11th Cav Members Bulletin Board

Pete Echon, a member of F Troop and also assistant website manager for our website 11thcavnam.com and also for the F troop website is currently in the VA Hospital in Critical Condition because of Cancers and Tumors in his lungs, The Doctors hold out little hope and have said that Radiation and Chemo are no longer any use.

Pete spent thousands of hours helping to make the 11thcavnam.com a great website.

Pete's family has been told to say goodbyes.

If any of you guys wish to send a card or flowers to Pete, here is his address, I am sure Pete would like to hear from his fellow Troopers

Pete Echon
1624 Kenneth Ave
Arnold, Pa 15068-4219

Admin reply: This is his home address.


Added: October 27, 2011
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Any new news on the laying of the rest of the bricks.

Added: October 25, 2011
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Update on Herman Blair G troop, 69, I have been following Hermans daughter on facebook, i understand they have the trach out and he is talking clearly, and is doing rehab walking with a walker. He seems to be doin good. He was to be moved to Atlanta hospital but that is on hold right now, he is still in the hospital he was in.

Added: October 21, 2011
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Has anyone gotten an update on Herman Blair? We've tried calling several times but get no answer.

Added: October 21, 2011
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If interested, contact: Brian.Reymann@hilton.com
A Special Thank You to our Military

Over the past few days, during the AUSA Convention, we have once again been reminded of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women in our Armed Services. This coming Veteranís Day, we will be giving back.

We are honored to give away one 5 night stay to one of our brave, active duty members of the military.

We will also be giving away two weekend stays for any active duty military, reserve, or veteran. Simply go to our Facebook Page or Twitter Page (@funathgidc) and post a comment that you, or someone you love, has served our country. On Veteranís Day, November 11, 2011, we will announce the winners.

Please pass this offer along to any and all persons who serve, or have served, in the military.

With deep gratitude,

John Rish
General Manager
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown

Added: October 14, 2011
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Please pray for Herman Blair, he was in G troop, 69, Herman fell approx. 18 feet to cement floor 4 weeks ago, crushed his skull, he is in Bristol Virginia hospital, they are weaning him from respirator. His wife is trying to find phone number for Russel Dove. Please e-mail me his number if anyone knows it.
Wayne West west_wayne@hotmail.com

Added: October 11, 2011
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William "Bill" Condon is the wife of Liz Condon, Liz brother,Hugh Victor Best was killed in Vietnam on March 14th, 1967 while serving with A Troop.

Liz and Bill have attend 2-3 reunions and met many A Troopers who knew her brother.

William "Bill" Condon KINGSPORT, Tennessee. William "Bill" Condon, 62, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at his home.

Bill graduated from Chico State College in California with a teaching credential. He taught in Round Mountain, Nevada. Guam, and El Centro, California.

Finishing his teaching career at the Calipatria State Prison, California.

He was a published poet and poetry has always been a part of his life.

Bill was proud of his relationship with the 11th Armored Cavalry, his brother-in-law's Vietnam Regiment.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneieve Condon; his father, Edward Condon; and his grandmother, Jenny Miller. Bill is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Liz" Condon; son, Sean Patrick Condon; and granddaughter, Riley Shae Condon.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Dominic Catholic Church with Father Mike Nolen officiating.

Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to the St. Dominic Catholic School, 2517 John B. Dennis Hwy., Kingsport TN 37660.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of William Condon.

Published in Bristol Herald Courier on October 2, 2011 :!cry:

Added: October 4, 2011
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Just found out about General Starry's death. This officer was without question the greatest Armor officer in our generation. I had the priveledge of serving with him in Germany, Ft Knox and Vietnam. His memory will live with me forever. Rest in Peace, Sir. :!cry:

Added: September 26, 2011
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The 21st Annual Northern California Blackhorse Picnic/BBQ
Saturday, October 1, 2011
1100 - ???
Slidehill Park, 2850 Temple Drive
Davis, CA. 95618

Everyone is welcome to join us for a casual picnic in the park. Bring something to BBQ, something to share (salad, dessert, or munchies) and your beverage of choice. (Lawn chairs are good,too)

I-80 to Davis. Take the Mace Blvd exit. Go North, around bend (Mace becomes Covell Blvd) Turn Left on Monarch Ln. Take1st right onto Temple. Park is one block ahead on left.

I-5 to Woodland, exit at Road 102 to Davis. Proceed South to Davis, approx. 8 miles. Turn left at the 1st major intersection - Covell Blvd. Go about 1 mile to Monarch Blvd, turn right, go 1 block. Turn right on Temple. Park is 1 block ahead on left.

Watch for balloons and signs
RSVP: Ron Krueger: 530-758-0351 ronkrue@hotmail.com

Added: September 14, 2011
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I would like this entry to thank all of you for the compassion and kindness you did not show me for not returning my phone call during your reunion in St.Louis as I lay in my hospital bed with cancer from agent orange. I called the regestration room but everyone was buisy and did not have time to return my call. The doctors have given until the first of the year............THANKS for the call . Halfdollar

Added: September 10, 2011
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