Army Reporter information
for 1 AVN BDE
17 CAG
12 CAG
147 HHC

For date 680525


1 AVN BDE was a US Army unit
17 CAG was a US Army unit
12 CAG was a US Army unit
147 HHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Description: The following is an edited version of an article titled "1st Aviation Brigade Celebrates 2nd Anniversary" from the 25 May 1968 issue. Photo Caption 1 - AN UNUSUAL ANGLE -Two of the Army's workhorses work together. A CH-54 Flying Crane of the 147th ASHC lifts one of the big 155mm howitzers. Photo Caption 2 - LOOKING FOR CHARLIE - The old but reliable Bird Dog continues its relentless search for Charlie as the mainstay of the brigade's observation capability. Photo Caption 3 - MONEY SAVED - A CH-47A Chinook sling loads a downed Huey slick for transport to a maintenance facility where it can be repaired. Recovery of downed aircraft by Chinooks has saved the Army an estimated $500 million worth of equipment. Photo Caption 4 - EYES AND EARS - The OH-6 Cayuse has replaced the Army's two previous observation helicopters as the eyes and ears of the Brigade's air cavalry squadrons. Photo Caption 5 - IN MOTION - A Huey AH-1G Cobra from the 334th AWC, 12th CAG is framed by the door of another chopper while on a combat support mission for II Field Force, Vietnam. Photo Caption 6 - IN A HURRY - Troops from the brigade's 17th CAG hurry off a Huey slick in a marshy LZ. The brigade has its own ground troops in addition to carrying troops from other units.

The source for this information was 6805AR.AVN supplied by Les Hines


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