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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.

Flying Alligators and Silver Spurs

Spur 3, Chuck Oualline has his new book site up! Please see: Flying Alligators and Silver Spurs It is a GREAT read! – Bear

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WWII: Rare Color Film of Aircraft Carriers in the Pacific

Submitted by Spur Scout, Paul Clergy:

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Birth of the Cobra

Submitted by Spur pilots Mike Billow and Paul Clergy, great article! Air&Space Smithsonian – August 2017

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OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter Sales Video

Excellent video brought to my attention by our Silver Spur President, John “Waldo” Pepper:  

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LTG Hal Moore Graveside Service – Ft. Benning – Feb 17, 2017

LTG Hal Moore Graveside Service, Main Post Cemetery, Fort Benning, GA February 17, 2017   Joe Galloway following the service:   Remembering Lt. Gen. Hal Moore: Read the moving eulogy delivered by his eldest son – ArmyTimes

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John Dostal Presents – Silver Spur Video

In Remembrance of fellow Silver Spurs Ron & Jim Dostal, who perished years after their service to our nation during the Vietnam war. Here is to the Dostal brothers, American patriots! – Bear     Since putting together John’s video, … Continue reading

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Linebacker II

Brought to my attention by Spur 16, Bill Reynolds, a very important part of our war:

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More Spurs Check In:

14 October 2016: Bear, First, let me say thank you for the awesome website you’ve built. My name is Charles Bottom and I was a member of A Trp, 3/17 AC, 1970-1971, Dian, Quan Loi, and Lai Khe. I noticed … Continue reading

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AH-1G Huey Cobra

Brought to my attention by our fellow Spur, John “Waldo” Pepper. The Spurs received our first Cobras in 1968:  

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From The Other Side

Brought to my attention by fellow Spur, John Dostal. A very moving poem & video. Published on May 9, 2015 – MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE From The Other Side as published in Congressional Record article 2 of 3, (Senate – May 27, … Continue reading

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Ride With The Silver Spurs

July 1, 2016: I put this together today for my fellow Silver Spurs and their families. – Roger “Bear” Young

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In Remembrance of William T. Wallace, Jr. & Jerry Gillett

My personal tribute to two fallen Silver Spur Scouts and American Heroes. Never Forgotten – Roger “Bear” Young

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MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE 2016

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE 2016 This Memorial Day is a fitting time for me to give tribute to a deserving young lieutenant, tribute which is long past due. Forgive me, but I cannot remember his name. There were about 40 pilots … Continue reading

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Stormin’ Norman address to West Point 1991

Brought to my attention by John “Waldo” Pepper, GEN Schwartkopf’s speech to the Corps upon his return to West Point after the end of Desert Storm. He speaks of competence & character in leadership positions & duty, honor & country. … Continue reading

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Massive US Army Helicopters “Invasion”: World Record for OH-58 Kiowa Last Flight

Submitted by John “Waldo” Pepper. In April 2016 the last of the Army’s OH-58D’s made their final flight for the U.S. Army, this time with the 1-17th Cav. In May 1970 A Troop, 3/17th Cav ‘Silver Spurs’ received their first … Continue reading

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