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3rd Platoon, 9th Infantry Division, DIVARTY Aviation Section


 If this patch does not belong to the 9th ID DivArty Section let me know

"RED LEG" patch hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed....inquire

9th Aviation Battalion

supported 9th Infantry Division and U. S. Navy units in the Delta
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Company A

callsign "Jayhawks"


Company A, 9th AVN BN "Jayhawks", Vietnam Hand Embroidered, RFU, Used.......inquire
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A/9th Aviation Battalion


A C0, 9th AVN BN, hand-embroidered in Vietnam with mesh backing, UnUsed.....(sold)
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B Company, 9th Aviation Battalion, 9th Infantry Division Beercan DI
callsign = "Stingrays"

B CO, 9th AVN BN, "Sting Rays", Gunship Company, Used.....inquire
(scanned at 300dpi - all the storage nicks show-up)
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Bravo Company


Vietnam Hand embroidered, UnUsed........inquire
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B Company, 9th AVN BN, 9th ID Patches and Beercans

I need "Stingray" items....if you have extra "period piece(s)" made in Vietnam......send JPEG files at 150dpi

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partial History from a Veteran
Callsign of Company A was the 'Jayhawks' ('Slicks')
Callsign of Company B was the 'Stingrays' ('Gunships')
Probable Callsign of Company C was 'Fireflies' (LOH) but not positive

( anyone with more info please contact:   Jack@LJMilitaria.com )

( see this site for Callsigns of the Mobile Riverine Force:  9thhttp://www.mrfa dot org/callsign.htm )
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment
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1/9th Air CAV Officer's Hat/Collar Device


sandcast in Vietnam, I don't think the clutches are original, Used......(sold)
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A Troop



A Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3 7/8", UnUsed........inquire
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A/1/9th Cavalry Aerorifle Platoon

"APACHE HEADHUNTERS", Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

similar patch shown on page 73, Winged Sabres book by Lawrence H. Johnson III

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"APACHE",  scroll made in Vietnam

Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th AIR Cavalry, UnUsed......inquire

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A/1/9th Air CAV Aeroscout Platoon


Have an extra A/1/9th Aeroscouts patch or beercan similar to this?
Information as to the colors on an Original patch made in Vietnam
Information ( ever see one being worn in Vietnam or etc.? )

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Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Air Cavalry Regiment
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B/1/9th AIR CAV, patches made in Vietnam

Gold Thread, Unused.......inquire

Yellow thread, UnUsed......inquire

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B/1/9th Air CAV, "KILL", Vietnam made, Unused.......(sold)
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B/1/9th Air CAV "WE CAV WE WILL"

Olive Green burlap/sandbag type backing material

"BLUES" Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, made in Vietnam, UnUsed....inquire  
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545th Maintenance Detachment



545th MAINT DET, depicting an Eagle with a wrench in it's talons, made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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C Troop 

Very-Rare Japan made C/1/9th Air CAV

Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Air Cavalry 'SCOUTS', made in Japan, stain on left-border, Extremely-Uncommon Japan made patch, UnUsed......(sold)
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Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavarly Regiment "RECON"


C/1/9th AIR CAV Reconnaissance Aerorifle Platoon, UnUsed.......inquire
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C/1/9th Air Cavalry - Cobra "GUNS"


"CALVALRY" is misspelled on many of C Troops patches


Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Air Cavalry Regiment, UnUsed.......inquire
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D Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Jeep Scout Section)



made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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E Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment

E/1/9th Air Cavalry, Vietnam made, UnUsed......(sold)
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F Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment


F/1/9th CAV Regiment, Aeroscout Platoon, Callsign "SCOUTS", made in Vietnam, Unused....inquire

( similar patch shown on page 75, Winged Sabres book by Lawrence H. Johnson III )
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partial History for 1st Squadron
1st Squadron deployed to Vietnam September 15 1965 with the 1st Cavalry Division
Operated under the 9th Air Cavalry Brigade(Provisional) from September 1, 1970 - June 1971 with two additional Troops: E and F.
Squadron departed Vietnam on June 28, 1971 leaving B Troop which formed F Troop, 9th Air Cavalry (aka "H Troop(AIR), 16th Cavalry" and "F-9 Cavalry" - see below)
H Troop(AIR), 16th Cavalry
F-9 Cavalry(F Troop, 9th Cavalry)
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F-9 Cavalry, Blue Lift Platoon

"'On the 7th Day the Lord rested but Blue Lift Flew"

Aerorifle Platoon Lift Section


F-9 CAV, made in Vietnam, puckered on upper-left border(done when made), scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire
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made in Vietnam, UnUsed......(sold)

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"F Troop, 9th Cavalry" Aeroscout Platoon



F/9th Cavalry, made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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F Troop, 9th Air Cavalry "SCOUTS KILL"

Beercan made in Vietnam, Used......inquire
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"F Troop, 9th Cavalry" Sabre Blue Scroll


"SABRE BLUE" "STRIKE HARD WE WILL" Scroll, made in Vietnam, ID'd on reverse, UnUsed.......inquire

"SABRE F-9" Beercan made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire

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F/9th AIR CAV "SABRE" w/OG burlap backing material

larger Foxtrot Troop, 9th AIR Cavalry, UnUsed.......inquire

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Viet made, tailor's chaulk line and glue visible, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
F-9 CAVALRY Activated in Vietnam June 30, 1971 from the assets of Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry and Assigned to 3rd BDE, 1st CAVDIV
The Troop was know unofficially as H Troop(AIR), 16th Cavalry until May 1972 at which time it became F-9 Cavalry
After June 26, 1972 the Troop operated as a seperate unit under control of the 1st AVN BDE
Departed RVN February 26, 1973 and Deactivated
 D Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th AIR Cavalry

Air Cavalry Troop of the Armored Cavalry Squadron of the 4th Infantry Division
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D/1/10th AIR CAV - Gun Platoon

Shamrock Guns

"The Dog" in action

D/1/10th CAV, Viet made, Very Large 5.5" wide Army patch, UnUsed..(sold)

( This is one of the Largest Air CAV, RVN Era, patches I have seen! )
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AERORIFLE Platoon, Delta Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment,


"SHAMROCK D TROOP SLICKS 1/10 CAV.", harder to find hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed.....(sold)
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D Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Air Cavalry - AERO RIFLE PLATOON

Supported the 4th Infantry Division in the Highlands


D/1/10th Air CAV), Aerorifle Platoon, collector's ID on back, scrapbook residue on reverse side, UnUsed.....inquire
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 D/1/10th AIR CAV Shamrock GUNS


Hand-embroidered in Vietnam, Aeroweapons Platoon, UnUsed......(sold)

