Silver Spurs Missing Man Table


Those Spurs known to have passed away since the April 2016 Spur reunion:
[To be honored at the 2018 reunion]

Michael D. Coleman
LTC Retired
DAT December 10, 2016

James D. Davis
Passed away on April 24, 2016
Rifle Platoon

Guy Musice
Passed away on November 28, 2016
Rifle Platoon

Lester Nash
Passed away on August 22, 2016
Scout Crew Chief

Burnett R. Sanders II
COL Retired
DAT December 9, 2016

Paul Sybolski
Passed away on or about January 3, 2017

Steve Tedder
Passed from our ranks on May 7, 2016
Spur Sgt. Rifle platoon and Scout Observer
1970 & 1971

TEDDER, Steven Gerald, 64, of Chesterfield, entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Zelda Tedder; his infant son, Steven; and is survived by his wife, Margie; children, Donna Gallion, Stephanie Tedder, Jennifer Tedder Rauch (Karl), Katie Tedder, Emerson Tedder; five grandchildren; siblings, Mae Ferrell, Pete Capps (Sandy), Sue Lester (Sidney), Durwood Tedder (Bonnie); his faithful companion, Oliver; and many loving extended family and friends. Steve was a U.S. Army vet serving in Vietnam and was a proud member of V.F.W. Post 118, Silver Spurs Association, Alpha Troop Association, and the Mighty Pen Project on Facebook. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Rd., Chesterfield, Va. 23832. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.


Those Spurs known to have passed away since the April 2014 Spur reunion:
[Were honored at our 2016 reunion]

Larry "Tank" Carson
Passed away on February 2, 2016
Spur Armorer

Larry Chase
Passed away on January 26, 1999 at age 50
Notified by his wife, Karlene on June 26, 2015

Scott Evans
Passed on May 1, 2014
Spur 17, '70 - '71
Scott Evans Slideshow

Bill Farmer
Passed away on January 1, 2015
Gun Platoon - 19 Jun 69 to 3 Sep 69

Joe Gibson
Passed away on January 25, 2014
Rifles & Scout Observer

Jimmy Goines
Passed away in June 2015
'67-'68 Rifles

John Hays
Passed away on April 23, 2015
1969 Lift Crew Chief

Craig Johnson
Passed away on March 17, 2015
Spur 33, 1970-1971

Alvin R. Kitt
Passed away on January 5, 2016

James LeDuc
Passed away on June 2, 2015
Pilot, '68 - '69

Bob Manley
Passed away on Feb 6, 2015

Cpt. Paul S. Renschen (LTC, ret - class of 1965 West Point)
Passed away on April 26, 2015
1971 Gun Platoon Leader

Daniel K. Ringling
Passed away on January 10, 2014
Spur crew chief

Alfred Seidel
Passed away on October 6, 2014
Spur 36 Gun Platoon - Sept 70 - Sept 71

John Sinclair
Passed away on March 19th 2016
Silver Spur Aero Scout Observer 1969-1970

OCTOBER 22,1947 - MARCH 19, 2016

SFC John Allen Sinclair Retired, 68 years old, of Fort White, FL, passed away on March 19, 2016 in Lake City, FL after his battle with cancer.

John was born in Morgantown, WV on October 22, 1947 and went to school at Morgantown High. John married JoAn Lee (Bennett) Sinclair on November 15, 1968 in Morgantown, WV.

John joined the Army in May of 1965 and was a veteran of the Viet Nam War. He retired after serving 20 years for his country. His retirement ceremony was performed by the U. S. Continental Army Band, at Fort Monroe, VA in August 1986. John served two tours in Viet Nam, with the 101st Infantry 1966-1967and the 3/17th Air Calvary 1969-1970. John was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with/V, Device, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Silver & 1 Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, Aircraft Crewman Badge, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/bronze star, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/palm. He would reply when being "Thanked" for his service "I would proudly do it again." He lived by his favorite saying of "Duty, Honor, and Country."

John is preceded in death by his parents John Milford (Pete) Sinclair and Maude Rose (Strader) Sinclair, Sister Shirley Marie (Sinclair) Nethken, daughter-in-law Mercy Castaneda Sinclair and brother-in-law Robert Hayhurst.

John Sinclair is survived by his wife of 47 years JoAn Lee (Bennett) Sinclair. Their children John Allen Sinclair II, FL, Jared Lee Sinclair, VA, and Joelene Rose Sinclair WV. His loving and devoted sister Dorothy (Lazzell) Holley (Jack) WV. He was blessed with four grandchildren that fill his life with joy, Janelle Lynn Sinclair, WV, Alex P Monroe, WV, Aidan Rose Monroe, WV, John Allen (Pete) Sinclair, FL. Loving nieces and nephews- Ronald Nuce, FL, Kelly (Lazzell) Kirby(Keith) , WV, Charles Thomas(Chaz) Lazzell, WV, John Keith Church, FL, Jason Barlow Bennett, NC, Victory Lee(Hayhurst) Pfister (Steven), Mackenzie, Katelyn, and Cole Bennett, WV.

