Category Archives: Articles of Interest

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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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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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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Witness to Captivity: SSGT Jon Cavaiani’s POW Pajamas

Courtesy of The Army Historical Foundation, June 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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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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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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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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A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans

Submitted by fellow Spur, Clayton Marsh:  

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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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Just A Common Soldier

A great video submitted by my Scout Platoon Leader, Bill Reynolds:  

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Mansions of The Lord

Brought to my attention by Scout Dog Handler Bob Himrod who served with our early Rifle Platoon:

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