( also on htm page )
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 D/1/10th AIR CAV Cobra GUNS

D/1/10th AIR CAV "SNAKE ARMAMENT" "SLICKS ARE FOR KIDS", Vietnam made, (collector marked 1st Brigade), UnUsed......inquire

D/1/10th CAV, Viet made, UnUsed.....inquire

( also on RVN to 1975 page )
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partial History
ReOrganized, ReDesignated, and Transferred to Fort Lewis, Washington September 1, 1963
Deployed to RVN October 4, 1966 as the Air Cavalry Troop of the Armored Cavalry Squadron of the 4th ID
Departed Vietnam on November 8, 1971 ; saw post-WAR service with the 4th ID, Fort Carson, CO and 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, KY
Quick Reaction Force, 2nd Squadron, 10th Cavalry (AIR MOBILE)

2/10th Cavalry Regiment served with the 7th ID in Korea and Fort Ord, California

If anyone knows the history of 2nd Squadron from the late-1950s until they were InActivated let me know and I will put it in this section.


large 4 15/16"(V) patch made in Korea, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
ReActivated in Germany circa 1957 and sent to Korea; Relocated to Ft. Ord in late-1976

Airborne Reconnaissance Scout Troop flew Kiowas
Lift Troops flew HUEYs
Gun Troop flew Cobras
Ground Troop drove JEEPs
Air Cavalry Troop,  11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

 "The Black Horse Regiment"
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11th ACR ACT, Vietnam made, UnUsed......inquire
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Air Cavalry Troop - Observer


ACT/11th ACR Aeroscouts, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....(sold)

( also on Ground Forces page, 11th ACR section )
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Air Cavalry Troop, 11th ACR

callsign = "GUNNER 250"

( callsign "GUNNER" later used by A/377th ARA, 101st ABD in 1971-72 per Larry's SEA Callsign site )

old collector's label reads "Blue Unit", "BLUE" printed in upper left of the red area by the maker but never embroidered, UnUsed......inquire

old collector's label reads "Air Troop Blue Gunner", puckered near tail-rotor by tailor shop, UnUsed......inquire

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Air Cavalry Troop,  11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

Aerorifle Platoon


11th ACR, ACT, "THUNDERHORSE", callsign "BLUE 37", Vietnam made, UnUsed....inquire
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post-May 17, 1972

"THUNDERHORSE", Air Cav Trp, 11th ACR

After the AIR CAV TRP was resurrected in West Germany


made in USA, UnUsed........inquire
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partial History
Air Cavalry Troop Inactivated March 20, 1972 in Vietnam; ReActivated May 17, 1972 in Germany)
1st Cavalry Division Aviation Units


Headquarters, 11th Aviation Group, Combat, "We make the Difference", 4", UnUsed...........45.00

Headquarter & Headquarters Company, 11th AVN GP, "1st CAV DIV (AM)", Vietnam made, UnUsed......inquire
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11th Aviation General Support Company, Vietnam made, UnUsed.......inquire
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 C/227th/11th AVN GP "Rattlesnakes"

airlift card

click on picture for details
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1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division "SCOUTS"

Flew OH-13S Sioux, made by Bell

( click on picture for details )
11th Combat Aviation Battalion

"Rely on Us"

11th CAB, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire
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"EXEMPLA PROPONERE", patch hand-embroidered in Vietnam


11th CAB, UnUsed.....inquire
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11th AVN BN (CBT) Gunship

callsign = "RED-DOG"

"FIREFLY" was a UH-1 HUEY Helicopter equipped with:
Xenon Search LIghts (C-130 landing lights)
Starlight Scope
.50 caliber Machine Gun
which guarded the Battalion's perimeter
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11th Aviation Battalion (COMBAT)

hand-embroidered in Vietnam


Callsign "RED-DOG", patch HE in the Republic of Vietnam, minor stain at bottom-right, UnUsed...........inquire
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11th CAB "RED-DOG" "FIREFLY", Vietnam Hand-embroidered, RFU, Used.......(sold)
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Large 1.5" Vietnam made Beercan DI

scanned at 150dpi = all the nicks show

11th Aviation Battalion (Combat), Vietnam made Beercan DI, Used......inquire
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"GUNS" - 11th CAB, DET-2

"Suppressive Fire"


Detachment TWO, Hand-embroidered in Vietnam, blue background is darker in the center (may have had extra glue put on it at the tailor's shop(?), UnUsed.......inquire
12th Combat Aviation Group (CAG)
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 Beercan DI depicting a Water Buffalo

12th CAG beercan made in Vietnam, Used.......inquire
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12th Combat Aviation Group, 2 3/8", UnUsed.....(sold)
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12th Aviation Group VIET-NAM

Patch hand embroidered in the RVN


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partial History
USARV formed an "Aviation Group (Provisional)" in April 1965 which controlled the: 13th, 14th, 52nd, and 145th Aviation Battalions & the 765th Transportation Battalion.
Redesignated 12th Aviation Group August 28, 1965
Assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade on August 28, 1965
Stationed at Tan Son Nhut, AFB until June 29, 1966; then relocated to Long Binh
Supported Combat units in III Corps (MR 3)
D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment

D/3/12th CAV, made in Germany, circa 1970s - 1980s, UnUsed......inquire
13th "DELTA" Combat Aviation Battalion
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7926DK - USO Worker's 2nd Pattern Badged Jungle Shirt

Vietnamese made 13th CAB patch on right SSI


( see details on RVN era to 1975 page, near top )
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Delta Aviation Battalion


"Delta AVN BN", Vietnam Hand-embroidered, RFU, Used........inquire
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13th Combat Aviation Battalion



 13th CAB, Hand-embroidered in Vietnam with quality quilting, residue on back, UnUsed......inquire
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USA made DIs

maker "10H", Used.......inquire

maker "E23", looks older, Used......inquire
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13th AVN BN, Security Police at Soc Trang, RVN


Hand-embroidered patch, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Organized In-Country as the Delta Aviation Battalion July 4, 1963 at Can Tho, RVN
Designated and Activated as 13th Aviation Battalion September 1964
Assigned to 164th Combat Aviation Group December 1967 with the mission to support the ARVN Divisions in MR-4 plus other units
Relocated to Soc Trang October 1968; left Soc Trang (or stood-down) in March 1972(?)

