Category Archives: Army Aviation

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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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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