K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey

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This page is no longer maintained.  It serves now as a historical record of what links appeared here up until 2010.  Some links may not work.  It is not necessary for you to report dead links.


The US Army                                 

This is the official web site of the US Army.  This comprehensive site offers the visitor a complete and thorough look at the Army today.

Public Affairs Office - United States Army

Army Link

The Public Affairs Office of the United States Army is your source of everything Army -   Army news, photos, press releases, speeches, links and more.

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US Army's Center of MIlitary History

The US Army Center of Military History is the Army's repository of all that was and is Army.  From Elvis Presley's military career to obtaining copies of soldier's military records, it's all here.  With an online bookshelf this site is a treasure trove of information.


NARA, an independent Federal agency, is America's national recordkeeper. Our mission is to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience.  Also the source of military records.

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment - TODAY

The Blackhorse Regiment is currently stationed at Ft. Irwin, California and its mission is to serve as OPFOR in the training of Army units.  This site's highlights include; current events, unit mission, history and photos.


The 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans Of Vietnam & Cambodia


"Together Then, Together Again."  This organization was founded to bring together, through annual reunions, veterans of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment who served in Vietnam or Cambodia.  Bob Hersey is a charter member of this great organization.

Founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1970, the Blackhorse Association is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving our country and our fellow troopers and their families.  We remain committed to our founding principles to honor deceased comrades, preserve and strengthen comradeship, promote the regiments achievements, support active duty troopers serving in the regiment and provide scholarships for children of the Regiment.

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Vietnam Veterans

Home of F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.  "To some, they are just names on a wall.  To us, they were our friends."  Webmaster, Otis Carey's huge site features photos, troop roster, message board and an eclectic trip down memory lane with tunes of the past.

551st Light Maintenance Company
551st Light Maintenance Co.
Blackhorse Base Camp
Long Giao, Vietnam

The 551st Light Maintenance Company website is a place to give Vietnam Veterans who served in the unit at Blackhorse basecamp a place to reconnect and share information, pictures, comments, and stories related to their experiences.  Included are photos by Jim Nims, founder.

Mounted Combat In Vietnam


Mounted Combat
In Vietnam

by Gen. Donn A. Starry


A complete resource guide of the mounted combat effort in Vietnam.   This complete book is a valuable tool in understanding armor's role in Vietnam.




This is the official site of the "Disabled American Veterans".  Bob Hersey is a life member of "Piscataqua Chapter 4" of the DAV.  This site is full of veterans affairs issues and is a valuable source of information for disabled veterans.

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Military.com has it all.  If it has anything to do with the military, it's here.   This expansive site offers something for all branches of the service.   Features include; news, history, resources, a market place and more.   Affiliated with The History Channel.

Welcome to the official website for Stars and Stripes, the only source that daily delivers 
independent news and information to the U.S. military community worldwide.

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The US Department of Commerce's storehouse of documents and films of interest to Vietnam veterans.  Browse the Information Network's data base of Army publications or Search US Government Reports using key words like, Vietnam War or Cavalry.  Order the video, Know Your Enemy - The Viet Cong.

This excellent page contains huge resources on many subjects relating to the Vietnam veteran like an extensive "Glossary" of terms, slang and abbreviations used by veterans in Vietnam.

Welcome to the Agent Orange Website.  This website is an attempt to provide to provide information about the herbicide Agent Orange used in Vietnam and the results of exposure to this herbicide.


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial serves as a testament to the sacrifice of American military personnel during one of this nation's least popular wars.   The "Wall" is located in Washington, DC and is maintained by the Nat'l Parks Service.

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A quick and easy way to search the Wall.  Look up the names of those Veitnam Veterans who appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page is a non-profit endeavor maintained by veterans of the 4th Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment.

http://www.themovingwall.org/  Moving Wall

The Moving Wall is a half size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial that visits communities across America giving people an opportunity to have "The Wall" come to them.

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As the founders of The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund works to preserve the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and to educate current and future generations about the enduring lessons of the Vietnam War on American society.

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A digital, interactive legacy memorializing the men and women who gave their lives in Vietnam offers a unique experience for each visitor.  Profiles, remembrance, postings, rubbings, reports and more give the visitor a personal encounter with the person whose name is remembered on the Wall.

Operation Just Cause is a non-funded assembly of persons from around the world, united in their desire to achieve the fullest possible accounting of Americans missing and unaccounted during the Vietnam war and all wars.

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Every Acronym in the military that you could ever won't to know is found at this site.   Thought you knew what "RAP" stood for.  Look and see.

M O SMilitary Occupational Specialty

A complete listing of military job classifications.  From tuba player in the band to air traffic controller, it's all here.

Army Quick Reference (on site link)
Army Vietnam War Era (off site link)

Talking Proud - Service and Sacrifice
11th Cav in Vietnam.

“Find the bastards, and pile on,” the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Indochina
By Ed Marek, editor
July 17, 2010


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Thanks to MSCS Steve Karoly, USNR, Ret. for this terrific web site devoted to America's Military cooks and bakers.  Steve has photos of field mess equipment that I wish I had taken.  You don't have to be a cook to enjoy this site.

Armed Forces Vietnam Netowrk 1 Armed Forces Vietnam Network 2

This is the American Forces Vietnam Network - AFVN.  Providing Radio and Television Information and Entertainment to the American Fighting Man and Woman during the Vietnam War.  "...From the Delta to the DMZ" --

AFVN TV and Radio personality, Chris Noel is a regular contributor to Contributor's Corner at Bob Hersey's K Troop.  Be sure not to miss Chris' photos, especially the GI's favorite pinup.

Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder, Inc's major function is to publicize the POW-MIA issue.  To educate the public to the fact that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all past wars.

Gathering Of Eagles - Home Page

The GAO stand to challenge any group that seeks the destruction of our nation, its founding precepts of liberty and freedom, or those who have given of themselves to secure those things for another generation. We will be silent no more.  GAO believes that the war memorials are sacred ground; as such, we will not allow them to be desecrated, used as props for political statements, or treated with anything less than the solemn and heartfelt respect they–and the heroes they honor–deserve.

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Serving the U.S. Military!  Vet Friends.com is a free membership service that helps you locate your friends who are on active duty, reserve, or a veteran of the U.S. military!


In 1968, 480 field directors, hospital personnel, and recreation assistants served throughout Southeast Asia.  Read there story here at DonutDolly.com.

Defend America By Registering Your Support

Members of America's armed forces are, at this moment, defending our freedom at home, overseas and in Iraq.  K Troop, hosted by Bob Hersey supports our troops and invites you to support them too.

Taking care of our own Blackhorse - Sons And Daughters.
Donate a calling card to a soldier overseas to call home -
Operation Uplink.
Make a donation to Army Emergency Relief HQ.

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Serving America's Heroes One Flight At A Time . . . as they deploy and return from Iraq and Afghanistan while stopping at Pease International Tradeport for refueling.

In the Spring of 2005 the Seacoast Detachment, Marine Corps League met their first flight of Veterans returning from the Near East at the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, NH. We now have flights both returning and heading overseas.  Bob Hersey, along with his wife Hellen, are Pease Greeters.  Learn more about this cause and what you can do to help here.


Freeport Flag Ladies

An answer to a prayer . . . commemorating the lives of those who died in the attack on America, September 11, 2001, now, wearing their colors, the Freeport, Maine flag ladies support our troops going to and returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.  This unique site features a large photo array of the troop and those who come to greet them.


Vanguard offers a variety of Service Pride Items for all branches of the Armed Forces.  (Note: Ktroop.com does not endorse this company but rather, makes this link available to you as a way to order military products).

      Army Historical Foundation

The Army Historical Foundation is committed to Army History. It maintains a full-time staff historian who acts as editor-in-chief of its quarterly magazine, On Point, The Journal of Army History. In addition the Foundation invests in the preservation of historical artifacts, sponsors annual writing competitions, staff rides, and is the official fundraising partner for the National Museum of the United States Army.

Established in 1987, the Navy Nurse Corps Association is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to bringing Navy Nurses together. We are an association for caring and sharing, where what matters most is not rank, but being, or having been, a Navy Nurse.

Any Navy Nurse Corps Officer, whether Active Duty, Reserves, Retired, or Honorably Discharged, may join the NNCA.Navy nurses worked tirelessly day and night to save many Vietnam veterans on hospital ships off the coast of Vietnam.  To them we owe much.

Welcome to SITREP, the Australian post World War 2, APC & Cavalry site. This site is the gateway to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Viet Nam) Association, Incorporated in New South Wales, and has a link to the current regiment association, the 3rd & 4th Cavalry Regiment Association, Incorporated in Queensland.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.

Bob & Hellen's Page
I would be remiss if I didn't include our own page.  Our site includes our biographies, photo gallery, favorite links and a what's new page.  

Headquarters / HQ Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Hosted by Karl Fillgrove this provides a base of operations for members of HQ/HQ Troop, 11th ACR.

B Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
John Williams has created this tribute to the men of B Troop who served in Vietnam.

C Troop, 2nd Platoon, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Wildgun, a.k.a. Danny Weasenforth has developed a spectacular graphically designed site dedicated to 2nd Platoon.  Highlights include photos, poetry, history and more.

H Company - 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Mike Schaefer's has produced a Web site for members of H Company.   Stunning photography is the pinnacle of this site.

Phillip Tyson
Served with the 39th & 44th Signal Company in Vietnam in 1968.

The Vietnam War Resource Guide
The guide is rich in Vietnam resources with links to hundreds of sites.  From the A Shau Valley to the Your Vietnam War poem, this site has it all.

Sgt. Fats' Links
John Spizzirri's (aka: Sgt. Fats) web site is more than just links.  He describes it this way.  "Information, Vietnam, Veterans, PTSD info, humor and more".

Viper's Vietnam Veteran Page
A Vietnam Veteran and Proud.  Viper has developed a strikingly appealing site dedicated to all Vietnam Veterans.  Easily navigate through POW/MIA, Vietnam Memorial Wall, 2nd, 27th Wolfhounds and Vietnam links pages.

Australian 3rd Cavalry Regiment - Viet Nam
SITREP. This is the Official Information web site of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Vietnam) Association Inc, of Australia.  The mission - to find and reunite former members of the 3rd Cavalry.

Steel Tigers - 1/77th Armor Association
Formed in the summer of 2000 this armor association brings together those who served with the battalion in Vietnam.  Reunions are held each year.

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Museum
An On-line museum of Images and Artifacts of the Helicopter War in Southeast Asia

The Allegheny Arms and Armor Museum
Located in Smethport, Pennsylvania this museum is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of military vehicles, armor, aircraft, watercraft, weapons and associated  militaria.

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