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242ND ASSAULT SUPPORT HELICOPTER COMPANY "MULE SHINNERS" UNIT PATCH

 
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242nd Assault Support Helicopter Company "Muleskinners" Unit Patch - The 242nd ASHC was activated on 25 October 1966 at Fort Benning, Georgia. The 242nd was deployed to the Republic of South Viet Nam arriving at Bien Hoa AFB on 11 August 1967 and was assigned to 1st Aviation Brigade's 12th Combat Aviation Group, 269th Combat Aviation Battalion. After completion of their "in-country" orientations and training the 242nd was declared operational ready and relocated their base of operations to Cu Chi. The 242nd begin their operation on 15 September 1967 providing direct combat support for the 25th Infantry Division flying CH-47 Chinooks. The unit stood-down and departed Vietnam in October 1971. The 242nd where redeployed to Fort Wainwright Alaska. The Muleskinner Name and Logo were dropped by the current command and became the 242nd Aviation Company "Sugar Bears".



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