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A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment


Gunnar Schalin, A Troop Headquarters, 1970

Image courtesy of Gunnar Schalin

"I had to beg to get the Silver Spur 13 call sign in early 1970 because a number of the former 13s didn't fare so well! While I was with the 3/17th in 1970, our squadron's rear area was DiAn in III Corps and our AO nominally extended from Vung Tau to the east, Camau to the south, Cambodian border (and beyond) to the west, and Quan Loi (and beyond) to the north." - Tom White

Image courtesy of Tom White, Silver Spur 13, RVN-1970

A troop unit history

Silver Spur pocket patch - "My last 6 months were with A 3/17 as a scout on an OH 6. I started with D 1/9 (rat patrol) for 2 months, then I volunteered to go to A 1/9 as a scout on an OH 6 until the 1st cav stood down." - Vernon Gregory
Image courtesy of Vernon Gregory

Silver Spur pocket patch
Image courtesy of Vernon Gregory

Hunter Killer patch
Image courtesy of Vernon Gregory

Cloth collar devices for wear on fatigues and flight clothing.
Image courtesy of Gunnar Schalin

A troop Lift platoon pocket patch
Image courtesy of Gunnar Schalin

1st Aviation Brigade sleeve patch
Image courtesy of Gunnar Schalin

A troop Gun platoon patch modofied with call sign "Silver Spur 22"
Image courtesy of Gunnar Schalin

Troop patches in both color and subdued. Both are Vietnamese made
Image courtesy of Gunnar Schalin


Image courtesy of Gunnar Schalin

D.U.I. (distinctive unit insignia) for the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion to which A 3/17 was attached to
Image courtesy of Gunnar Schalin

Distinctive red & white neck scarf was designed to mimec the colors and design of the Cavalry Guidon
Image courtesy of Gunnar Schalin A 3/17

A troop end of tour plaque
Image courtesy of Art Bonevich


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