Monday, May 28, 2007Equine Veterans Part 4 - BLACK JACK
The last and most well known horse in the Equine Veterans Series is Black Jack.
Black Jack served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's Caisson Platoon. He was a coal black Morgan/Quarter Horse cross with loads of spirit. He was used as the riderless horse in over 1,000 Military Funerals, which mostly took place at the Arlington National Cemetery. Black Jack was most famous for his participation in the funeral procession of Presidents John. F. Kennedy in 1963. Black Jack died in 1976 from old age. He was cremated and laid to rest at Fort Myer, Virginia 200 feet northeast of the flagpole in the southeast corner of the parade field. He was the 2nd and last horse to ever have been buried with Full Military Honors.