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Roger "Bear" Young




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In Honor of Sgt. Gregory Antunano
KIA-BNR Cambodia, 24 July 1971



Important Squadron Pages:

3/17th Squadron Pages

[Updated: 2 February 2017]


Included links to:

3-17th Cav Today

HHT "Redhorse"

C Troop "Charlie Horse"

D Troop "Blue Tigers"

E Troop
(334th AHC)

F Troop "Centaurs"
(F Troop, 4th Cav,
aka D, 3/4 Cav)

Other Air Cav Units


In support of the 3-17th Cav Today!


3-17th Cav Tributes
& After-action Reports

[Updated 7 October 2015]


Spur Site Contacts:


Silver Spur 13 - Scout pilot
'70 - '71
Tom White


Scout Crew Chief
'69 - '70
Roger "Bear" Young
Spur webmaster & site founder


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Silver Spurs

A Troop, 3/17th Air Cavalry Archive


Major Subordinate Units:

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Avionics (Radio and Commo Repair)


Valorous Unit Ribbon
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Defense of Saigon & Long Binh - 1968 TET
Cambodia Incursion - 1970






Created by John Waldo Pepper
Created by John "Waldo" Pepper


Ratpack Patch
Scout Platoon "Ratpack" Patch -- 1969-1970
Courtesy of Walter Adams, Scout C.E.



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Flying Slick.Gif
Flying Slick courtesy of Mark Aaron, HHT




Above The Best.Gif

Ft. Rucker, Army Aviation Crest
Courtesy of Roger Young



WELCOME TO "CAV COUNTRY" and the Silver Spurs & a warm "Welcome Home" to all who served in Vietnam! -- Welcome Home to all the current 3-17th Troopers serving our nation back from Afghanistan! We welcome the "new" Silver Spurs who served in Iraq & Afghanistan, and are honored they have adopted our call sign!




U.S. Historical Document Sites
Submitted by Dan Sutherland

The Bill of Rights

The Constitution of the United States

Declaration of Independence

The Federalist Papers




1967 Rifle Platoon
Spur Rifles - 1967
SFC Billy Barber in center,
Cpt. Decoteau is looking at pictures
Courtesy of Bill Barber - CSM (Ret.)


Jeff Anthony Photo
A Troop, C-model Gunship, 1968
Courtesy of CWO Jeff Anthony


Tom Runkle Photo
Spur Lift Resupply of ARVN Operation out of Soc Trang
IV Corps - Dec '69 - Apr '70
Spurs took heavy fire outbound from LZ

Courtesy of Tom Runkle -Crew Chief - Spur Lift Platoon


Tom Runkle Photo
Spur Lift/Aero-Rifle Operation out of DiAn in III Corps
Spur LOH in background

Courtesy of Tom Runkle - Crew Chief - Spur Lift Platoon


Super Snake
"Super" Snake!
Quan Loi - 1970

Courtesy of Larry "Chance" Hughes
FAC Pilot, 19 TASS, Rash Fac
Quan Loi 1970
"Raiders" Platoon of the 334th (E Troop 3/17)


Courtesy of Bill McCalister


Spur mascot, "Wopa" in full dress uniform!
Wopa often flew with the Lift & Rifle platoons.

Courtesy of Bill McCalister

Related story:

The Dog that flew with the Silver Spurs
by Bill McCalister



[This page updated on: 14 February 2018]





This Silver Spur site was founded in September 1997 and was and is maintained as a courtesy and at the
personal expense of Roger & Pam Young editors of The Northwest Veterans Newsletter

Roger served with the Spur Scout Platoon from Dec '69 - Nov '70.
Pam served with CINCPAC Joint Command from '70 - '74

Our Spur site contains nearly 100mb of information as of 30 January 2013

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