151st Transportation Detachment (CHFM)

The 151st MAINT DET provided H-21 support for the 13th TC(LT HEL) in Korea

part of the bird's breast is missing - see below for outline

14th Aviation Unit/Company (Air Traffic Control)

Controlling the Best, Tower, Approach, GCA


due to the Signal Corps insignia I would think this is a 1975-78 era patch, UnUsed......(sold)
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partrial History
In October 1961 the 16th AOD (Air Operation Detachment) was Activated at Echterdingen Army Air Field, West Germany
The 16th Relocated to Nellingen Kaserne in September 1963
Redesignated 14th Army Air Traffic Regulation and Identification Company (ATC) in October 1965
Relocated to Schwaebisch Hall in December 1966
Redesignated 14th Aviation Unit (ATC) in May 1975 and Assigned to the 5th Signal Command
Deactivated in October 1978
The 59th ATC Battalion assumed the mission of the 14th

Note: The 14th ATC had no connection with the 284th ATC in Korea except one of the 284th's many patches was a similar design to the 14th's patch.
However, a "284" was in the bottom scroll instead of the "14".
14th Combat Aviation Battalion



14th CAB made in Vietnam, UnUsed.....inquire

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 Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment, 14th Aviation Battalion


This patch may be from the Ft Sill, Oklahoma era


H & H DET, 14th AVN BN, USA made, UnUsed......inquire
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partrial History
The 14th CAB arrived in Nha Trang, Vietnam in 1964; moved to Chu Lai in April 1967
Started supporting the 23rd (Americal) Division in early-1968; left Vietnam circa late-1971
Part of the 1st AVN BDE during some of their RVN experience
14th CAB consisted of Fixed-Wing assets until circa 1966 when the unit switched to mainly Rotary-Wing assets

Units assigned to the 14th CAB in the early days in the RVN
2nd Signal Detachment
8th Field Hospital (attached)
18th Aviation Company
19th Signal Detachment
51st Trans Detachment
87th QM Detachment
92nd Aviation Company
339th Trans Company

Units assigned later:
I Corps Aviation Company
20th Aviation Detachment
54th Aviation Company
57th Aviation Company
61st Aviation Company
131st Aviation Company
134th Aviation Company
135th Aviation Company
220th Aviation Company
14th Transportation Corps Battalion (AM&S) (GS)

"The Reliables"

14th TC BN Beercan DI made in Vietnam, Used.......inquire
A Company, 15th Transportation Corps Battalion

"We do our Share"

Vietnam made, supported the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam....(Sold)
15th Aviation Company, 1st Calvary Division

Made in Japan by Wellington as "Collector's copies"

Pair of opposite facing Horse-heads, Red Devil with Binoculars on a Bird Dog airplane, Used......(sold)


Wellington Box 1064 Tokyo Japan with hallmark
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15th AVN CO

( shown at 240dpi, DIs are in Excellent Condition )


Left facing Horse, Red Devil with Binoculars on a Bird Dog airplane, Japan made, Used.....34.00

15th Aviation Company, made by Wellington in Tokyo, Japan, Used.....38.00
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15thTransportation Detachment


15th TD, Japan made, Used....(sold)
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15th AVN CO


16th Air Cavalry Regiment

Charlie Troop, 16th Cavalry
callsign "Dark Horse"
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2 x Variations of C Troop

C/16th CAV, Vietnam made, UnUsed......inquire

Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....(sold)

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1st Design of C/16th CAV "MUSTANGS"


AEROWEAPONS "Strike without warning", made in Vietnam, UnUsed.....inquire
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Charlie Troop, 16th Air Cavalry Regiment, Mustangs

Gun Platoon


"Death Rides a Dark Horse", AEROWEAPONS Platoon, residue on back, puckered from maker's shop, UnUsed......inquire
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C/16th Air Cavalry Regiment  "GUNS"



darker background material, variation of the above patch, made in Vietnam, UnUsed........(sold)
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C/16th Air Cav, "AERO SCOUTS"

made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire

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Bee3rcan made in Vietnam, 1 post missing, Used......inquire
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Charlie Troop AERORIFFLE Scroll

a little confusion at the tailor's shop

Troop C "AERORIFFLE", made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire

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"GUNSMITH" Charlie Troop, 16th Air Cavalry Regiment


RVN made, UnUsed.....inquire
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C Troop (AIR), 16th Cavalry Regiment


Flight Operations at Can Tho Army Airfield for Military Region 4 (IV Corps), circa June 1971 to January 1973


made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire

( I understand only 3-4 personnel, at a time, would have worn this patch = probably not many made(?) )
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D(AIR) Troop, 16th Cavalry "The Four Horsemen"

D/1/4th was the old designator for C/16; maybe someone made a mistake at the tailor shop(?)
I believe "TROOP D(AIR)" is the way the designator was written while assigned to the 1st Infantry Division


"TROOP D(AIR)", made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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Hotel Troop, 16th Cavalry
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H/1/16th Air Cavalry 'BLUES'


'We can We will', made in Vietnam, Unused......inquire
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H/16th Air Cavalry


H/16th Air CAV "HOPE THE BLUE CAN SAVE ME NOW", Vietnam made, UnUsed.....inquire
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Hotel Troop(AIR), 16th Cavalry Regiment SCOUTS


"KILL", Vietnamese made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....(sold)

17th Air Cavalry Regiment
17th Air Cavalry Regiment Beercan DIs

Better workmanship than most Viet made DIs, Used......inquire


17th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Insignia(DI), Vietnam made, has been repaired with a screwback from an Army Enlisted collar device, Used......inquire
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17th Air Cavalry "Airborne"


17th Air Cavalry Regiment "AIRBORNE", 3" Hand-embroidered Vietnam made, UnUsed......inquire

1st Squadron

C Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry


C/1/17th AIR CAVALRY, circa 1973-75(?), UnUsed......inquire

partial History
assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Converted to Air Troop in January 1973

2nd Squadron

Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry



ID'd on back by former owner, made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire
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Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2/17th Air Cavalry (FLT PLT)

HHT, 2nd SQDN, 17th AIR CAV, made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire

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A/2/17th Air Cavalry



A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th AIR Cavalry 'ASSAULT', Vietnam made, UnUsed....inquire
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 A/2/17th CAV


A TRP, 2nd SQDN, 17th AIR Cavalry Regiment, "ASSAULT", RFU, Used....inquire
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A TRP/2nd SQDN/17th Air Cavalry Regiment

made on heavy canvas type material


Heavily starched and very-stiff=I could not pull out all the left-over threads, RFU, Used........inquire
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B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry
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Aeroscout Platoon

B/2/17th Air Cavalry Regiment "SCOUT" "EYES WITH TEETH", Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....(sold)
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B/2/17th Air Cavalry Aeroscouts


B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th AIR Cavalry, AeroScout Platoon 'SCOUTS' 'EYES WITH TEETH', made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......(sold)

( a collector wrote the wrong ID on back )

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B/2//17th Air Cavalry Regiment, "EYES WITH TEETH"

made in Vietnam

"SCOUTS", scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire

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B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry


