unit history information
for A/1 AVN
498 MED CO
119 AVN

For date 651020

A/1 AVN was a US Army unit
498 MED CO was a US Army unit
119 AVN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Incident reference: 65102010.TXT This information is available on CD-ROM.
Pleiku Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Camp Holloway
Description: The A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion unit history states that they departed Ban Me Thuot enroute to Phu Cat for a ten day operation. Because of bad weather, they diverted to Pleiku for the night. Upon arrival they were told to off load all their field gear and stand by for a possible lift into the SF Camp at Plei Me. This marked the beginning of a most difficult support mission. For the first five days, Company A was the only airmobile company available for support. The SF Camp had been attacked by an estimated enemy regiment during the night. Shortly after day break, it appeared that the enemy had broken contact. Two medevac helicopters from the 498th Med Company with two armed escorts from the 119th Avn Co were launched to recover the dead and wounded. During the mission the aircraft received heavy automatic weapons fire up to .50 calibre size. One of the escort gunships was hit and crashed in flames just outside the southwest perimeter of the camp. (Editor's Note: 119 AVN, UH-1B 64-00135, 4 KIAs).

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

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