unit history information
for A/1 AVN
attack on Plei Me SF Camp

For date 651022

A/1 AVN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Pleiku Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Camp Holloway
Description: The A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion unit history states that about mid-morning, four of their UH-1B's were dispatched to escort a VNAF CH-34 in a rescue attempt for a downed A1E pilot. The CH-34 did not attempt the pilot pickup because of the ground fire in the area. 1LT Edward T. Pledger salvoed the rockets from the armed helicopter he was flying and accomplished the pick-up. Later in the day a second rescue attempt fwas made for anther downed USAF pilot in the vicinity of Plei Me. This rescue attempt had to be aborted due to heavy automatic weapons ground fire and darkness.
Comments: 1LT Pledger, Edward T.; AC; ;

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

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