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In 1971, Charlie Horse 3/17th Cav was operating in I-Corps and on paper, merged with D Troop, 3/5th Cav. More on this merger is explained on the D Troop, 3/5th Cav site.
Art “Artie” Bonevich served as a Scout platoon Observer NCO with both the Spurs and Charlie Horse, and sent me these videos. They also participated in Lam Son 719 into Laos where U.S. ground forces were not allowed, but U.S. helicopter units supported the ARVN thrust and they paid dearly delivering such support.
Watch these two videos which go into further detail. Thanks Artie! – Bear
“Profile of D Troop 3/5 Cav ‘Charlie Horse’ in Vietnam during the time frame of Lam Son 719. CWO Wayne Forbes, a scout helicopter pilot profiled in another video, can be heard directing firing on the bank where he observes a pack on a rock. The God of Hellfire brings the pain…”
A very interesting read including pictures, although not always period correct, submitted by Spur 6, Bud Smith:
October 13, 2017:
I will no longer add new external links to the following Spur pages. It is too time consuming to check the links and remove or find their new locations on the net:
The worst offenders are DoD and army.mil links!
Roger “Bear” Young
I always liked the WWII uniform. – Bear
Poll: Do you like the Army’s ‘pinks and greens’ prototype? – DefenseNews – 11 Oct 17
This video brought to my attention by Rick Lemmons, C Troop, 3/17th Cobra Line Chief. Thanks Rick! – Bear
Many of us watched the series and there are as many opinions as there are Vietnam veterans. But the commentary below I found of interest. Feel free to comment via the link at the bottom of this post. – Bear
Final Thoughts: Paradigm shifts regarding the meaning of unwinnable, and the phrase the war ended, are imperative by John M. Del Vecchio
Veterans angry, disappointed following PBS’ Vietnam War documentary by Tatiana Sanchez
Justifying Betrayal of Vietnam Emerges as the Raison d’être Of Ken Burns’ Film on the War by Phillip Jennings – October 11, 2017
The Vietnam War Documentary: Doom And Despair by Bing West – October 12, 2017
Oliver North: PBS and Ken Burns get Vietnam – and Richard Nixon – wrong, again – FoxNews – October 27, 2017
Watch the series: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
As you are likely aware via the Spur e-mail net, I’ve been in the process of transferring my entire domain from Yahoo Small Business because they no longer support WordPress security updates, to HostGator based in Texas with U.S. support. I’m pleased to report that transfer has been successful and the loading speed of my cloud business account is excellent and I’ve been able to install all the latest WordPress security updates that were not permitted on Yahoo.
Please note, due to a technical glitch after the transfer, our page, posts & comment URL’s here have changed to a new format making the old URL’s obsolete. Go to our main page and click on the pages & posts to see the new URL’s in your browser! I apologize for the inconvenience but it was necessary to get this blog working properly.
If you are in need of a solid web hosting service, I strongly recommend HostGator! And our Spur site is scanned daily by SiteLock to make certain there is no malware or spyware across our entire northwestvets.com domain!
Roger “Bear” Young
Speaking for myself – Bear
NFL owners considering ordering players to stand during national anthem – FoxNews – October 10, 2017
Video submitted by our Spur President, John “Waldo” Pepper from The National Infantry Museum.
“On March 19, 2009, sacred soil from nine battlegrounds was sprinkled on the parade field at the National Infantry Museum by veterans of those battles or their descendants. Some of the soil was also preserved in glass containers and sealed in granite pavers at the edge of the field. The ceremony was narrated by actor Sam Elliott, who played CSM Basil Plumley in the film ‘We Were Soldiers.’ As new US Army Soldiers graduate and pass in review each week at Inouye Field, they march on soil where their Infantry forefathers fought.”
An excellent video on the evolution of the B-52 from conception to the present. Includes video clips of its use in Southeast Asia:
Spur 3, Chuck Oualline has his new book site up!
Please see: Flying Alligators and Silver Spurs
It is a GREAT read! – Bear
Submitted by Spur Scout, Paul Clergy: