11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia
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  1966                                                   Welcome Home                          1972

            

A Friendly Reminder

If you decide to cancel…

 

If you cannot attend the reunion in Indianapolis, for any reason, please remember to do these two, or maybe, three things:

1.    Reunion Registration: To cancel your reunion registration with the 11th ACVVC, please call or email Bob Moreno as soon as possible. Bob handles Reunion Registration and you must notify him by August 15.  You can reach Bob at: 608-372-5892 or by email at: gtroopbob@gmail.com

 

If you cannot reach Bob, please contact Ollie Pickral at:804-435-3658 or by email at: 11cavalry@verizon.netby August 15.

 

It is imperative that you notify one of these Officers by August 15 to cancel your reunion registration and have your registration fee refunded.

 

2.    Hotel Reservation:Remember to cancel your hotel reservation. If you booked with the JW Marriott, call:317-860-5800 or by email at: jwindy.com  Be sure to get a cancellation confirmation number. Do this ASAP if you must cancel.

3.     Scooter Rental:If you rented a scooter, please remember to cancel your reservation as soon as possible by calling:317-855-3158 or 765-610-4375.

 

Thank you for your patience and support.

Pete Walter, President, 11th ACVVC

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11th ACVVC 2020 Reunion Update
 

REUNION UPDATE – MEMBERS, FAMILES & FRIENDS OF THE 11th ACVVC

Impact of the Coronavirus on our reunion

 

The Officers of the 11th ACVVC communicate on a regular basis. Vice President and Reunion Chairman Frank Church is in constant communication with our Meetings Procurement & Site Selection agent from Helms-Briscoe. He urges everyone to get their reunion registrations in as soon as possible.

As of this date, June 4, our reunion is on schedule as planned for the dates August 26 – 30 at the JW Marriott, 10 S West Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Some events are cancelled: Blackhorse Women’s Group meeting, luncheon and tour, the Silent Auction and the Marty Ognibene Memorial Golf Outing. All other events are on schedule.

The Officers held a conference call May 31 and agreed to continue with the reunion mindful there have been restrictions invoked by the JW that will make this reunion unique for the attendees. These rules have been implemented by the JW to protect its guests and prevent potential spread of the Coronavirus.

The “Enhanced Meeting and Event Procedures” policy is attached. Specific rules governing our attendees should be familiar; all reunion attendees will maintain social distancing of sixfeet at all times. At any meeting, seating will be six feet apart. At the Saturday evening banquetguests will be seated four people to a table normally used to seat ten people in order to maintain six foot social distancing. The wearing of masks is not required.

These are the policies that are in effect as of June 5. Any changes or updates will be posted on the 11th ACVVC website (11thcavnam.com) and in the 3rd qtr issue of Thunder Run. The 3rd qtr issue goes to press ~July 1, so any changes after that date will be posted on the website. If you do not have internet access, please call any Officer. Their phone numbers are below.

As always, the decision to attend the reunion is a personal one that members, families and friends will have to decide based on their specific situation. Please contact anyone listed below if you have questions. 

 Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.

 Pete Walter, President (609-261-5629)
11th AACVVC
(for the Officers)

 Frank Church: 386-365-0487         Greg Mason: 813-220-9027          Bob Moreno: 608-387-3346
Ollie Pickral: 804-435-3658         Mike Rafferty: 575-915-2921       Bill Karabinos: 757-566-8885

For your Safety

Marriott INDY Place - Enhanced Meeting and Event Procedures
White Lodging - Stay confident

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THIS IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL HOMEPAGE OF THE 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY'S VETERANS OF VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

The 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia was founded in 1984 after 75 names of  Blackhorse Troopers were collected in Washington DC at the dedication of the "Three Fighting Men" statue near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Reunions have been held every year since 1986.  Reunion sites have been: Arlington, TX; Washington, DC; Louisville, KY;  Minneapolis, MN; Sacramento, CA; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX;  Indianapolis, IN; Colorado Springs, CO; Appleton, WI; Louisville, KY; Las Vegas, NV; New Orleans, LA; San Diego, CA; Buffalo, NY;  Ft. Myers, VA; Nashville, TN; Eugene OR;  Daytona FL; Colorado Springs, CO; Kansas City, MO; Louisville, KY; Chicago, IL; Santa Clara, CA; Washington, DC; and Saint Louis, MO.; Orlando, FL.; Indianapolis, IN.; Las Vegas, NV.; Columbus, GA.; San Antonio, TX; Orlando, FL.; Grand Rapids, MI.; Las Vegas, NV. The 2020 reunion will be held in Indianapolis, IN. and  Dallas, TX. has been chosen for the 2021 reunion.

We have been able to reunite many of our brothers by keeping a computer master file of everyone we've found by their name, squadron and troop and their dates in-country.  We update our rosters continuously to assure they are accurate and complete. We have reunited many buddies this way.

We publish a quarterly newsletter to each member of 11 ACVVC with reunion information, historical stories by our membership and information about our current members and events.  Participation in contributing to the contents of the newsletter is encouraged to all.

We provide scholarships to our K.I.A.’s children and grandchildren as well as children and grandchildren of our membership.  In the past years we have provided over 1,858,000.00 dollars in college scholarships!  This program is one of our most coveted programs helping our children and grandchildren get an education and to become our leaders for the future of our country.

We remember our killed in action who lost their lives in Vietnam and Cambodia each Memorial Day & Veterans Day by placing a wreath at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

February 2, 2021 there will be a placing a wreath at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in remembrance of the 120th Anniversary of the 11th US Cavalry.

We continue to search for our brother veterans who served with us in Vietnam and Cambodia through special locators, mailings, handouts, and advertising in veteran newspapers and magazines.  Our goal is to find ALL of our former troopers who served with us and to "Reunite The Regiment" again.

We answered our Country's call and served proudly with the best combat unit to have fought in the Vietnam War.

 

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 Colleyville, TX 76034-0956


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