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Earn them spurs boys!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    For the Cavalry Trooper, the earning of his spurs is a highlight of his career. The rules for a trooper to earn his spurs is very stringent. The challenge of the "Spur Ride" for a peacetime trooper is a challenge which presents several requirements for the trooper to meet, both mental and physical in nature. I for one, went on one Spur Ride and failed due to an injury during the ruck march so I never had the privledge of earning my spurs.

    There is another way for a Cavalry Trooper to earn his spurs. This only requires one challenge to be met and right now this country sits on the verge of that challenge as the troopers who will lead the Army infantry and armor across the border into Iraq to dispose of a tyrant. A lot of troopers will be earning their spurs in the next couple of weeks and all I have to say is "SCOUTS OUT!"

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    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 sabre 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.

    The origin and author of Fiddler's Green is unknown. It was believed to have originated in the 1800's and was composed as a song sung by the soldiers of the 6th and 7th Cavalry. It's first known appearance in published form was in a 1923 Cavalry Journal.

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  2. Goober

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    Toujours Pret, Bubba.

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  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Bandwidth ain't affected if these pictures are hosted somewhere else, true?
     

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