B TRP/ 2/17 AIR CAV, "Ban'shee",  Vietnam made, UnUsed.......inquire

( shown in "Winged Sabers" book by Lawerence H. Johnson III, page 83 )
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333rd Transportation Company Detachment

Supported B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment circa 1968 - 1971


made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire
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C/2/17th AIR Cavalry AeroScouts


Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th AIR Cavalry, AeroScout Platoon, Vietnam made, staple rust spot at 12:00, puckered on left-border by maker, UnUsed...(sold)

( mis-ID'd on back by a collector )
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Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron Aeroscout Platoon

"A-Shau Laos"


numbers "120" on side of LOH OH-6A, made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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 C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry



C/2/17th Air CAV, Vietnam made, UnUsed......inquire
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D Troop, 2 x Vietnamese Made "Dirty Delta"

D/2/17th CAV, "Dirty Delta", Vietnam made, "VIETNAM 67-72" printed on back, small maker's stain at top, UnUsed........inquire

"DIRTY DELTA", Vietnam made disc, UnUsed......inquire

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Delta Troop, 2nd Squadron, "MOTOR POOL"


Made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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( shown in "Winged Sabers" book by Lawerence H. Johnson III, page 83 )
3rd Squadron

 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment

Squadron Callsigns
"Red Horse" 1967 - 72
"Sky Master" 1967 - 68
"Dragon Fly" (Operations) 1968
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3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry

"FORWARD" = Squadron's motto


Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, Unused......inquire
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A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment

callsign = "SILVER SPUR"


made in Vietnam, scuffs marks on each side of spur from the tailor shop, UnUsed.......inquire
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A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry

AERO Scouts Platoon

callsign "Silver Spur"


A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th AIR Cavalry, AeroScout Platoon, UnUsed......inquire
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A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Aerorifle Lift Platoon


A/3/17th Air Cav, hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed.....inquire
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Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment

A bringback from an Officer in the Aerorifle Lift Platoon, circa 1969 - 1970
( I have the Veteran's name and rank - it goes to the buyer, only! )


B/3/17th Air CAV, made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire

Bravo Troop, 3rd  Squadron, 17th Air CAV "Scouts"

callsign = "STOGIE"


"Hunter Killer", ID'd on back, made in Vietnam, Unused.......inquire

B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment "STOGIE SCOUTS"


Beercan made in Vietnam, Used.......inquire

B/3/17th AIR Cavalry "LIFT" and "GUNS"


"LIFT", UnUsed.......inquire

"GUNS, UnUsed......inquire

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B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry "SUPER SCOUTS"


B/3/17th CAV, "HUNTER KILLER", Aeroscout Platoon, made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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"B" Troop/3rd Squadron/17th - Aerorifle Platoon Lift Section,

"Recovery Rescue"


made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry

callsign "Light Horse"

C/3/17th CAV, Vietnam made, neat backing cloth, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....inquire
(  see predecessor Unit  D/3/5th Air Cavalry )
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C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry

callsign "Charlie Horse"
while they were with the 101st Airborne Division


Kamakazi Platoon, AeroScout Platoon, (1st Design), scrap book residue on back, UnUsed....inquire
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 C/3/17th AIR CAV

Aeroscout Platoon (First Design)


circa 1970 while supporting the 101st Airborne Division


"CHARLIE HORSE", old ID label on back, small stain on "kama" area (probably from the tailor shop), design used in 1970, UnUsed.....inquire
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Charlie Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment

callsign Assassins


AEROWEAPONS Platoon, made in Vietnam, residue on back, UnUsed......inquire
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Charlie Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air CAV Scouts

callsign = Charlie-Horse



made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire
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C/3/17th Air Cavalry Aeroscouts

flew OH-58As

Large Vietnam made patch

C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th AIR Cavalry, AeroScout Platoon, scrapebook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

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C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry

AERO WEAPONS (Guns) Platoon

Olive Green Burlap backing Material


C TRP 3/17th 'CRUSADERS' Aeroweapons Platoon, RFU, Used......(sold)
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C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry - Aerorifle Platoon



"ARPS", made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry



If you have an extra "CRUSADERS", email: Jack@LJMilitaria.com

 7th Squadron

7th Squadron,17th Air Cavalry


Original subdued patch made in USA  by a firm in New York and taken to the RVN by Unit members

I have been told this color version is uncommon

 RFU, Used.......inquire

7/17th AIR CAV "Ruthless Riders", partially hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed.....inquire

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A Troop, 7th Squadron,17th Air Cavalry, Aeroweapons Platoon

callsign "KNIGHT"


Hand-embroidered(HE) in Vietnam, good quality, circa 1969 - 1972, UnUsed....inquire
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A/7/17th Air CAV, Aerorifle Platoon BLUES


Hand-embroidered in Vietnam, minor rust stain from staple at 1200, UnUsed.......inquire
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B Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry "Aeroscouts"

callsign "Scalphunter"


B/7/17th Cavalry Scouts, "EYES WITH TEETH", RFU, washed = puckered, made in Vietnam, Used......inquire

(shown in "Winged Sabers" book by Lawerence H. Johnson III, page 90)

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B/7/17th Cavalry Aeroscout Platoon


scrapbook residue on back, made in Vietnam, UnUsed.....inquire

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B Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry, Aerorifle Platoon


B/7/17th Cavalry, Hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed.....inquire
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Bravo Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment, GUNS

callsign Undertaker

hand-embroidered in Vietnam


AEROWEAPONS Platoon, residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire
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568th Transportation Company Detachment


 Supported A Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th AIR CAV


made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire

( also listed on the 568th TC DET section )
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 C Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry



Vietnam made, UnUsed...........inquire
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Charlie Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry


made in USA, "TRY ME", scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......(sold)
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 C Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry, AeroWeapons Platoon

C/7/17th CAV, Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......(sold)

(shown in "Winged Sabers" book by Lawerence H. Johnson III, page 90)
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C/7/17th AIR CAV AeroWeapons PLT

"YELLOW SCARF" circa 1969 - 1972

"WHITE" = Guns circa 1969 - 1972


Charlie Troop with the 7th Squadron number on the bottom of his blue shirt,  Viet made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....(sold)
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Charlie Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment - GUNS


C/7/17th AIR CAV Aeroweapons PLT, Viet made, UnUsed......inquire
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C/7/17th Air Cavalry AeroScouts

callsign "Red"

Charlie Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment "AERO SCOUTS LOH FOR MEN", 5.25" Vietnam made Cavalry Pennant, (LOH = Light Observation Helicopter), scrapbook residue on back, very minor soiling on white-part, UnUsed.(sold)
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C Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry Regiment


