281st ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY

CHAIN of COMMAND

 1st AVIATION BRIGADE: "First In Vietnam"

GROUPS:  11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 101st, 160th, 164th, 165th

BATTALIONS: 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 52nd, 58th, 145th, 210th, 212th, 214th, 222nd, 223rd, 268th, 269th, 307th, 308th, Phantom (PAB), Delta (PAB), Capital (PAB), I Corps (PAB)

17th COMBAT AVIATION GROUP: "Freedoms Eagles"
ORIGINS: Nha Trang, RVN
LOCATIONS: 12/65 Nha Trang, 11/70 Tuy Hoa, 01/72 Pleiku
RVN LCM: 12/15/65 - 03/16/72 Command and control of all nondivisional aviation assets in II Corps Tactical Zone under I Field Forces Vietnam.
Depart RVN: 03/16/72

BATTALIONS: 10th, 14th, 52nd, 223rd, 268th, and 7/17 Cav

SEPARATE UNITS:           I Corp Provisional 12/65 - 07/66 Expanded to I Corp PAB
                                            57th AHC 04/72 - 03/73 dpt RVN
                                            58th Avn Det 10/66 - 01/72 dpt RVN
                                            60th AHC 01/72 - 03/73 dpt RVN
                                            129th AHC 04/72 - 03/.73 dpt RVN
                                            180th ASH 01/72 - 02/72 xfr 7/17th CAV
                                            180th ASH 04/72 - 02/73 dpt RVN
                                            361st AWC 04/72 - 08/2 dpt RVN
                                            Trp H 10th CAV 04/72 - 02/73 utilized
                                            assets trp C 7/17th CAAV dpt RVN
                                            Trp K 17th Cav 10/70 - 12/70 Utilized
                                            assets trp B 7/17th CAV dpt RVN
                                            Trp A 7/17th 01/72 04/72 Utilized assets
                                            of trp D 7/17th Cav.dpt RVN

10th COMBAT AVIATION BATTALION:  "Vagabond"
LOCATION:  Dong Ba Thin, RVN
Depart RVN:  December 1971 to Ft Lewis, WA, 9th Infantry Division
                         48th  Blue Stars AHC 08/68-07/71 xfr 223rd CAB
                         61st  Lucky Stars AHC 11/67 - 08/68 xfr 268th CAB
                         92nd Stallions AHC 11/67 - 01/01/72 inact
                         117th Warlords AHC 10/65 - 01/68 xfr 145th CAB
                         129th Bulldogs AHC 10/65 - 09/67 ??
                         155th Stagecoach AHC 08/68 - 03/15/71 inact
                         178th Boxcars ASHC 03/66 - 08/66 xfr 11th CAB
                         179th Shrimpboats ASHC 06/66 - 12/66 xfr 52nd CAB
                         180th Big Windy ASHC 11/66 - 12/67 xfr 268th CAB
                         192nd Polecats AHC 02/68 - 01/20/71 inact
                         196th Flipper ASHC 12/67 - 08/68 xfr 268th CAB
                         205th Geronimos ASHC 08/67 - 09/67 xfr 11th CAB
                         243rd Freight Train ASHC 10/67 - 09/71 dpt RVN
                         281st AHC Intruders 10/65 - 12/70 dpt RVN
 

10th CAB "Official" Lineage and Honors
(  http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/lineage/branches/aviat/av06.html )
 

[ Thanks to Bob Johnson, 1st Avn Bde Webmaster, for most of the above information at URL: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/2669/0001abdmc.html ]
 

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