unit history information
for 155 AHC

From date 660706 to 660710

155 AHC was a US Army unit
145 ARVN REG was a Vietnamese Army unit
23 ARVN DIV was a Vietnamese Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation THANG LONG
Darlac Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Ban Me Thuot
Description: The 155th Aviation Company unit history states that during the period 6 to 10 July they were once more in support of the 23d ARVN Division with the primary duty of lifting elements for the 145th Regiment in the Buon Ho area. During this operation, named THANG LONG, five troop lifts were accomplished. Two of the lifts, on the 8th and 9th, carried 700 regulars to ground contact with an estimated battalion size VC force in the vicinity of Buon Ho. Only brief contact was made the first day, but subsequent engagements followed the next day with mounting casualties on both sides. Approximately 140 reinforcements as well as ammunition and supplies were flown in that afternoon. A body count of 100 VC was reported by American advisors near the action, while friendly killed were termed light. Cover support provided by the FALCON platoon accounted for many of the enemy killed. Ground troops captured enemy rifles, radio equipment and VC documents. No 155th aircraft were reported damaged or hit during the two-day engagement. Awards for this action were presented on 1 August.

The source for this information was STAGECOACH, History of the 155th AVN by 1LT Heydenberk & WO Coke

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