graciously volunteered to head up our silent auction in San Antonio. They have experience running auctions for other non-profit groups, and we are looking forward to a super auction … read more >>

Blackhorse Association Special Edition Reunion Update: Hotel Update

Posted 03/08/2016

Blackhorse Association Family Reunion June 16-19, 2016 Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk San 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 … read more >>

Blackhorse Association E-News - March 2016

Posted 03/04/2016

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 again?" - his answer was … read more >>

Blackhorse Association Special Edition Reunion Update: Activities in San Antonio

Posted 02/23/2016

There are many sites to see in San Antonio and the surrounding area. Fortunately, The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk is located in the heart of San Antonio. Whether you come by car, bus, train, or airplane, you can get to the top locations by walking (The Alamo, San Fernando Cathedral, Market Square or Rivercenter Mall), taking a tour bus (Fredericksburg, … read more >>

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Reunion Update: Golf

Posted 02/15/2016

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 in the middle … read more >>

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Reunion Update: Motorcycle Ride Info

Posted 02/08/2016

Motorcycle Ride Information Blackhorse 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 … read more >>

Blackhorse Association E-News - February 2016

Posted 02/01/2016

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 … read more >>

2016 Blackhorse Association Reunion Update: The Hotel

Posted 01/25/2016

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 tier hotel. It has maintained … read more >>

Blackhorse Association Special Edition: Blackhorse Scholarship Reminder 2016-2017 school year

Posted 01/22/2016

The deadline to submit scholarship applications for the 2016-17 school year is fast approaching. April 1, 2016. Go to the Blackhorse web site at for details and application form. Complete application must be postmarked not-later than 1 April 2016 and mailed to: Bob Hurt 75 E. Shadowpoint Cir The Woodlands, TX 77381 … read more >>

Blackhorse E-News Special Edition: Opportunity to Attend Moving Ceremony Honoring Our Regiment's Fallen Heroes

Posted 01/11/2016

In honor of the 115th anniversary of the founding of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Myer, and in honor of all Blackhorse Troopers who have served and not returned home, representatives for the 11th ACR will be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, February 2, 2016 at 12:15 pm. … read more >>

Blackhorse Association E-News January 2016

Posted 01/01/2016

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 are still guarding the frontiers of freedom. … read more >>

A Christmas Wish From the Point Alpha Foundation

Posted 12/17/2015

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 very best wishes for the … read more >>

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