Thanks for bringing that back up Capt. I remember that thread a while ago. :thanks:captainlee said:
I've seen it hundreds of times.zeusrock1 said:I don't think I've seen anyone walk around with 2 spurs, let alone 1.
Please, what is the process and what does it mean? ThanksKa-Ka said:I've seen it hundreds of times.
I got spurred on May 10th, 1996 at Ft Stewert, GA. It's a great accomplishment for all Cavalry Scouts to earn their spurs, yet only a small percentage go through the process.
The only time I ever wore mine was when I was attached to a non-Cav unit or division. For instance, when I was sent to Ft Dix for Operation Joint Endever(Bosnia), we wore them for formations and dress because we were mixed in with the regular Army.
In a nutshell-geoffreyt said:Please, what is the process and what does it mean? Thanks
The "Spur Ride" took about a year of schooling/study and challenging tasks. Tasks would be like qualifying Expert on every weapon in the units inventory, getting licensed on every vehile in the unit and earning an Expert Drivers Badge, going before a spur board, etc.Today’s cavalrymen earn their spurs in much the same manner as the knights of yore. They can be awarded to Soldiers serving in a combat zone, or in peacetime to Soldiers who participate in a “Spur Ride” -- a series of tests and tasks led by a spur-qualified non-commissioned officer, designed to test the candidates’ initiative, military expertise and endurance.
Halfway down the trail to Hell,
In a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped,
Near a good old-time canteen.
And this eternal resting place
Is known as Fiddlers' Green.
Marching past, straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen.
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddlers' Green.
Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene.
No trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he's emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddlers' Green.
And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a saber keen,
Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean,
And the hostiles come to get your scalp,
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddlers' Green.
So it's not just a spur of the moment thing.Ka-Ka said:In a nutshell-
The "Spur Ride" took about a year of schooling/study and challenging tasks. Tasks would be like qualifying Expert on every weapon in the units inventory, getting licensed on every vehile in the unit and earning an Expert Drivers Badge, going before a spur board, etc.