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Welcome to Our website for the 190th AHC. We were Activated October 14, 1966 and left Fort Campbell, KY in July / August 1967 for Vietnam. Maj. David Hagler was our 1st CO. In September 1967 we were in I Corp DCS for 1st Marine Div./Army Special Forces. October 1967 we moved to Duc Pho in II Corp DCS 198th LIB, returning to Bien Hoa III Corp November 1967. In December 1967, NW Phu Cong, the 190th earned 68 Awards for Valor in support 25th ARVN CIDG. In January 1968 Charles Vaughn became our 2nd CO. During July 1969 we transported POTUS Nixon, while in country, VPOTUS Agnew in January 70, and in September 1970, under CO Gary Martin, XO Curt Loop, and Maintenance Officer Larry "Swede" Holmgren we transferred all assets to 223rd VNAF. Our mission ended with Inactivation December 10, 1970 with return to The World.
Withdrawn Regular Army allotted to Army Reserve August 20, 1971, assigned Fifth U.S. Army and activated Kansas City, Kansas. (Location changed January 15, 1972 to Olathe Naval Air Station, Olathe Kansas.) (Relieved October 1, 1973 from Fifth US Army and assigned to Sixth United States Army.)
Audio recording of Spartan 43 - Tony Peters - AC / Smokey '68/'69
CA South of Rubber Plantation. Setup of Flight & Guns, two insertions, refuel
& flight back to coliseum.
POSSIBLE FALL 2017 REUNION
Army Aviation Heritage Foundation & Flying Museum
www.armyav.org Hampton, GA 2017 Fall Date TBD
Hangar Tour - HUEYS, COBRAS, KIOWA, BIRD DOG
BBQ Lunch / Supper In The Hangar with The HUEYS!
Optional Huey, Cobra Rides - Tours
Possible Tour Veterans Wall of Honor & Veterans Museum McDonough GA
Possible Atlanta Motor Speedway Tour
I Need to Know Your Interest - We Will Start Setting Date(s) Tour(s)
Flight Options - Around First week January 2017
Atlanta Airport is on South Side - 30 Min to Hampton
Outlet Mall - Hotels within 8 Miles of Hangar / Speedway
Looking at Shuttle Service Reunion Hotel to Events
OUR 2016 Reunion - RENO NV
July 21 & July 22, 2016 Reunion was a SUCCESS!
Approximately 50 Joined together at The Peppermill
for "Man Where You Been" - Meet & Greet Fellowship & A Celebration of Our Survivors, along with Respectful Reflections on those Called Before Us.
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Vietnam Vets Music Site LZ Center
3rd Battalion 82nd Artillery B Battery 196th Light Infantry Brigade Americal Division http://lzcenter.com/Vietnam%20War%20Era%20Music.html
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190th AVIATION COMPANY VIETNAM
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69/ Counteroffensive
Winter – Spring 1970
Counteroffensive, Phase VII
Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1968
Vietnamese Civic Action Honor Medal, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969-1970
(1) 1 August 1970 marked the beginning of stand-down for the 190th assaultHelicopter Company In preparation for turnover of assets to the 223rd TacticalHelicopter Squadron (VNAF), By 16 August 1970, the 190th Assault HelicopterCompany was in complete stand-down,
(2) On 18 August 1970, an intensive turn-in program was initiated, T.l.s
From the 135th Maintenance Battalion assisted the 190th Assault Helicopter
Company by inspecting vehicles, weapons, trailers and engineer equipment prior to
Turn-in to Long Binh Depot, Three aircraft belonging to the unit were designated
For turn-ln to 34th General Support Group for further assignment to the VNAF, A
Composite of all other aircraft assigned to the unit was turned in to 1st.
Aviation Brigade G-4 Maintenance, on 24 August 1970, 17 units from various
Locations throughout Vietnam began arriving to pick-up and sign for the now
Excess aircraft. This operation continued through 1 Sep 70, By 1 September 1970
All unit property had been turned in to the appropriate authorities, a ceremony
was held on the west ramp of Bien Hoa Air Force Base on 2 September 1970, This
marked the first time in the history of Army Aviation that the assets of an
American Helicopter Company were transferred to the Vietnamese Air Force,
Evaluation: The 190th AHC was the first unit to participate in the VNAF
I&M program. The equipment turn-in schedule established by OPLAN 70-51 did not
account for the fact that the 190th AHC was not operating under the Keystone
Robin Program therefore coordination with depot had not been accomplished.
This necessitated hasty coordination through depot to insure timely equipment turn-in,
The 190th facilities had to be turned over to the new VNAF Squadron on the date of activation.
Google, you led me to 145thCAB. Thanks Jim Bodkin for the 145thCAB website. and 190th Unit History. Thanks Curt Loop, for that 1st Email and all the info.Thanks Dewey (Will) Wilhite for staying true to your faith, and for Ray. Thanks Ray for all the pictures. Thanks Bill Long for the 145th pictorial history. Thanks Bud Holzman, Jon Logan, Jon Carrico, Bob Coveney, Gary Roush. Tom Gilmartin, Steve Caliendo for the pics and emails. Thanks to All you OLD WARRIORS that have listened to my phone spiel, and UR Emails. Thanks Amy Keener & David Green for website direction. Thanks to ALL 190th AHC Mercury, Trojan, Gladiator, Horse members for your Service! We are All SPARTANS.
THANKS MAMA ...LINDA P...for Googlin and finding our 190th Brothers!
190th Change of Command Joe Jobe
190th Change of Command Hersh Murray
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190th Change of Command
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