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Spur Scout C.E.& Webmaster
This is only a partial list of Spurs who have reported in. E-mails were active when posted
Updated or corrected 29 November 2016
Charlie Armentrout - First tour in RVN was Jun '68 - Jun '69, Attached to A Troop, 3/17th Air Cav [812th Signal Detachment]. Second tour was Mar '72 - Feb '73 with various units at Camp Holloway, in Plekiu.
CSM Bill Barber - Echo 26 - Rifle Platoon NCO 1967 - 68. Sadly, Bill passed away on 15 Feb 07 after providing years of unselfish leadership in bringing all Spurs back together. Bill will be missed by all his Brothers...
Ray Barger - 575th Maintenance, DiAn - Sept. '69 - Aug '70.
Chuck Barr II - Silver Spur 35 - Gun Platoon '70-'71
[E-mail no longer correct] - David Baumbach - Lift Platoon Crew chief - 1968 - 1969.
Harold Behel - A Troop Company Clerk & 575th Clerk - June 68 to June 69.
CW5 Mike Billow - Spur 38 - Gun Platoon - '70 - '71
Mike Binder - Section Chief Lift platoon end of '68 went over on the boat with A Troop. I was A Troop from Aug. 67 to end of Nov. 68. Crewed for Cpt. Latimer, WO Scudder, and CO commander.
Michael Blakeney - Spur 10 - Scout Platoon - March '70 - March '71.
Bill Bohne - Served with the 575th TC Detachment from June ’68 through June ’69 at both Redcatcher and DiAn as an aviation maintenance scheduling and support.
David (Benny) Bonello - Spur 37 - Gun Platoon - Xmas 1969 thru Xmas 1970.
Arthur C. Bonevich - Scout Plt Sgt, E-7 - Shot down in Parrots Beak, Cambodia on 14 May 1970. Art was transfered from Charlie Horse Scouts late '69 to Silver Spurs.
Jerry Bourland - Rifle Platoon
John C. Briggs - Spur 18, 16 & 3 - Sept '68-Sept '69.
George J. Byrd - Spur 22 - SGM (Ret.) - I was a Squad Leader with the A Troop Rifle platoon from April 67 - October 68. One of the original members.
Dennis "Denny" Caldwell - Spur 38 - Oct '68 to Oct '69.
Vincent Carlo - Lift Platoon Door Gunner & Crew Chief - May '71 to May 72.
Michael (Mike) Carothers - Spur 8 - Troop Maintenance Officer - Nov '69 - Nov '70.
Bob Carroll - CE/Observor - Maintenance over on the USS Walker, Scout platoon in-country, DEROS on October 8th, 1968.
CW4 (ret.) George Carter - Spur 15 - Oct '69 to Oct '70.
Paul Clergy - Spur 13 - Nov '70 to Mar '71. Shot down and wounded 50 miles inside Cambodia Mar.15,`71. Rescued by Mike Billow, Spur 38.
Michael Coleman - Spur 11 and S-4 - July '69 to June 70.
Clifford Conaway - Mess SSG. Ret. - Sep '67 to '68.
John Connor - Spur 17 - Scout Platoon Sgt - 1968.
Harlon Couey - SSG NCOIC 812th - '69 to '70, Soc Trang & DiAn.
Jim Davis - Original Rifle Platoon - '67 - '68.
Decker A. Decker - Engine Shop NCOIC - Feb '70 to Sept '71 - "...I'm one of the guys that kept you flying!" [Thanks Bro! A job well done! -- Roger Young, Silver Spur webmaster]
Glynn Decoteau - Devil 26 (Original Spur Rifle Platoon Leader) - April 1967 - July 1968.
Frank Dillon - A Troop 3/17th Oct. 71 - until stand down in Dec/Jan, then F Troop 3/4 for about 10 months
John Dinatale - Cobra Gunship Crew Chief - April '69 - May '70
CW4 (Ret) John Dominguez – Lift Platoon door gunner – June '69 to Mar '70. Flew OH58s and UH1s after attending flight school in 1981.
John Dostal - Spur C.E. - Gun Platoon, '68 - '69. John was one of the three "Dostal Brothers" who served with the Spurs. Ron Dostal flew Loach's, and John's twin brother, Jim, was a C.E. in the Lift Platoon. John had a second tour with A Battery, 4/77th ARA with the 101st in Hue Phu-Bi. [Ron passed away on 11 July 04]
Dennis Duarte - Spur 15- Scout Platoon, 68-69.
Dave Earley - 'Possum' 22 & Spur 22 - Scout Platoon, with 161 Recce Sqn. (Australian) - TDY to A Troop, 8 Jun '70 - 4 Aug '70 and 14-18 Oct '70.
Jim English - 575th TC - Jun '68 to Jun '69 in Long Binh and Di An.
The late Alan "Kipper" Ervin - Maintenance Supply truck driver - '70 to '71.
Don Evans - Spur 6A & Spur 8 - Sep '70 through Feb '71. Also served with 173d Assault Helicopter Co, for Lam Son 719.
