Category Archives: Announcements

New Policy on External Links on Spur Static Pages

October 13, 2017: Fellow Spurs, I will no longer add new external links to the following Spur pages. It is too time consuming to check the links and remove or find their new locations on the net: Silver Spur Bulletin … Continue reading

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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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Web Domain Successfully Transferred

Fellow Spurs: As you are likely aware via the Spur e-mail net, I’ve been in the process of transferring my entire domain from Yahoo Small Business because they no longer support WordPress security updates, to HostGator based in Texas with … 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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More Spurs Check In:

14 October 2016: Bear, First, let me say thank you for the awesome website you’ve built. My name is Charles Bottom and I was a member of A Trp, 3/17 AC, 1970-1971, Dian, Quan Loi, and Lai Khe. I noticed … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Larry “Tank” Carson, Silver Spur Armorer

My thanks to Tank’s daughter, Stacey, for sharing the pictures with us! – Bear

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From the Webmaster

12 February 2016: Just a reminder, check back periodically. – Bear Original post 22 May 2015: A concern has been raised that I’m pushing out too much information on the the Spur E-mail net. Therefore in the future I will … Continue reading

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3-17th Cav Deactivation

The 3-17th Cav will be deactivated on September 1st, 2015 at Hunter Army Airfield at Savannah, GA. I did not receive this information until August 26th which was the RSVP cut-off date. 2 September 2015: It is being reported that … Continue reading

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2016 Silver Spur Reunion Slideshow

Inspired by Silver Spur 3, Chuck Oualline, a Spur slideshow leading up to the 2016 Silver Spur Reunion in Branson, Missouri in April 2016. These pictures take you from the Troop loading on the USNS Walker in October 1967, to the … Continue reading

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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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Taps for Tom Runkle

  Tom Runkle, Silver Spur Lift Crew Chief 1969 – 1970 September 7, 1950 – July 9, 2013 Tom Runkle served as a UH -1 Crew Chief with A Troop from 1969 to 1970 at DiAn, Soc Trang, Quan Loi … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Col. Jerry Thiels

Taps for Fallen Spur 36… Col. Jerry Michael Thiels (Ret. US ARMY) November 11, 1940 – June 17, 2013 A Mass of Christian Burial for Col. Jerry Michael Thiels will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Rita … Continue reading

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TF Lighthorse Flash Traffic

Tragic news in from LTC von Eschenbach, please keep all these young Troopers, their families and fellow Troopers in your prayers. The chopper went down near Kandahar city according to early reports. I’ve reopened our 3-17th Support page on our … Continue reading

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President’s Message regarding Distinguished Warfare Medal

February 18, 2013 Distinguished Warfare Medal Dear Brothers, Normally I do not post opinions of mine for political topics however, this time I must speak out and encourage you to contact your Congressman, Senator and fax the White House over … Continue reading

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