Guidons, Guidons, Guidons! has a post on the first operational use of the 155mm Excalibur GPS-guided artillery rounds in Iraq and notes
I never fail to get a laugh out of these guys who say, “why do we need this or that, we’ll have a jet do that.” People who say things like that have never tried to get a jet when you really need one.
Speaking of guidons, I’m looking for a cavalry-type guidon for a local Boy Scout troop that I volunteer for. Where’s a good place to get one made with our troop’s number on it? Guidons are unapproved by the BSA but I want one for outdoor activities when the large official unit flag would be overkill.