In July/Aug 1970 my unit, C, 227th, AHB, 1 Cav, the Ghostriders, deployed 6 UH-1H Huey helicopters and crews to Tay Ninh West to support ARVN units which were mopping up the arms caches which the Cav…Continue
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It was evening on January 12, 1971 in Phouc Vinh, Republic of Vietnam. I was assigned the night standby mission in support of the "Phouc Vinh Follies". This was the term that we aviators of Co C,…Continue
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I remember Christmas of 1970. I was stationed at Phouc Vinh, South Vietnam with C. Company, 227th Assault Helicopter Bn, 11th Combat Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division.On Christmas eve I went to…Continue
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The 1st Cav and other units had been ordered into the Parrot's Beak region of Cambodia in April/May 1970 to search for NVA arms caches and COSVN, the central office for South Vietnam. The units met heavy resistance as the NVA tried to protect the huge arms caches from capture. The incursion into Cambodia caused an uproar at home and American ground units were pulled out before the job was done. ARVN units remained in Cambodia and American aircrews provided support for several months. I flew…Continue
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