271st Assault Support
Helicopter Company "Innkeppers" Unit Patch - "Cam Tho" - The
271st Aviation Support Helicopter Company was activated in late1967 and
deployed to Viet Nam
arriving in February 1968. The company established their base of operations at
Cam Tho in the IV Corps. in the Mekong Delta under the 271st first Commander,
"Major John L. Wood". The Innkeepers were assigned to the 1st
Aviation Brigade's 164th Combat Aviation Group, 307th Combat Aviation Battalion "Search and Destroy". The
271st was the first Ch-47 Chinook Company to operate in the IV Corps. in the MeKong
Delta. The unit received the Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 March to 19 November 1968).
The 271st stood-down in September 1971.