C/7/17th Air CAV, hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed.........inquire

( I think this patch was used for the Lam Son 719 cross-border excursion into Laos )
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D Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th AIR CAV "RECON"


D/7/17th Cavalry Regiment hand-embroidered in Vietnam, from the Burns Collection, UnUsed.......inquire
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( see successor unit on this link  F/8th Air Cavalry  )
Delta Troop, 17th Cavalry Regiment (AIR) "Scout" SCROLL

Assigned to 11th CAG, 1st AVN BDE as an Independent Troop from April 1972 - February 1973

See below for this Troop's Up and Down History

These two items were NOT found together - I depicted them together to show how they were worn

"D" Troop SCROLL, made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire

1st Aviation Brigade SSI, hand-embroidered in Vietnam, RFU, washed once(?), 2 x straight-pin holes on right side, Used.......inquire

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Delta Troop, 17th Air Cavalry



Collector's ID on reverse, made in Vietnam, old price written on back, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Activated as an Armored Cavalry Troop June 1, 1966 at Fort Benning, Georgia
Deployed to Vietnam December 13, 1966 with the 199th LIB; InActivated October 12, 1970
ReActivated December 15, 1971 as a seperate AIR CAV Troop using assets of D/3/5th CAV (AIR) (9th ID); Inactivated March 20, 1972     
Reactivated April 30, 1972 as a seperate AIR CAV TROOP using assets of D(AIR)/1/1st Cavalry Regiment
Departed the RVN and Inactivated February 26, 1973; Reactivated at Fort Bragg as 4th Squadron/17th Cavalry on January 16, 1991 with the XVIII Airborne Corps
17th Aviation Group

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17th Aviation Group - made in Japan - label on back


Excellent Japan made patch, residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire
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17th AVN GP


Hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
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17th Aviation Group (Combat), "Freedom's Eagles", Vietnam made, UnUsed.............inquire

17th AVN GP(CBT) recruiter's "RE-UP" 4" plastic patch, Vintage unknown, Jacket material is still on the back, Used.....inquire

(Unit supported: 4th ID, 198th LIB, 173rd ABN BDE, and SF in Vietnam)
17th Assault Helicopter Company

( no patches in stock )    
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 partial History
17th raised in late 1967 and worked in the Long Binh area (it is not connected with the old Caribou unit);
it was one of the Units used to form the 101st Airborne Division's Aviation assets;
Redesignated B Company, 101st Assault Helicopter Battalion in July 1968
(Both the old 17th AVN CO (Caribou) and this unit used a Knight's Helmet on their insignia but are unrelated as far as I know)
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see patch for B Company, 101st Assault Helicopter Battalion - click picture

18th Corps Aviation Company

Scrolls made in Vietnam - size: 4.25" to 5.25"  

All patches UnUsed.......inquire

1st Flight GUNNER CAC


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partial History
Activated under 13th CAB June 1 1971 as "Delta Regional Assistance Corps Aviation Company (provisional)" (DRAC - CAC);
Provisional status was removed August 15 1971; Redesignated 18th AVN Company (Corps) March 2 1972;
Re-assigned to the 164th CAG as a seperate Company.
18th CAC (Corps Aviation Company) was the largest Aviation company in Vietnam
Carried VIPs, did aircraft recovery, reconnaissance, and surveillance missions
Aircraft utilized were: UH-1B - D, AH-1G, OH-6A and CH47 - A, B, & C models
18th Aviation Company


"LOW SLOW RELIABLE", made in Vietnam, RFU, Used.....inquire
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18th AVN CO Beercan DI

18th Aviation Company


Left - 18th Aviation Company "Turtles", made in Vietnam, 4", UnUsed.........inquire

Right - 18th AVN Co "Turtles", made in Vietnam, 4", UnUsed.....(Sold)

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partial History
?18h AVN CO operational in Germany from 1965-72?
18th Aviation Operations Detachment



18th AVN OPR DET, puckered from the shop, UnUsed......inquire
19th Transportation Company (Helicopter)



H-37 era, UnUsed.......(sold)
19th Aviation Company

possibly 'A' Flight, 19th AVN CO, who relocated to Vietnam with 4 x CH-37B Mojaves via ship in June 1963.


made in Vietnam, Unused......inquire

"A" FLT/19th AVN CO was deactivated in Vietnam in 1964 and it's remaining 3 x CH-37s were transferred to the 611th TC(DS)
It is mentioned in the Army AVN in Vietnam 1963-66 Book by Ralph Young on page 66
20th Transportation Company (ADS) Beercan DI

20th TC (ADS) made in Vietnam, Used........inquire
21st ARVN Infantry Division "PADDY FAC"

I am not sure if this was an Army or Air Force tail-dragger unit; and maybe it had both Services as it is a MACV operations.
I lean towards the Army as it came from a VERY LARGE Army Aviation Collection.


ARVN 21st INF DIV, UnUsed.......inquire
 21st Aviation Company (Surveillance Airplane, Light)

21st Reconnaissance Airplane Company

21st Aviation Company (Utility Airplane)

Originally the call sign of the 21st Aviation Company was "Black Jack" ( in the card game "21" is a Black Jack )
Upon arrival in the RVN it was discovered that another unit used that callsign so the the callsign was changed to "Black Aces"
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probably a very early 21st  Beercan DI

scanned at 300dpi

"Black Jack" DI made in Vietnam, Used........inquire
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partial History
The 21st Aviation Company was constituted on 27 February 1958 and activated on 24 March 1958 at Fort Rucker, Alabama
Inactivated September 25, 1965; Activated January 1, 1967 at Fort Lewis, Washington as the 21st Aviation Company (Surveillance Airplane Light)
Arrived in Vietnam during the Summer of 1967; Assigned to the 212th Combat Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade
 at an unknown date the Unit was Redesignated 21st Reconnaissance Airplane Company; Relocated to Chu Lai in late January 1968
Redesignated 21st Aviation Company (Utility Airplane) April 1, 1969
It was probably also located at Danang  
21st Signal Group, Aviation


puckered and some glue at the bottom from the maker's shop, UnUsed......inuquire
23rd Special Weapons Aviation Detachment

The 23rd SWAD flew Grumman JOV-1C Mohawks for MACV out of Nha Trang from 1962-64.

scanned at 300dpi                                   scotch tape placed over posts to prevent scratching the scanner's glass bed

