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179TH ASSAULT SUPPORT HELICOPTER COMPANY "HOOKS" UNIT PATCH (2nd Design - Worn 1967 To 1972)
179TH ASSAULT SUPPORT HELICOPTER COMPANY  "HOOKS" UNIT PATCH (2nd Design - Worn 1967 To 1972)
 
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179th Assault Support Helicopter Company - "Hook's" Patch (2nd Design) - The 179th Assault Support Helicopter Company was activated on 25 June 1966 and deployed to South Viet Nam arriving in June 1966 at Dong Ba Thin. The 179th ASHC were assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade, 17th Combat Aviation Group "Freedom Eagles, 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion "Flying Dragons". They made their base of operations at (Dragon Mountain) Camp Holloway near Pleiku in the western area of II Corps Tactical Zone. The 179th operated as an Assault Support CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Company transporting Infantry Troops and moving Cargo and Supplies to units including Field Artillery, Ammo and other heavy loads to remote firebases, some of them at 5,000 feet elevation. The 179th supported as many as five separate locations, Dong Ba Thin, An Son, Tuy Hoa, Kontum and Pleiku simultaneous and were a major contributing force in battle for the Central Highland in II Corps Tactical Zone until they stood-down in late 1971.


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