23rd Special Warfare Aviation Detachment "Warriors" - The 23rd Aviation Detachment (Special
Forces) was activated in March 1962 at Fort Bragg, N.C. In July 1962 the
unit was re-organized and re-designated as the 23rd Special Warfare Aviation Detachment "Warriors". The company's aircraft were the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk unit flown in support of 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 7th SFG
(Airborne), U.S. Army Special Warfare School, and the 1st and 13th Psychological
Warfare Battalions. The 23rd were assigned to Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV), Air Study Group and made their base at Nha Trang, Republic of Vietnam supporting MACV, I
Corps and Special Forces with Photographic Intelligence. In late 1964 the 23rd's assets were transferred to the 73rd Aviation Company.
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