John often shared his fond childhood memories of his Aunt Florence (Strader) Cesaro, OH and his Uncle Vance Kelly Sinclair, CA. Especially family gatherings in Newburg, WV. He enjoyed traveling, camping, hunting and fishing with the family. He enjoyed the time he spent with his adoptive family Chuck and Pat Bennett, Chuck and Judy Bennett and Deborah (Bennett) Hayhurst. Last but not least his loving PTSD dog and friend 'TRIXIE'.

A Life Memorial services will be held in Grafton, WV at a later date. Burial will follow at Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, WV.

Memorials may be given to HAVEN HOSPICE, 6037 W US Hwy 90, and Lake City, FL 32055.

The family of SFC John Allen Sinclair Retired wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Patel, Mary Goddeyne ARNP, Kathy Newman ARNP, Dr. Iyer, Dr Richardson, Dr. Khan, Shands Lake Shore Hospital, and Dr Seck and staff of HAVEN HOSPICE.

Please send our love to all.

JoAn Sinclair


Ken Thurlow
Passed away in October 2014
1971 Scout Observer

Phil Turnis
Passed away on April 10, 2014
Lift CE 1970

Robert "Bob" Wilson
Passed away on December 19, 2015
Rifle Platoon Squad Leader 1968

Those Spurs known to have passed away since the April 2012 Spur reunion:
[Honored at the 2014 reunion]

Harold R. "Hal" DeGraw
Passed away July 2, 2012
76 years old - Obituary

Sgt. Joseph Eugene Smith
Rifle Platoon Sergeant, Ft. Knox
Passed away January 1, 2013

Col. Jerry M. Theils
Gun Platoon, Spur 36
Passed away on June 17, 2013

Donald Bates
Aero Rifle Platoon '70 - '71
Passed away June 28, 2013

Tom Runkle
Lift Platoon Crew Chief '69 - '70
Passed away July 9, 2013

Sgt. Elmer Bob "Bobby" Boughton
Aero Rifle Platoon '67 - '68?
(December 20, 1944 - February 11, 2014)


Those Spurs known to have passed away since the April 2010 Spur reunion:
[Honored at the 2012 reunion]

CW2 Dean Nichols
'68 Gun Platoon Pilot
Passed away on June 6th 2010
[Not known until 1 Dec 10]

Spur President & Spur 18, William L. Smith
Oct '69 to Aug '70 Scout Platoon
Passed away on January 8th, 2011, age 62

Michael D. Pierce
Died on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010, age 74
Major Pierce served as Executive Officer of A Troop, 3/17 Air Cavalry, the Silver Spurs, in Vietnam in 1968.

James R. Dostal
Spur Lift Crew Chief '68-'69 & served a 2nd tour with the 57TH Med Detachment, the original Dust-Off unit.
Jim passed away on 9 Jun 2011.

1Lt. Dimitri A. Del Castillo
KIA 25 Jun 11 in Kunar province, Afghanistan
Grandson-In-Law of Spur 6, Nathan Pulliam.

Charles L Gilkison
Spur 5 1968.
He died 11/26/2010.

23 Mar 2012:

Just learned today that WO1 Timothy Wiltrout passed away at the age of 38 (Exact date not known.) from Bell 205 crash while logging Hurrigan "HUGO" Wood in North Carolina for Helijet of Eugene, OR in 1990. This information courtesy of VHPA. Wiltrout was the Spur Scout pilot that was rescued in 1971 inside Cambodia in the same incident that claimed the lives of Randall Dalton and Gregory Antunano. - Bear


Those Spurs known to have passed away since the April 2008 Spur reunion:
[Honored at the 2010 reunion]

Ronald "Ronnie" Bates
Aero-Rifle Platoon, 1970-1971
Passed away on 22 Jan 10

Calvin G. George
Spur 37 1967-1968
Passed away on 28 Jan 07
[Not known until 27 Oct 08, not honored at last reunion]

Peter Koeppen
Gun Platoon
Passed away on 5 Jan 10

Jim Longworth
Spur 39
Passed away on 12 Oct 08

Joseph L. Pike
Passed away Sep 14, 2005. (Not known until Sep 2009)

Jim Preston
Spur Charlie-model crew chief - Ft. Knox - May 68
Passed away 26 Feb 2010

LTC David E. Russell
August 31st, 1940 - January 11th, 2009
Spur Commander (Spur 6), 26 Dec 70 - 17 Jun 71

CW3 Glenn William Summers
Lift Pilot
Passed away on January 31, 2009

William (Bill) Thompson
Lift Door Gunner & Crew Chief 1969-1970
Passed away on Oct. 25, 2009

Richard Whelan
Spur Scout 1968-1969
Passed away on 17 Sep 08


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