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129TH AHC 2ND FLIGHT PLATOON "BUD THE STUD" PATCH
129TH AHC 2ND FLIGHT PLATOON "BUD THE STUD" PATCH
 
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129th Assault Helicopter Company - "Bulldogs" and "Cobras" - Tuy Hoa, Dong Ba Thin, and Quin Nhon - The 129th Aviation Company was constituted 3 July 1965 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 129th deployed to Viet Nam arriving in Tuy Hoa in October 1965 as part of the 10th Aviation Battalion. The company relocated many times, from Tuy Hoa to Dong Ba Thin then to Quin Nhon in 1966 where they remained until stepping down. The 129th made the base of operation at Lane Army Airfield. After in-country orientation the company under went a name change and became the 129th Assault Helicopter Company. They were re-assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade's 17th Combat Aviation Group, 298th Combat Aviation Battalion and operated as an element of "Airmobile Light". They operated in II Corps. Tactical Zone providing air support for the Korean's Capital Division, the 101st Airborne Division, 25th Infantry and the ARVN Forces. During the Cambodian invasion in 1970, they supported the 4th Infantry. The 129th stood-down and departed Vietnam in March 1973. The 129th AHC was awarded the Valorous Unit Awards (1 Jan - 24 66; 1 - 20 Jun 66) and the Meritorious Unit Commendations (Dec 1965 - Sept 1966; and 5 Sept 1966 - 31 Mar 1967), Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and the Vietnamese Civil Action Honor Medal 1st Class. Post Viet Nam, in 1979 the 129th were reassigned and became an element of the 82nd Combat Aviation Battalion, "B" Company and has since served in Grenada, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.


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