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196TH ASSAULT SUPPORT HELICOPTER BCOMPANY "WE HAUL IT ALL" UNIT PATCH

 
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196th Assault Support Helicopter Company "We Haul It All" "Flipper" Unit Patch - An Son and Chu Lai - The 196th Assault Support Helicopter Company was activated on 3 July 1966 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma under the command of Major James E. Martin. The company deployed to the Republic of South Viet Nam arriving in late January 1967. The unit established their base of operations at Lane Army HeliPort in An Son where they were assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade's 17th Combat Aviation Group, "Freedom Eagles", 268th Combat Aviation Battalion, "Black Lightning". The 196th ASHC provide medium helicopter support for the 173rd Airborne, ROK Capital and Whitehorse Divisions, the 1st Air CAV and the 4th Infantry under the call-sign "Flipper". The company's moto, "We Haul It All" was coined by the company's first commanding officer. The company's missions included defoliating forests, recovery of downed helicopters and delivery of heavy loads. In February1970 the company was re-assigned to the Americal Division and relocated north to I Corps Tactical Zone where they re-established their base of operations at Chu Lai and were re-assigned to the 14th Combat Aviation Battalion, "Versatile". The 196th ASHC Stood-down in late October 1971 and returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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