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334th AERIAL WEAPONS COMPANY - 4TH FLIGHT PLATOON GUNS "GANGBUSTER'S" JACKET PATCH
334th AERIAL WEAPONS COMPANY - 4TH FLIGHT PLATOON GUNS "GANGBUSTER'S"  JACKET PATCH
 
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334th Aerial Weapons Company "4th Flight Platoon Gangbusters" 12" x 9.75" Jacket Patch - The 334th Aerial Weapons Company has had Four different names. The unit was activated at Okinawa on 25 July 1962 as the Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter Company (UTT) under the command of Major Robert Runkle until May 1964. The UTT was the U.S. Army's First Armed Helicopter Company. In August 1964 the UTT under went a name change and became the 68th Aviation Company. On 1 March 1965 the 68th Aviation Company was deactivated and was reactivated and the 197th Armed Helicopter Company was born. The 197th Armed Helicopter Company was the first Armed Helicopter Company to deployed to the Republic of South Viet Nam. On 26 April 1965 the 197th was the first unit in Viet Nam to be awarded the Presidential Unit Citation by the President of the United States. On 22 September 1966 the 197th relocated and became a element of the 197th Light Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning. However, the Officers, Personnel and Equipment remained at Bien Hoa Air Base awaiting the 197th Light Infantry Brigade's deployment to Viet Nam. The 197th once again for the last time under went a name change and became the 334th Aerial Weapons Company. The 334th was comprised of; H and H "Saber's", and four (4) platoons of Huey and Cobra Gunships, 1st Flight Platoon Guns "Playboy's", 2nd Flight Platoon "Raider's", 3rd Flight Platoon "Dragon's" and the 4th Flight Platoon "Gangbuster's". The 334th was assign to the 145th Combat Aviation Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Group under the Command of Major Floyd C. Gober. The Unit Received the - "Presidential Unit Citation", "Valorous Unit Award", "Meritorious Unit Commendation" and The "Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm" for the service in Viet Nam.


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