February 24, 2010
God's Own Lunatics by Joe Galloway Video by the Silver Spurs, A Troop, 3/17th Air Cavalry
God's Own Lunatics by Joe Galloway put to pictures by the Silver Spurs, A Troop, 3/17th Air Cavalry, Vietnam '67-'72.
"We had the honor of having Joe Galloway as our keynote speaker for our 2008 Silver Spur reunion. He will return to be our speaker once again in April 2010. Joe is a true friend of all military veterans and those who serve our beloved nation today".
This is also there website:
Wild Thing's comment.........
This is a wonderful video, really well done. Thanks too to Silver Spurs, A Troop, 3/17th Air Cavalry, Vietnam '67-'72.
for putting this together.
The squadrons from the 17th Cav are still very active today and have been deployed both in Iraq & Afghanistan. The 3-17th is currently in Afghanistan.
......Thank you so much Dap22 for sending this to me.
Major ( RET) Dustoff 22 (Dave)
45th Medical Company Fort Bragg to Long Binh
USArmy Helicopter Training Center
Posted by Wild Thing at February 24, 2010 02:55 AM
Great video. It has the sacred whop, whop, whop of the Huey blades. Joe Galloway was a reporter at the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley. He co wrote, "We Were Soldiers Once, and Young" with Col. Hal Moore, the US commander of the battle. This battle was the initiation of the airmobile concept and the US force was the First Air Cav.
Posted by: TomR at February 24, 2010 08:26 AM
That was good. "Soldiers once and Young". When I think back on it...sometimes it seems like yesterday...til I look in the mirror. It sure has been a long time ago. Thanks for the trip down memory land.
Posted by: Mark at February 24, 2010 11:17 AM
That was great! As a former grunt with the 25th ID and then a door gunner with the 173rd AHC (Robin Hoods) who's Huey was used in "In The Shadow Of The Blade"I will never ever forget those days of death defying flying in and out of hot zones and the interaction of the crews during those difficult and crazy times. Welcome home to everyone!
Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at February 24, 2010 11:45 AM
Tom, I love the sound. Thank for sharing about the moive and Joe Galloway.
Posted by: Wild Thing at February 24, 2010 02:29 PM
Mark, thank you, time seems to go so fast in many ways.
Posted by: Wild Thing at February 24, 2010 02:31 PM
Eddie, thank you for sharing it means a lot.
Posted by: Wild Thing at February 24, 2010 02:32 PM
Thank you Dustoff 22
Posted by: Jack at February 24, 2010 05:11 PM
Thanks for posting our Silver Spur version of "God's Own Lunatics"
Regards, and "Welcome Home" to all my brothers who served in Nam.
A Troop, 3/17th Air Cav, '69-'70
Scout crew chief
Posted by: Bear at February 27, 2010 01:54 PM