"THE WARRIORS", Warrior holding a Rocket in his right hand and a Camera in the left, notice the "G" on the camera (is the G for Grumman?), Used.....inquire
( also on the 73rd AVN CO(AS) section )
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On October 31, 1956 the "T-37" test unit was activated at Fort Rucker, AL; on April 20, 1960 T-37 was Reorganized and Redesignated Aerial Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon (Experimental); ASTA PLT Redesignated 23rd Special Warfare Aviation Detachment(23rd SWAD); Arrived in Vietnam September 1962;
on December 26, 1964 the 73rd Aviation Company(AS) was formed by merging the 4th ASTA & 23rd SWAD at Vung Tau, Vietnam
( see more history in the 73rd AVN CO(AS) section )
19th TC

23rd ID Arty AVN

19th Transportation Company, 4", H-37 era, cheesecloth backing, UnUsed.............(sold)

23rd Infantry Division (Americal) Artillery Aviation, Vietnam made, UnUsed........inquire

23rd Artillery Group (Aviation)



Hand Embroidered in VIETNAM, UnUsed......inquire
25th Infantry Division Artillery (Aviation)



 25th DIVARTY(AVN), flew OH-6A Cayuses, made in Vietnam, UnUsed.....(sold)
25th Aviation Battalion(Combat)
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 Headquarters and Headquarters Company (Maintenance)




HHD, 25th AVN BN MAINT, with  'U. S.' on the Lobo's hat, hand-embroidered in Vietnam, residue on back, UnUsed......inquire
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Alpha Company, 25th CAB, Republic of Vietnam Era


"LITTLE BEARS" of A/25th AVN BN, Polar Bear with Lightning Bolt, hand-embroidered in Vietnam, residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire
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Japan made

Made in Japan, UnUsed......inquire
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"A" Company "LITTLE BEARS" Vietnam made Beercan DI, postback, Used........inquire
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"A" Company, 25th Aviation BN


A Company, 25th Aviation Battalion, Japan made, Used.....(sold)

A CO, 25th AVN BN "Little Bears", Japan made, UnUsed........(sold)

( I found 3 of the Greenback patches (all different) from one Veteran )
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All 3 are from the same Collection

A Company Little Bears NIGHT HAWK, made in Vietnam, scrapbook residue on back, puckered/tiny holes from Maker's shop, UnUsed....inquire

B Company "ATTACK-SUPPORT" Viet made, scrapbook residue on back, glue residue on front from tailor shop, UnUsed....inquire

HHC 3RD BDE 25th INF DIV "OH-6A", hand-embroidered in Vietnam, scrapbook residue on back, puckered from shop, UnUsed....inquire

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Company "F", 25th CAB


Company F, 25th Combat Aviation "BLACKSHEEP", 4 3/8" Korean made, UnUsed..........inquire
( short lived Unit )
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partial History
 25th Aviation Company Constituted/Activated February 1, 1957 and Assigned to 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The company was equipped with both fixed wing light observation aircraft and helicopters and performed general aviation support for the division.
25th AVN BN
On August 12, 1963 the 25th Aviation Battalion was Activated with the 25th Aviation Company reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 25th Aviation Battalion. Companies A and B were also constituted and activated.
RVN Service
The 25th Aviation Battalion arrived in Vietnam on 30 April 1966. Company A transferred to Vietnam less personnel and equipment. Upon arrival Company A was organized, manned and equipped with UH-1 helicopters using the assets of the 175th Aviation Company arriving from Fort Benning. The 175th was then inactivated on 5 May 66. The 25th Aviation Battalion was based at Cu Chi. Company A (Little Bears) served as an assault helicopter company and Company B (Diamond Head) served as an attack/support helicopter company. The battalion participated in twelve Vietnam campaigns receiving two Valorous Unit Awards and two Meritorious Unit Commendations. In addition Company B received a Presidential Unit Citation. In 1969 the battalion received the Outstanding Aviation Unit Award. The award, established by the Army Aviation Association of America, is given on an annual basis to recognize the best aviation unit in the active Army. The 25th Aviation Battalion received the award for the period 31 March 68-31 March 69 primarily in recognition of a 70 percent increase in flying hours with a 28 percent reduction in accidents in support of the combat operations of the 25th Division.
post-RVN Service
The 25th Aviation Battalion departed Vietnam on 7 December 1970 for Schofield Barracks. On 17 June 1979 Company C, 25th Aviation Battalion was activated. As part of the reorganization of the 25th Division to a light infantry configuration the 25th Aviation Battalion was briefly inactivated from 15 October 1985 to16 January 1986.
On 16 May 1988, the 25th Aviation Battalion was redesignated as the 25th Aviation Regiment, a parent regiment under the Army's Regimental System. Company A was redesignated as HHC 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation and remained assigned to the 25th Division. Company B was redesignated as HHC, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation, Company C was redesignated as HHC, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation and the 25th Aviation Battalion's HHC was redesignated as Company D, 25th Aviation. Both the 2nd and 3rd Battalions and Company D were reassigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY. The 2nd Battalion served in Somalia with the 10th Division, receiving a Valorous Unit Award. The 3rd Battalion served in Haiti in Operation Restore Hope, receiving a Joint Meritorious Unit Award. To replace these units, Company F (UH 60), Company G (UH1) and Company H (Aviation Maintenance) were activated on 16 May 1988 and assigned to the 25th Division. On 15 September 1990 Companies F and G were inactivated. On 16 September 1990 Company D was redesignated as HHC, 4th Battalion, 25th Aviation. The 4th Battalion was assigned to the 25th Division and activated at Wheeler Army Airfield. On 15 March 1996 the 4th Battalion and Company H were inactivated. The 2nd Battalion and HHC 3rd Battalion which was redesignated as Company C (Aviation Maintenance), 25th Aviation were reassigned from the 10th Mountain Division to the 25th Division. The 1st Battalion (Attack) served in Iraq from January 2004-January 2005. The battalion was based at Camp Taji and supported security and stability operations in and around Baghdad flying more then 6,000 combat missions. For its service in Iraq the 1st Battalion (Attack) was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation. The 2nd Battalion (Assault) served in Afghanistan as Task Force Diamondhead from May 2004-2005 and was based at Kandahar Air Field. The battalion had operational control of five additional aviation companies. The task force flew in the excess of 26,000 hours in support of security and stability operations in Regional Command South. For its service in Afghanistan the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation. Company C of the 2nd Battalion and Company C (Aviation Maintenance), 25th Aviation Regiment operated with Task Force Pirate charged with aviation support to Regional Command North. On 16 November 2005 Company C (Aviation Maintenance) 25th Aviation Regiment was reorganized and redesignated as HHC, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment (organic battalion elements constituted), assigned to the Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and activated at Wheeler Army Airfield as a general support aviation battalion. In addition to the HHC the battalion is composed of a command aviation company, a CH47 helicopter heavy lift company, a medevac company, an aviation support company, a forward support company and an air traffic services company. On 6 June 2006 the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation was inactivated. The 2nd Battalion (Assault) and the 3rd Battalion (General Support) served with the Combat Aviation Brigade in Iraq from August 2006-October 2007 in support of Multinational Division-North in Kirkuk. Read more about them.
25th Aviation Company, 1st Aviation Brigade, IIFFV

