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About Roger Young

Roger "Bear" Young served with the Silver Spurs as a Scout crew chief and Line Chief from Dec '69 through Nov '70. Upon his return to the "world" he served at Hunter AAF as a Cobra Periodic Inspection team leader. He founded the Spur website in Sept 1997.

Silver Spurs Honored in June 2018 VHPA Calendar

I want to thank my fellow Silver Spur, Paul Clergy (Scout pilot), for sending me the 2018 VHPA calendar. June 2018 features pictures taken by our late fellow Spur Scout, Scott Evans (pilot) at or near Quan Loi, only a … Continue reading

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Take A Knee…My Ass!

Brought to my attention by Spur 3, Chuck Oualline:

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Medal of Honor recipients lay wreath at Arlington’s Tomb of the Unknowns in 2016

Video submitted by our Silver Spur President, John “Waldo” Pepper:  

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Charlie Horse in I-Corps & Laos

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 … Continue reading

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Aircraft Losses During The Vietnam War

A very interesting read including pictures, although not always period correct, submitted by Spur 6, Bud Smith: AIRCRAFT LOSSES OF THE VIETNAM WAR

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New Policy on External Links on Spur Static Pages

October 13, 2017: Fellow Spurs, 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: Silver Spur Bulletin … Continue reading

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Return of the ‘Ike Jacket’ for the U.S. Army?

I always liked the WWII uniform. – Bear Poll: Do you like the Army’s ‘pinks and greens’ prototype? – DefenseNews – 11 Oct 17    

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Vietnam Era Music Medley 18 Songs & Pics From The Vietnam Era

This video brought to my attention by Rick Lemmons, C Troop, 3/17th Cobra Line Chief. Thanks Rick! – Bear

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Commentary on The Vietnam War by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

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 … Continue reading

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Web Domain Successfully Transferred

Fellow Spurs: 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 … Continue reading

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Our Flag vs the NFL

Speaking for myself – Bear   NFL owners considering ordering players to stand during national anthem – FoxNews – October 10, 2017

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Sacred Soil Dedication Ceremony

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 … Continue reading

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The Wall 2000 – 3/17th Air Cav Tribute to our Fallen Heroes

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Witness to Captivity: SSGT Jon Cavaiani’s POW Pajamas

Courtesy of The Army Historical Foundation, June 2017:  

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18 Things You Never Knew About The B-52 Stratofortress

An excellent video on the evolution of the B-52 from conception to the present. Includes video clips of its use in Southeast Asia:  

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