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Arlington Wreath-Laying Ceremony - Feb 2, 2017

News this week from The Blackhorse Association:

Arlington Wreath-Laying Ceremony.

There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, on February 2, 2017 at 11:15 am. This takes place on the anniversary of the founding of the 11th Cavalry in 1901. All veterans of the 11th ACR are welcome to attend. After the ceremony, there will be a no-host luncheon in Pentagon Row in Pentagon City at the following…


Added by Randall Ponder on January 27, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Photos needed from Kuwait Summer of 1991

This item was in this week's Blackhorse Association E-News:

"The decoration of the walls of the new Blackhorse Classroom in Patton Hall at the Armor School at Fort Benning is nearly complete. But we need some photos of troopers in action from the brief time the Regiment served in Kuwait (summer of 1991). If you have any really good electronic photos (JPEG or similar) or if you know of someone who does, please contact Don Snedeker ( or Glenn Snodgrass…


Added by Randall Ponder on December 14, 2016 at 8:25pm — No Comments

2017 Blackhorse Association Family Reunion

An email went out today from the Blackhorse Association. It contains a tentative agenda for the June 2017…


Added by Randall Ponder on August 2, 2016 at 4:47pm — 2 Comments

Anonymous Battle: Alpha Troop - TV Special

This E-News was sent today by the Blackhorse Association:

The following television special will air in March; please pass the word on and tune in to a memorable show.

"AGAINST THE ODDS: The Untold Story of the Rescue at Dogs Head" 


- Air Date: Monday, March 14, 2016. 10 pm EST/9 pm CST

- On the American Heroes Channel (AHC), formerly known as the Military Channel


- Re-Air: 1 am EST/midnight CST, Tuesday, March 15,…


Added by Randall Ponder on March 4, 2016 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Ceremony at Arlington Cemetary on Feb. 2, 2016

This is from today's E-News - Blackhorse Association:

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,…


Added by Randall Ponder on January 11, 2016 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Fall 2015 Newsletter - Blackhorse Association

The Fall 2015 Newsletter from The Blackhorse Association has been uploaded to its website. Please visit: for the latest up-to-date activities of the Association, info on Blackhorse troopers past and present, and details of the 2016 Reunion in San Antonio, Texas. Randall Ponder, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Added by Randall Ponder on September 23, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

11th Cavalry Memorial Dedication

An E-News reminder went out yesterday to members of The Blackhorse Association. There are no changes to the 11th Cavalry Memorial Dedication - just a reminder:

When: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10:15 a.m. Where: National Infantry Museum Parade Grounds and Grandstands, 1776 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia.

If you’d like me to forward you the email reminder that has all of the details, please email me at Thanks. Randall Ponder, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Added by Randall Ponder on August 18, 2015 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Extra Rooms at the Blackhorse Reunion

For those attending the June 2015 Blackhorse Association Reunion in Las Vegas, if you haven't reserved your room at the Venetian at the $100 rate, the clock is ticking down. Actually, it has already ticked down, but the hotel management just extended the deadline. The number of available rooms is dwindling quickly. Phone Mr. Perry Frias at 702-414-0355 and get that room. You can arrive 3 days before the Reunion and stay 3 days after the Reunion and get the same rate. Randall Ponder, Baton…


Added by Randall Ponder on May 14, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Border Belle certificate for my Mom - June 1981

1981 Border Belle Certificate for my Mom.  My mom and I have kept this sacred Border Certificate that she was awarded in June 1981, when she visited me as a 2LT in Fulda. Of special significance is that the Blackhorse RCO, then-Colonel John Sherman Crow, signed the certificate. Randall…


Added by Randall Ponder on September 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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