unit history information
for A/1 AVN
52 CAB
119 AVN
1 CAV

For date 651118


A/1 AVN was a US Army unit
52 CAB was a US Army unit
119 AVN was a US Army unit
1 CAV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Pleiku Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Ia Drang Valley
Description: The A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion unit history states the 52d Aviation Battalion again joined forces with the 1st Air Cav Division in operations in the Ia Drang Valley. The unit history calls it the largest single operation of the year. The 119th Aviation, Company A, and element from the 1st Air Cav transported 2,500 ARVN troops from Duc Co Airfield into the valley as a blocking force. The ARVN unit was lifted into an area which was located between the retreating enemy and the Cambodian border. This final assault was the last operation in which Company A was involved in the Plei Me, Ia Drang area. The enemy retreated piece-meal across the Cambodian border and the battle ended.

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


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