Hand-embroidered in Vietnam


25th AVN CO, residue from 2 scrapbooks, Unused.......inquire
25th Command Aviation Company

 callsign = "Red Carpet"


25th CAC, puckered at the tailor shop(will not lay flat), Vietnam made, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
Originally the USARV Flight Detachment assigned to 1st AVN BDE from June 1966 - October 1967 flying out of TSN; then Redesignated 25th CAC
In 1968 moved to Top Pad at Plantation in Bien Hoa; Flew General Officer's VIP Flights and etc.
Sometimes referred to as the 25th Corps (or Combat) Aviation Company
25th Aviation Company (CORPS)

Wings of the Jayhawk

25th AVN CO, white backing material (similar quality & materials used by 1980-90s Japanese makers), UnUsed.....inquire

I think this unit is/was in Germany(?)
26th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, Division Artillery (AVIATION)


 Massachusettes Army National Guard, flying OH-6s, notice the "YD" on side of Yankee Division LOH


DIVARTY, 3rd BDE, 26th ID, RFU, Used......inquire
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Company E (MAINTENANCE), 26th Aviation Battalion

"YANKEE DIVISION" (YD) = 26th Infantry Division (Massachusetts National Guard)

faded shades of BLK/OG, scanner was going SOUTH - the OG and Black colors are dark

 30th Transportation Company (Army Aircraft Maintenance)

Repaired Fixed Wing aircraft for the 41st Transportation Battalion (Army Aircraft Maint)

( see below for other designators )


30th TRANS CO "ARMY AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE", residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History
Early 1950s, Originally designated 30th Ord Co, (Light Aircraft Maintenance) circa 1951 at Fort Sill, OK
Relocated to Illesheim, West Germany (Illesheim) in 1952; then relocated to Hoppstädten
1958 - 30th Trans Co (AAM) stationed in Hanau area
(aka 30th Transportation Company (Acft)(DS))
(aka 30th TAAM)
(aka 30th Army Aircraft Maintenance Company)
30th Trans Co (AAM)  stationed at Fliegerhorst Kaserne, Hanau circa 1950s supporting Army aircraft in the V Corps AO

( if you have more info on the unit let me know )
31st Aviation Company (Light Helicopter)


31st AVN CO (LT HEL), CH-34 Choctaw unit in the late-1950s to 1963, UnUsed..........inquire
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partial History for the 31st AVN CO(Lt Hel) (31st TC(LtHel))
In December 1955, at Ft. Sill, the 31st TC was formed from the "553rd Trans" flying H-34s
Active in 1960-61 under command of the 3rd Army (base unknown)
In February 1963 the Army started assigning Helicopters units to the 11th Air Assault Division(AAD)
On February 11, 1963 the 31st "Transportation Company" was Re-designated B Company/227th Assault Helicopter BN
( In June 1965, the 11th Air Assault DIV was merged with some 2nd ID units )
On July 1, 1965 227th AHB was Redesignated 227th AVN BN(Assault Helicopter) and Reassigned to the 1st CavDiv(formerly the 11th AAD at Ft. Benning)
On August 1, 1965, the 1st CAV DIV relocated to the RVN
 33rd Transportation Company (Light Helicopter)

Nickname  "BALM-DE-BALM"  =  Ba Muoi Ba   =   33   =   worse  than Molson

Deactivated June 23, 1963 and all assets transferred to the 118th Aviation Company


33rd TC(LtHel), went to Vietnam in 1962, UnUsed......inquire
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573rd Transportation Detachment, 'VIET-NAM' Beercan DI

573rd TD supported the 33rd Transportation Company

"VIET-NAM" made Beercan DI, Used......inquire
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573rd Transportation Detachment, 33rd Transportation Company, Vietnam

Hard to find Early Insignia


573rd TD, 33rd TC, Hand-embroidered "573rd TRANS-DET" in Vietnam, RFU, Used.....(sold)
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partial History
Stationed at Ft. Ord; shipped to the RVN in 1962
Support by the 573rd CHFM
Deactivated June 23, 1963 and all assets transferred to the  118th AVN CO (AML)
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573rd CHFM
(111030 see email)
34th Support Group (Aviation)

34th Support Group, formed in 1965-66, ran 2 x Battalions (14th & 765th), Hand Embroidered, made when the Vietnamese made quality patches, UnUsed.........inquire

( see  540th TC  patch from the same Veteran )
35th Signal Group (Aviation)


35th Signal GROUP active from 1967 to 1979


35th SIG GP AVN, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
Constituted January 11, 1943 as the 931st Signal Battalion; Activated January 15, 1943 at Esler Field, Louisiana
Reorganized/Redesignated December 15, 1943 931st Signal Battalion(Separate) Tactical Air Force
Reorganized/Redesignated June 12, 1944 931st Signal Battalion; Stood-down December 29, 1945 in India
931st Signal Battalion Redesignated in March 1967 35th Signal Group; Activated April 25, 1967 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Reorganized/Redesignated December 16, 1979 35th Signal Brigade
36th Transportation Company (Light Helicopter)

"The Bulldogs"


has a crease from the "6" down to the opposite border, UnUsed.........inquire

36th TC(LtHel), UnUsed..........(sold)

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partial History
formed in 1957 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma flying H-34 Choctaws
moved to Hanau, Germany circa late-1957
still at Hanau in 1961
42nd Infantry Division, Aviation Company

42nd ID AVN CO, Unused......inquire

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partial History
The Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division dates back to 1947 with the formation of a Fixed Wing Aviation Detachment of L-19 “Bird Dogs”.  
This DET plus other aircraft from II Corps and the 101st ACR formed the 42nd Aviation Company at Huntington Station, Long Island in 1959.
Reorganized/Redesignated in 1963 as 42nd Aviation Battalion; Redesignated as the Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division
45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance)
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45th MC(AA), Vietnam made with Velvet Panels


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This "DUSTOFF" did it's time

This is probably an Uncommon color of material - it is not listed in Mr. Hough's Air Ambulance Book.


