unit history information
for A/1 AVN

For date 650701

A/1 AVN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Darlac Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Cheo Reo
Description: The A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion unit history states they were alerted for movement to Cheo Reo airfield for an operation in support of the ARVN Airborne Brigade. A PAVN Regiment had been located in the mountain pass southwest of Cheo Reo. The mission involved support the ARVN with airlift of supplies and personnel. A second mission was that of evacuating a district headquarters near Cheo Reo which had been under attack by the VC for several days. Because of the enemy situation, supplies and ammunition had not been sent to the village for several days. Prior to the decision to evacuate the headquarters, a battalion of the ARVN Airborne Brigade attempted to gain access to the village by convoy. The convoy was ambushed in a defile four kilometers southwest of Cheo Reo with heavy casualties reported. Vehicles and artillery were burned while the unit was pinned down for 20 hours.

The source for this information was STAGECOACH, History of the 155th AML by CPT John A. Geurin

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023