Category Archives: Army Aviation

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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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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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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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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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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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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Meet the One Pilot in the World with 10,000 Flight Hours in Boeing AH-64 Apaches

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Vietnam War: Aero-rifle 3/17th Air Cav Captures Vietcong Khe Sanh Area 1970

Some great footage sent to me by Chris Jensen, who was a photographer with the 221st Signal Company. I believe this was footage of C-Troop, Mr. Jensen states:  I was a motion-picture photographer with the 221st Signal Comapny. In August … Continue reading

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The OH-6 Helicopter

Submitted by Waldo, an Army Training Film:

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Final Flight of the OH-58D with the 3-17th Cav

A Troop started receiving the original OH-58A Kiowa in Vietnam in late May ’70 to replace our OH-6A Cayuse in our Scout Platoon. There have been many significant upgrades to the original airframe & powerplant since that time. – Bear … Continue reading

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Ed Marzola, Spur 39 Slideshow

My thanks to Ed for providing his collection of photos, enjoy! – Bear  

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Hero – Silver Spurs

A very important part of our Spur history, our ventures into Cambodia in 1970 & 1971 – Bear: It is important to understand that when the Spurs were supporting the ARVN thrust deep into Cambodia in 1971, a similar operation … Continue reading

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Run Through the Jungle – Silver Spurs

I put this together on Feb 26th 2015 in honor of all fallen Silver Spurs in Vietnam & Cambodia – Bear

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Modern Day Silver Spurs Video

Found this the other day, produced by our present day Silver Spurs. Honored they used some of our graphics:

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