It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
Sometimes in High Point, I didn’t need to walk to see the heraldry; sometimes the heraldry was doing the walking around.
In this case, it was an older veteran with a tee shirt of the 3-6 Cavalry, Silver Spur. The 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade "Heavy Cav" was based at Camp Humphreys, South Korea from 1996 to 2002. The Silver Spurs were B Troop in the 3-6. The 3-6 flew Apache attack helicopters, the modern equivalent of medieval and later heavy cavalry. (Hence the cross sabers on the arms of the unit.) The 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry was inactivated on 15 June 2006.