2016 Reunion Announcement
2015 Reunion Announcement
2014 Reunion Announcement
Association Membership Application
Donation of 13th Armored Division Memorabilia (under construction)
2013 Reunion Announcement
2013 The Black Cat Newsletter – Summer
2013 The Black Cats Newsletter – Spring
Elmore Lund Honor Flight
2011 Reunion Patton Impersonator
2011 Reunion Texas Historical Commission
2011 Reunion Ray Remerowski Reflections
2009 The Black Cat Newsletter – May
2008 Tour ‘Black Cats’ Return to Bavaria
2008 The Black Cat Newsletter – April
2006 The Black Cat Newsletter – August
2004 The Black Cat Newsletter – July
2004 The Black Cat Newsletter – April




2014 13 th Armored Division Reunion


September 10-14 in Columbus/Ft Benning, GA!

Join other members of the Black Cat family for camaraderie and fun at the 2014 13 th Armored reunion!! The reunion will be at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton in Columbus, Georgia!

Tours on Thursday and Friday will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for an interactive, behind-the-scenes visit to Ft. Benning, the US Army’s Armored and Infantry headquarters following the Armor HQ move from Ft Knox in 2010. See active training and be briefed about the newest equipment and technology, use tank simulators to "drive" tanks and "shoot" at the enemy, visit the new $100 million, state-of-the-art National Infantry Museum (including Armor Gallery), WWII Street (restored WWII-era buildings including Patton’s office at Ft Benning), and other very interesting activities.

All activities are arranged to be appropriate for seniors.

The US Army is very excited to host our WWII veterans and their families!! Please try to attend!!

Full mailing with tour and banquet information will be sent this summer.

13th Armored Division 2014 Reunion

Wednesday, September 10- Sunday, September 14 in Columbus/Ft. Benning, GA

Headquarters : DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Columbus GA

Rate : $105/night including full breakfast and free airport shuttle

Reservations : 1-800-222-8733 (mention "13th Armored Division Reunion" to get our group rate). This rate is available until August 17 (firm deadline) or the group block is sold out, whichever comes earlier.

Airline travel : Fly to Columbus GA(Airport code: CSG) or take Groome Transportation van/bus shuttle service from Atlanta to CSG ($72 round trip; reservations required; call 1-800-584-6735 or

Any questions?

Contact Jo Ellen Bender at or (630)355-5332



Donation page under construction



Honor Flight

Share Updated: 3/27 7:31 pm They are ordinary men turned extraordinary in their fight for our country during World War II, and now a group of 20 local veterans will be honored and flown to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial to the sacrifices made in WWII.

The "Honor Flight," as it’s called, is paid for by local funding. The goal is to take as many World War II vets back to the nation’s capitol as possible.

Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Keith D. Bratton is looking forward to being on the first Honor Flight from Kern County to Washington D.C. on May 25 th . He’s excited at the prospect of spending time with other vets who served more than 60 years ago.

Seven years ago, he remarried after his wife died. Now, at the age of 94 he leads a quiet, but active life. Bratton says he still enjoys a lot of the good things in life. “ Read. We have always like to travel, we have taken cruises, gone to Hawaii, Mexico , he said.

For Bratton, this will be the ultimate trip. He will be able to see the mon