Category Archives: Articles of Interest

In Remembrance 2015 by Dan Sutherland

A very special Spur poem/video tribute by Dan in honor of our fallen Spurs this Memorial Day:

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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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April 30 1975: The Fall of Saigon

  Article by Texas Tech: April 30, 1975: The Fall of Saigon   Video by Prager University, 2012:     Operation Babylift – Operation Babylift was an on-going effort to evacuate children from the orphanages before the fall of Saigon … Continue reading

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Return to Southeast Asia by Decker A. Decker

A very special slideshow by our Spur Engine Shop NCOIC, Decker A. Decker. I really enjoyed putting this together with Decker because I feel this is a very special photo tour and hope all Spurs enjoy the tour! – Bear

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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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A Soldier’s Friendship by Charlotte Soder

   A Soldier’s Friendship by Charlotte Soder February 14, 2015 I asked a war veteran, a friend of mine To walk me through his war days time I asked what his friendships meant He said “Ducking fire and laughing in … Continue reading

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A Different Christmas Poem

A fellow Vietnam veteran that was with the Marines in Hue during the ’68 Tet sent me this which I want to share with all of you. To all who have worn the uniform, you were/are the very best of … Continue reading

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Special Tribute to the Ladies of the Vietnam War

Post by Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.  

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Jay Psaros – “The Orphan”

Brought to our attention by Dave Tela, Spur 38:

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Beneath Blades by David Earley

Roger, The book Beneath Blades is now available in the USA through Create Space and Amazon. There are two chapters on Vietnam, one of those covering my perceptions of the 9 weeks I spent with the Spurs in ’70. Regards … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Christmas

Have a blessed holiday season and Happy New Year! [Reposted for 2013] A Soldier’s Christmas by the Silver Spurs       Submitted by Bill Reynolds, Spur 16, December 2013:  

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Vietnam ROE’s for Armed Helicopters

Click to enlarge image – Bear:

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How The O-2s Really Got There

Excellent article brought to my attention by Spur 3, Chuck Oualline: How The O-2s Really Got There by Richard H. Wood, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

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Delta Honor Guard

Excellent YouTube video honoring our Fallen Heroes:

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Why we went to war in Vietnam

Featured in American Legion Magazine, January 2013 by Michael Lind: Why we went to war in Vietnam  

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