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119TH AHC "ALLIGATORS" UNIT PATCH
119TH AHC  "ALLIGATORS" UNIT PATCH
 
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119th Assault Helicopter Co. - "Alligators" Patch - The 119th Aviation Company was activated June 1962 with assets from the 81st Transportation Co. (light helicopter). The 119th deployed to Vietnam in December 1962 and were assigned to the II Corps Tactical Zone in the Central Highland near the tri-border region where Cambodia and Laos merge together with South Vietnam. The 119th made their base at Camp Holloway near the town of Pleiku. Camp Holloway established in 1962 was one of the oldest bases in South Vietnam. Camp Holloway had the distinction of being the highest permanent helicopter base in South Vietnam with an airfield elevation of 2640 feet. The 119th supported the 25th Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 5th Special Forces and ARVN troops in the II Corps Tactical Zone.In 1967 them under Commanding Officer Major William M. Edwards Jr. the 119th was assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade's Flying Dragon's of the 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion and underwent a name change and became the 119th Assault Helicopter Company. Late in 1971 the 119th AHC relocated their area of operation east to An Khe. In March 1972 the 119th AHC stood-down and departed Vietnam. The 119th AHC became known as one of the best Assault Helicopter Company in South Viet Nam and was twice awarded the Valorous Unit Award.


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