Soldiers don golden spurs

By Cpl. Nathan Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsOctober 31, 2007

Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Warriors," 1st Cavalry Division, stand at attention after receiving their golden spurs during a ceremony held at Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 29. The Warriors are quickly nearing the end of a 15 month deployment in which they provided safe aerial travel as well as aerial weapons support. The gold spurs indicate a Soldier has deployed to a war zone as a member of a cavalry unit; they're worn during ceremonies and special events along with the Stetson.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Warriors," 1st Cavalry Division, stand at attention after receiving their golden spurs during a ceremony held at Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 29. The Warriors are quickly nearing the end of a 15 month deployment in which they provided safe aerial travel as well as aerial weapons support. The gold spurs indicate a Soldier has deployed to a war zone as a member of a cavalry unit; they're worn during ceremonies and special events along with the Stetson. (Photo Credit: Cpl. Nathan Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Traverse City, Mich., native Col. Dan Shanahan, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Warriors," 1st Cavalry Division, bends down to attach golden spurs to the boots of Pittsburg, Pa., native Spc. Richard Clawson, a human resources specialist for the 1st ACB, during a spur ceremony at Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 29. Clawson, along with the others who donned their spurs will be headed back to the states soon as the rest of the Warriors finish up their 15 month deployment. Clawson said he is "going to take it one day at a time" and "spend time with the family" when he returns home. The gold spurs indicate a Soldier has deployed to a war zone as a member of a cavalry unit; they're worn during ceremonies and special events along with the Stetson.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Traverse City, Mich., native Col. Dan Shanahan, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Warriors," 1st Cavalry Division, bends down to attach golden spurs to the boots of Pittsburg, Pa., native Spc. Richard Clawson, a human resources specialist for the 1st ACB, during a spur ceremony at Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 29. Clawson, along with the others who donned their spurs will be headed back to the states soon as the rest of the Warriors finish up their 15 month deployment. Clawson said he is "going to take it one day at a time" and "spend time with the family" when he returns home. The gold spurs indicate a Soldier has deployed to a war zone as a member of a cavalry unit; they're worn during ceremonies and special events along with the Stetson. (Photo Credit: Cpl. Nathan Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Traverse City, Mich., native Col. Dan Shanahan, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry "Warrior" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, speaks to the audience about the significance of donning the golden spurs during a spur ceremony at Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 29. The ceremony is for troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st ACB, who will be redeploying back to the states soon. The gold spurs indicate a Soldier has deployed to a war zone as a member of a cavalry unit; they're worn during ceremonies and special events along with the Stetson.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Traverse City, Mich., native Col. Dan Shanahan, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry "Warrior" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, speaks to the audience about the significance of donning the golden spurs during a spur ceremony at Camp Taji, Iraq, Oct. 29. The ceremony is for troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st ACB, who will be redeploying back to the states soon. The gold spurs indicate a Soldier has deployed to a war zone as a member of a cavalry unit; they're worn during ceremonies and special events along with the Stetson. (Photo Credit: Cpl. Nathan Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL