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Company D 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division

Lineage and Honors  August 26th, 2007
I located some very good information on Company D on the US Army Center of Military History website under the heading of Unit History. The address for the site is www.army.mil/cmh/ it is a real interesting site to visit and just look around, once you get to the site click on the Unit History button and it will take you to the Force Structure and Unit History Branch. Once... [Read More]
 August 23rd, 2007
Summary of Events-Calendar Year 1972  August 23rd, 2007
SUMMARY OF EVENTS - CALENDAR YEAR 1972   VIETNAM STANDOWN   With the standdown of the battalion headquarters, HHC and Company A in late December of last year the remainder of the battalion realized that complete redeployment to Fort Campbell with the 101st Airborne Division (Ambl) was imminent. The Adjutant and the Property Book Officer had remained behind to finalize the... [Read More]
Summary of Events-Calendar Year 1970  August 23rd, 2007
Summary of Events-Calendar Year 1970   As the year 1969 was drawing to a close several changes were taking place which would greatly effect the operations of the 101st Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter) (Airmobile) during the coming year. On 1 December, 1969 Alpha Company, 101st Avn Bn was redesignated as F Troop, 2/17 Cavalry and came under the operational control of the 2/17th... [Read More]
Summary of Events-Calendar Year 1968  August 23rd, 2007
MISSION   The 101st Aviation Battalion was reorganized during the period covered by this supplement. The mission statements applicable to both the period prior to and after this reorganization are listed below.   1. a. The mission of the 101st Aviation Battalion (Abn Div) as defined by TOE 1-550, is as follows.            1. To provide aviation... [Read More]
Summary of Events-Calendar Year 1969  August 23rd, 2007
Summary of Events-Calendar Year 1969   The Beginning   The year 1969 began with the battalion located at Camp Eagle, Republic of Vietnam. For the first three months of the year it would be the only aviation battalion supporting the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). The monsoon rains were ending and with signs of better weather the battalion would become involved in the... [Read More]
Summary of Events-Calendar Year 1971  July 13th, 2007
Summary of Events-Calendar Year 1971   The National Archives and the U.S. Army Military History Institute was unable to find the supplemental history for the 101st AVN BN for 1971. It would have been written in the first 6 months of 1972 which was a year that saw a lot of change for the four companies that made up the battalion. Hopefully future research will find the missing documents,... [Read More]

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