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A guy ive seen before wears one spur on one boot,does this mean anything, or does it stand for something ? i never got a chance to ask him.
 

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I think you have to watch Brokeback mountain to understand it. it's some sort of cowboy movie, I've haven't seen it and won't watch it but from what Ive heard the answer is there.
 

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06Heritage said:
A guy ive seen before wears one spur on one boot,does this mean anything, or does it stand for something ? i never got a chance to ask him.
Well, if it was on his left boot, it's for heel shifting. :yes:
 

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Thanks for bringing that back up Capt. I remember that thread a while ago. :thanks:
Me too I remember that one.
 

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one of the owners/mechanics at an indie shop I use in the Denver area wears 1 spur. I just figured he was a little quirky and never thought it was symbolic of something. I'll have to ask about it next time I'm at their shop.
 

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:thanks: For the link to the old thread. That was great reading
 

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I'm kinda wondering when the wearing of a glittery glove on one hand will come back.
 

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zeusrock1 said:
I don't think I've seen anyone walk around with 2 spurs, let alone 1.
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.

 

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Ka-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.

Please, what is the process and what does it mean? Thanks
 

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Please, what is the process and what does it mean? Thanks
In a nutshell-
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.
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.

After our death, Cavalry Scouts are suppose to meet in a sort of purgatory with all other Scouts that have ever served and earned their spurs. It's at an old Irish tavern called Fiddlers' Green..
Fiddlers' Green


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.
 

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not trying to bust your balls or make some sort of personal attack here. by looking at your picture there ka-ka you're an armor officer. take it from a from some one who has spent 12 years (a total of 18 months deployed) as a true calvary scout. the line in your post ...."After our death" must apply to us enlisted soldiers, and not to the platoon leaders who only spend a mear 12 months in a scout platoon. :D
 

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I've got the deepest respect for anyone that serves (or has served) in the military. However, there's just something unsettling about that picture.

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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.
So it's not just a spur of the moment thing.
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