unit history information
for 361 AWC
116 AHC
187 AHC
20 TC CO

From date 680410 to 680523

361 AWC was a US Army unit
116 AHC was a US Army unit
187 AHC was a US Army unit
20 TC CO was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Hau Nghia Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Cu Chi
Description: The 361st AWC reported they received their in-country orientation from the Stingers of the 116th AHC at Cu Chi and the Ratpack of the 187th AHC at Tay Ninh. The 20th TC Company prepared their aircraft for flight and delivered the first on 10 April and the last on the 15th. By 20 April, their own aircraft were ready for missions so they sent light fire team of Panther crews and aircraft under the operational control of the 116th and 187th. They fought in several battles near Duc Hoa, Cu Chi, Song Be, Tay Ninh, and Dau Tieng. The unit history indicates this tactical situation continued until about 20 May when the 361st was alerted to move north to Pleiku. On 8 May, with heavy action continuing all around III Corps, the 361st was placed on an around-the-clock alert status, with aircrews sleeping in revetments or in their aircraft.
Comments: MAJ Aicken, Larry B.; 361st CO; ; MAJ Gaffney, James; Opns Off; ; CPT Goldman, Harold M.; 1st Platoon Ldr; ; CPT Murray, Howard A.; 2d Platoon Ldr; ; 1LT Wilde, Severin L.; 3d Platoon Ldr; ; SSG Brumbelow, Charles M.; ; ; SFC Wildes, Charles R.; ; ; MAJ Moore; 269th CAB S-4; ; ; MAJ Martin; 269th CAB S-3; ; ; LTC Todd; 269th CAB CO; ; ; 1LT Higgins, Gary S.; 361st Movement Off; ; CPT Michel, George; 665th TC CO; ; 1LT Doehring, Richard L.; unit IP; ; CW2 Capehart, George W.; unit IP; ; CW2 Davis, David P.; unit IP; ;

The source for this information was Unit history provided by Betty Lou Jordan

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