RFU, lots of wear, Used.......inquire
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partial History
Reactivated as the 45th Medical Company (AA) June 1960 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Deployed to Vietnam in July 1967 equipped with 25 x UH-1Hs
First sent to Bien Hoa, eventually arrived at Long Binh adjacent to the 24th Evacuation Hospital and became fully operational by September 1967
Support Units in III and IV CTZs to include:  U.S., Korean, Australian, New Zealand, & South Vietnamese Forces
Deactivated in April 1971
Related Units in Vietnam:
When the 45th arrived the 658th was Deactivated  and the 57th and 82d DETs were attached to the 45th MC(AA)
The 283d moved to Pleiku and the 254th to Nha Trang
45th Transportation Company

"Flying Tiger Airlines"

45th TC, embroidered on twill, made in Korea, UnUsed.......inquire

variation on a Polyester type cloth, Korean made, UnUsed......inquire

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45th Transportation Company (AVIM)



circa 1980s - 1990s, made in Korea, the 45th was a large aircraft maintenance unit, UnUsed......inquire
48th Assault Helicopter Company
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48th AHC

Made in USA, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire
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scanned at 300dpi

48th AHC, PinBack catch broken, Used.......inquire
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1st Flight Platoon 'SLICK HOUNDS'

The "DOG" on his M60


48th AHC made in Vietnam, minor puckering, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire
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1st Platoon

2nd Platoon

"The Dog", Vietnamese made, UnUsed.........inquire

Viet made, UnUsed.........inquire

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48th AHC, 3rd "GUN" Platoon


3rd Platoon "Gunships", large 5 1/16"(V), puckering around the head by Vietnamese Tailor shop, Unused.......(sold)

48th AHC "GUNS", minor puckering around the head (typical work in a Vietnamese tailor shop), UnUsed..........(sold)

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48th AHC Maintenance Platoon "HANGAR RATS", UnCommon

Got the "Salty" look and never been on a uniform


Puckered, lots of stains, been in 1-3 scrapbooks with lots of residue on back, still an uncommon patch find, UnUsed.....(sold)
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48th AHC, ZIPPO date 1965, "48th Assault Helicopter Co."......(sold)
3508DM, Issue Guidon for B Company, 49th Aviation Battalion

Could be a rare Guidon - unit was active circa 1963-65

Issue Teal Blue(UnAssigned as to Branch) Guidon

3508DM - 49th Aviation Battalion, Bravo Company, Issue Teal-Blue GUIDON, Government label inside the “end-sleeve” reads: (1st line) “GUIDON, UNASSIGNED BRF, BLANK”  (2nd line) “NYLON/WL BNTG 1/8” x 2’ 3-3/4”  (3rd line) “8345-262-2884”, measurements: 20”+(vertical) x 28”(H), lots of moth damage (see pics), Used...inquire

Government Issue label in the end-sleeve


Reverse side
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partial History of Bravo Company/49th Aviation Battalion
Constituted 23 April 1959 in the California Army National Guard as the 152d Medical Company
  Organized and Federally recognized 1 May 1959 at Sacramento, California
  Ordered into active Federal service 1 October 1961 at Sacramento; Released from active Federal service 31 August 1962 and Reverted to State control
  Converted and Redesignated March 1, 1963  Company B, 49th Aviation Battalion, an element of the 49th Infantry Division
  Reorganized and Redesignated December 4, 1965 149th Aviation Company, an element of the 49th Infantry Brigade
  Reorganized and Redesignated July 1, 1971 152d Aviation Company and Relieved from Assignment to the 49th Infantry Brigade
49th Aviation Company

"DELTA SCHOONERS - Stockton, California"

mid-1970s patch from a supplier in North Carolina


49th AVN CO flew CH-47s, Unused......inquire

A site depicts this patch and several other variations -  I believe this unit is connected to the above #3508DM Guidon but I can find no trail.
If you know the History of the 49th - send it!


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Viewers Disregard this section:
C/16th CAV, Vietnam made, UnUsed......(sold)
"( 45th AHC" is a mistake or it expands to "45th Ambulance Helicopter Company" or etc.?? )
"PATCHES" = name of a female War Correspondent in Vietnam
 Name Tag made for Helen "Patches" Muscrove, UnUsed......(sold)
( a War Correspondent for the Jacksonville, Florida Journal newspaper-spending 6 1/2 years in Vietnam )
( also on the UI #135 page )
see other items made and presented to "Patches"
11th ACR ACT, Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.......(sold)
( also on RVN - 1975 page )
( 11th ACR, Air Cavalry Troop, "THUNDERHORSE" moved to 11th ACT section above )
13th AVN BN, "SHIELD OF THE MEKONG", Asian made, UnUsed.....(sold)
Patch not shown in "Winged Sabers" (The Air Cavalry in Vietnam) Book by L. H. Johnson III
A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry
A/2/17CAV  "Assault", 5" Vietnam made.......(sold)
D/2/17th Cavalry Regiment
"DIRTY DELTA", Vietnam made, has ID on back and scrapbook residue, UnUsed........(sold)
A/3/17th AIR CAV AeroScouts
Flew OH-58As in 1970
A/3/17th Air Cavalry Regiment "SCOUTS", scrapbook residue onback, UnUsed....(sold)
( notice the silver spur by his boot heel = A TRP "Scouts" callsign "Silver Spur" )
3508CH - Air Cavalry Stetson Hat
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( see associated 138th TD  insignia )
(see below for possible history)
13th Delta Aviation Battalion and Group
13th (Delta) Aviation Battalion, Vietnam Hand-embroidered, Unused........inquire
Older Delta Aviation Group, ( pre-164th Aviation Group Era ),  RFU, 3.75" Vietnam made, Used......inquire
F Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Aeroscout Platoon, Callsign "SCOUTS",  Vietnam made, Unused....(sold)
( not sure of correct orientation - most CAV units have the Red/White line running horizontal )
( one book depicts the line slanted-down to the left )
 D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry
D/2/17th CAV, "Dirty Delta", Vietnam made, UnUsed........(sold)
C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry
callsign "Charlie Horse"
( while they were with the 101st Airborne Division )
Kamakazi Platoon, AeroScouts, (1st Design), UnUsed...(sold)

30th Transportation Company
30th TC "ARMY ACFT MAINT", scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.........inquire
31st AVN CO (LT HEL), CH-34 Choctaw unit in the late-1950s to 1963, UnUsed.............(sold)
36th Aviation Company....(sold)....(see below for more patches)
"D" Troop Scroll made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire
partial History of the 11th CAB
Assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Group and based at Phu Loi, supported 1st ID and other units
128th AHC Tomahawks - Phu Loi
173rd AHC Robin Hoods "Guns" - Lai Khe
178th ASHC Boxcars - Phu Loi
205th ASHC Geronimos - Phu Loi
213th ASHC Blackcats - Phu Loi
Detachment Two, 11th Combat Aviation Battalion, "GUNS"
"Suppressive Fire"
Above average Quality
DET-2 11th CAB, Hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire