11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia
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1966 Welcome Home 1972
Next Reunion Sept. 5 - 11, 2022,
Wreath Laying May 30, 2022
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to everyone who helped with this year’s(2021) Reunion. At the Registration desk we had Zenaida Avila (aka Cookie), Mike Rafferty, Sara Evens (who also helped with the Silent Auction), my brother Juan (Johnny) and his wife Alice Moreno, (They covered Barbara and Raleigh’s spots), this was their first time attending our reunion and they said they were honored and happy to be able to help and would like to come back every year. I also had a trooper help us on Wednesday, but I can’t recall his name.
With your attendance we had the opportunity to honor our fallen Comrades in Arms, 730 of them. We also acknowledge those who have moved on to Fiddler’s Green this past year. I think that seeing each other every year gives us an extraordinary Joy in our hearts. BIG thanks to all of you for attending this year’s reunion.
Missing from this list is my wife Barbara and my son Raleigh. Barbara was not well enough to take the trip, so she stayed home with Raleigh and her sister Carol Hess from Pennsylvania. This is the first reunion that Barbara has missed since the first one we attended in San Antonio, Texas in 1992.
I would like to thank all of you who sent a get-well card to Barbara. Every day she looked forward to seeing if she was getting another card in the mail. Your cards sure lift her sprits. I’m hanging all the cards on the wall next to her bed. Again, I want to thank all of you for your get-well cards and prayers for Barbara.
We all had a wonderful time at the Reunion this year. I had 775 people registered for the Reunion this year. From this number we had Seven Gold Star family members and Seventeen Next of Kin family members in attendance. We had 183 people cancel and many of them called or emailed me or Ollie before the cutoff date, and they received a refund. I want to thank the ones that donated their registration fee to one of the following funds (Scholarship fund, Trooper Assistance fund, Memorial fund, and the General fund).
I want to thank you all for sending in your registration forms so early. This helps me in so many ways. It gives me time to make up your name tags and input all the information on to the web site.
If you have a new address, phone number or email please indicate it on your Registration from. We update the Master Roster with the information you give us. The Master Roster is what we use to mail out Thunder Run and the 11th ACVVC Calendar to everyone. If we don’t have a good address on file, you won’t get your copy of Thunder Run or your Calendar. The Post Office will return it to us and not forward it to your new address. So please, let us know if your address information has any changes.
If you have any guests attending the reunion, they need to be registered as a guest and pay the registration fee. The registration fee covers, among other things, all the material that we use to make up your name tag. It also covers the meal at the Banquet.
If you have guests coming and they live in a different state or city than yours, please indicate it next to their name on the Registration form. I will use that information and print it on their name tag. Now, to keep their names under your name on the web site list of who is coming to the reunion, I will use your city and state as their home address on the list that you see on the web site.
As always if you have any questions that you may have about registration, please call me (Home) 1-608-372-5892, (Cell) 1-608-387-3346 or e-mail me at email@example.com.” GOD BLESS”
Roberto (Bob) Moreno
G Troop 2/11TH (12/68-12/69)
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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.; Indianapolis, IN.; Dallas, TX. The 2022 reunion will be held in Birmingham, AL. and Grand Rapids, MI. has been chosen for the 2023 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 $2,025,000.00 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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