Bill Farmer- Gun Platoon - 19 Jun 69 to 3 Sep 69.
Ray "Mother Guppy" Fish - Spur 30 - Jan '69 to Sep '69
Robert Fisher - Scout Platoon C.E. - '67 to '68. [C.E. of "Luckey Lady" featured on the Spurs Article page.]
William C. Fox - Scout pilot, Silver Spur 13, 1968-1969. WIA
Kern Gamble - Spur Mess Hall - 1st Cook, '70 - '71.
John Garrison - Slick Crew Chief - Sep '69 - Sep '70 & Mar '71 - Dec '71.
Russell Good - Spur 33 - Gun Platoon - Oct '68 - Oct '69.
Vernon Gregory - Scout Platoon - June '71 to Dec '71. Served previously with D - 1/9th (similar missions to our Blue Tigers where he was awarded a CIB) & A - 1/9th (Aeroscout). Vern then transferred to the Spurs when A - 1/9th stood down in June '71.
Richard Hanish - Scout Platoon C.E. - '67 to '68.
Thomas G. Hare - Rifle Platoon - Mar '70- Feb '71.
John Hays - Lift Platoon C.E. & Plt. Sgt - Di An '69. [Passed away on April 23, 2015]
Cliff Heatherly - Gun Platoon AC - Lai Khe '71.
Charlie Helms - 575th Maint and A Troop 3/17th Air Cav Scout Crew Chief/Door Gunner - April '68-Oct '68. Medivaced to states for six months in hospital.
Thomas N. Hennessy -Spur 30 - Gun Platoon - Feb '68 thru Feb '69, Guns Armament Officer Sept '68 thru Feb '69.
Robert "Bob" Himrod - Redcatcher - 49th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog Handler (Gun Smoke & Dog Sh*t) - Bob supported the Spurs Aero-Rifle Platoon in 1968 as our Scout Dog handler when A Troop was supporting the 199th Light Infantry Brigade of which Bob was attached. On 19Aug68 his dog "Cracker" 60X1 and Bob tripped a booby trap south of Saigon near Fishnet. Cracker took most of the blast and saved Bob's life. Sadly, by the time Cracker got dusted off to the vet, she had lost life in two legs and had to be put down that afternoon
Clifford Hood - Rifle Platoon Squad Leader, Sgt. - '67 - '68.
Frank Irvin, II - Lift Platoon Door Gunner - Apr '70 - Sep '70.
David "Jake" Jacobs - Scout Observer - Jan '70 - Dec '70.
Sid Kelley - Lift Platoon Door Gunner - Feb '69 - Jan '70.
Dennis Kenneally - Spur 35 & 37 - '67 - '68.
Al "Trapper" Kemes - Sgt. Scout Platoon - Oct '68 - Apr '69
Edward M Kictarek - Scout Platoon - Aug '70 - Jul '71
John Knox - Spur 35 & Spur 38. Went over on the USS Walker with A Trp in 1967 as Warrant, stayed with A Trp for tour in Guns - Charlie Models and Cobra. Retired 1994 Montana Army Guard as W4 with last flight in a Cobra.
Dennis M. Leffingwell - Spur 26D - Rifle Platoon E-5 RTO - '67 - '68
James "Randy" Little - Spur 21 - Lift Platoon July 70 - Dec 70. I still remember the Red Dust / Mud of Quan Loi. I have some great pictures if anyone is interested.
John "Rusty" Marshall - Lift Platoon crew chief - Sept '70 to Mar '71. Also served with the 48th AHC.
Ed Marzola - Spur 39 - Gun Platoon - Oct '69 to Oct '70.
Robert McEachern - Spur Lift Pilot - Sept '70 - Mar '71. "Does anyone know what happened to Al Fleenor?"
Randall Meredith - Rifle Platoon - Ft. Knox 1967- Jun 1968 RVN with Bill Barber.
Don Meseberg - Original Scout - 1967-1968.
Jim Metcalf - Armament Repairman - Jan to Dec of 1970
Bob Mills - Spur 12 - Scout Platoon - Aug '70 - Apr '71.
Darrell Morgan - Rifle Platoon Machine Gunner - Apr '67 to Jun '68.
Dan Murphy - Spur 12 - Scout Platoon - Aug '69 to Jun '70.
Guy Musice - Rifle Platoon - Oct '67 to Oct '68. - Passed away on November 28, 2016
Lester Nash - 575th & Scout Crew Chief - Jan '69 to Jan '70. - Passed away on August 22, 2016
Chuck Oualline - Spur 3 - Original member of A-Troop - Jun '66 - Sep '68.
John "Waldo" Pepper - 575th TC Feb '68 - Apr '68, A Troop Guns Apr '68 - Jul '69.
Charles Presley - 812th Sig Det. - Oct '68 to Oct '69.
Jim Preston - Gun Platoon, Charlie model gunship Crew Chief 66-15028 - Fort Knox '67-May '68. Jim sadly passed away on 26 Feb 2010.
Larry C. Pudney - Scout C.E. and Observer - Jun '68 to Jun '69.
