Category Archives: Feature Stories

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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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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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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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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WWII: Rare Color Film of Aircraft Carriers in the Pacific

Submitted by Spur Scout, Paul Clergy:

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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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Linebacker II

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

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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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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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Sobering Statistics For The Vietnam War

Submitted by fellow Spur, Clayton Marsh: SOBERING STATISTICS FOR THE VIETNAM WAR* In case you haven’t been paying attention these past few decades after you returned from Vietnam, the clock has been ticking. The following are some statistics that are … Continue reading

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Soaring Valor (Short Movie)

Brought to my attention by fellow Spur, Bob Scurzi:

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In Honor Of Vietnam Veterans Day

March 29, 2016: On this Vietnam Veterans Day, a video I put together to honor all 3/17th Air Cav Troopers, from Vietnam to the present. I believe A Troop is currently deployed in Afghanistan. We have a LONG legacy of … Continue reading

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