Fort Myer, Virginia: Grave of Black Jack, the Riderless Horse

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Address:
N. Pershing Dr., Fort Myer, VA
Directions:
US 50/Arlington Blvd to the Fort Myer main gate at N. Pershing Drive. Drive straight ahead to the parking lot. The grave is on the Parade Grounds directly ahead, toward the right and toward the back. It's surrounded by a hedge shaped like a horseshoe.
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Grave of Black Jack, the Riderless Horse
His moment of fame was as the "Riderless Horse" in John F. Kennedy's 1963 funeral procession, although JFK didn't ride horses. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Grave of Blackjack, the Riderless Horse

The last "quartermaster" horse in the U.S. army, was the riderless horse in JFK's burial at Arlington, VA.

[Richard Hurtz, 04/27/2003]
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