Pat Ramsey - Spur 29 - May '70 to 'Dec 70. Also was ARP commander for short time
Herbert L. Redd - Gun Platoon, Armament Section - Jun '69 to Mar '71.
CJ (Chuck) Rennie - Scout C.E. - '68 to '69.
Paul Renschen - Spur 5 - Jul '68 - Dec '68.
Bill Reynolds - Spur 16 - Scout Platoon - Sept. '69 - Sept. '70.
Floyd Richard - Spur 16 - Scout Platoon - May 1970 - Sep 1970. Then served as Aide to Camp for Gen. Hemingway, 1st Aviation Brigade from Sep 1970 - May 1971.
Thomas Steve Richardson - Spur 19 - Scout Platoon - Aug '70 - Aug '71.
Ed Roffe - Cobra Maint Officer/Test Pilot - Dec ’68 - Dec ‘69.
Lou Ruchser - '67 Rifle Platoon - Survivor of mid-air collision at Ft. Knox.
Tom Runkle -Crew Chief - Lift Platoon - July '69 to July '70 - Passed away on July 9, 2013
Ed Ryan - Spur 35 - Gun Platoon - March '69 to March '70.
Jerry Samuels - Spur 6 CE - Flew C&C and Guns - Jan '68 to July '68. [Passed to Fiddler's Green, 1 Apr '07]
Randy Score - Crew Chief - Scout Platoon - Nov '70 to May '71. [Passed to Fiddler's Green, 27 Dec 06]
Russ Scudder - Spur 17 & 25 - Scout & Lift Pilot - November '67 to November '68.
Bob Scurzi, Spur 15, Scout Platoon, Dec 1968-Dec 1969
Al Seidel - Spur 36 - Gun Platoon - Sept 70 - Sept 71. Passed on October 6, 2014
Larry Sherrer - Spur 19 - A Troop Scout Platoon & HHT IP - Jun 70 - Jun 71
Frederick E. Short - Crew Chief - Lift Platoon - July 71 thru Jan 72.
Terry Shulze - Spur 34 and 14 - Gun and Scout Platoon - October '69 to April '70.
Howard Shutts - Lift Platoon C.E. who came over on the USS Walker with the squadron -- Sept '67 to Sept '68. "I sure would like to hear from the guys!"
John Sinclair - Observer - Sgt., Scout Platoon - Jan '69 to Jan '70.
Bill Skelton - 575th Maintenance - '69 - '70.
Jim Sladek - Rifle Platoon - Sept. '68 to Nov '69.
Larry Smith - Lift Platoon C.E. 26 - Acft 66-16682 also flew in the OH-6A. I replaced Mike Binder as the CE of 682 - Feb '68 - Feb '69
William Smith - Spur 18 - Scout Platoon - Oct '69 to Aug '70. [Bill passed away on Jan 8, 2011]
Harry Stockton - Operations/ Radio Operator 1971 Quan Loi -Lai Khe
Larry D. Strickland - Prop & Rotor Shop, '71.
Charles Stutzman - Spur 29 & 13 - Lift & Scout Platoon - Jan '69 - Aug '69.
Dan Sutherland - Silver Spur Door Gunner - Lift Platoon '70 - '71. [E-mail address no longer valid]
Gary Swartz - Scout Platoon Crew Chief - '69 - '70.
Marvin V. Swinford - Spur 16 - '71, Quan Loi.
Jim Taneyhill, Lt.'71, UH-I Maintenance Officer
Steve Tedder - Lift Platoon & Scout Observer - Jan '70 - Jan '71. Also later tour with the 2/17th.
David Tela - Spur 38 - Sept '69 - Sept '70.
John D. Thompson - 67 Spur
Neil A. Tufford - Door Gunner & Scout - Mar '69 to Nov '69. Also served with the 3/5 in Vinh Long.
Dennis Wallace - Rifle & Lift Platoons - Rifleman & Doorgunner - '67 - '68.
Eric West - Lift Platoon Pilot - Short period of time prior to '68 Tet.
Rick Whelan - Scout Platoon - '68-'69 [Richard passed away on 17 Sep 08]
Ralph White - Spur29 Lift & Maintainence - Feb '69 to Feb '70
Thomas G White - Spur 13 - Scout Platoon - 1970-1971.
Charles R. Womble - Spur 26 - Lift Platoon & Spur ARVN Liaison - Jan '70 - Jan '71.
Larry R. Woods - Spur 19 - Scout Platoon - Jun '69 - Jun '70.
Roger "Bear" Young - Scout Platoon C.E. - Dec '69 - Nov '70. (Spur webmaster)
Gold Star Corner
Pamela Cole - Fiance' of Scout pilot Lt. Thomas W. Knuckey taken from us on 27 May '71.
Aaron Decelle - Son of Scout pilot Cpt. Robert E. Decelle II taken from us on 18 Feb 71.
Bob Hartman - Close personal friend of Lt. Thomas W. Knuckey taken from us on 27 May '71.
Chris Taylor - Brother of Sgt. Phillip Taylor taken from us on 27 May '71.