281st ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY
IMPORTANT WEBSITE LINKS

The Links listed on this page cover numerous miscellaneous subjects and interesting links concerning Vietnam, Airmobile Operations, Military Jargon/Terminology, Special Forces & Special Operations, and other "links" to informative websites and resources.
( NOTE: Some links may no longer be operational. Last updated: 3/18/06))

FRIENDS OF THIS INTRUDER WEBSITE


281st AHC Bandit Platoon (Paul Greiner)
281st AHC Stories & Pictures by John 'The Kid' Galkiewicz
11/67-8/68
281st AHC Stories & Pictures by Jack Serig
10/66-3/67
281st AHC Stories & Pictures by Craig Szwed
5/67-12/67
281st AHC Stories  by Charlie Green 1967
281st Aircraft History
 (Bell "Huey" UH-1H Iroquois SN: 66-16779)

KIA/MIA WEBSITES

The Virtual Wall Website  (Lists 281st AHC KIA/MIAs)

VET1POWMIA (Vietnam Vet website honoring Intruder MIAs, by George R. Tanner, Sr. USA Ret.)

 

UNIT WEBSITES

Project Delta, Det. B-52 website of the unit that was the Intruders' main mission

1st Aviation Brigade  the "Golden Hawks" of Vietnam from 3/66 to 3/73, "a portal to over 100 company websites".

117th Assault Helicopter Company  the "Beachbums" and "Warlords" from Bien Hoa.

10th CAB Newspaper "Vagabond Voice"
Articles are from the 10th CAB Newspaper dated 10 March 1969, including some information regarding the 281st AHC.
(http://www.raydon.com/48ahc/10thcab1.htm

21st Signal Group Aviation Detachment at the Nha Trang Airbase

201st Avn Co (Corps) "Red Barons" at the Nha Trang Airbase

155th AHC "Stagecoach" at Ban Me Thuot (sister unit in 10th CAB)

Bien Hoa - Hue/Phu Bai Vietnam Memories website
 

 

ORGANIZATION WEBSITES

Vietnam Veterans of America, National organization (click on "Locate Local Chapters")

Veterans of Foreign Wars, National organization (lots of resources for vets, includes Search feature)

American Legion, World's Largest Veterans Organization

US Army Aviation Museum (Ft. Rucker)

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)

VHPA Museum Website  An on-line museum of the helicopter war in Southeast Asia - John Conway, Webmaster)

Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network (VHFCN)

Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association (VHCMA)

Heli-Vets (Vietnam Helicopter Veterans, for both pilots and crew)

Vetshome.com Organization

National Vietnam War Museum  Mineral Wells, TX

Special Forces Association
Special Forces Association Chapter 44

Khe Sanh Veterans Home Page  
Dedicated to all who served and died at Khe Sanh 1962 - 1972. Visit the KIA Memorial page, then "Other Aviation Units" link
(http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/4867/)

INTERESTING WEBSITES

The Vietnam Project  (history project at Texas Tech University)

"In the Shadow of the Blade"  (film project)

Vietnam Jargon/Terminology page (Updated 8/14/06)
An extensive listing of jargon, terms, acronyms and phrases used in Aviation, Vietnam, and the Army in general.  

RUSSELL PETER BOTT, SSG 
US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES - REPORTED MISSING: 2 DECEMBER 1966, was being extracted by 281st AHC "Intruder" aircraft.
(http://members.xoom.com/DA_MAN/bott/bio.html)

Army Aviation
Organizational History Branch, US Army Center of Military History, Lineage and Honors Certificates, includes a too brief description of the lineage and honors of the 10th Aviation (formerly known as 10th Combat Aviation Battalion, Dong Ba Thin, RVN)
(http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/lineage/branches/aviat/av01.htm)
 

"KnifeFighter's" website 
"AVIATION PATCHS, US ARMY PATCHES, RANGER AND LRRP UNITS,
ARMY POCKET PATCHES, BAR AND MESS TOKENS, etc."
(http://205.147.202.167/knifefighters/default.htm)
 

Ribbon Checker - USMC
"Click the boxes next to the ribbons you are currently authorized to wear, then press the button below to get a graphical representation of them. The ribbons on this page are listed in order of precedence. This program does not currently take into account ribbon devices, including combat V's and stars for multiple awards."  (Many USMC medals are the same as Army medals.)
(http://kepler.egr.duke.edu/USMCRibbons.html)
 

Army Aviation Flight School - During the 60's & 70's
"This is an un-official web site for Army Aviation. This site is based on the experiences of Aviators trained through the Army Flight School, starting at Fort Wolters, Texas then to Fort Rucker, Alabama or to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field, Savannah Georgia."
(http://www.armyflightschool.org/aviation.htm)
 

Basic Training - Fort Polk, Louisiana
Simple, but nostalgic look back at the "arm pit of the world" as most of us called it.
(http://www.one-eleven.net/~tewilk/basic.htm)
 

Congressional Medal of Honor Society  Official Website
"The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.  In 1946, the Medal of Honor Society was formed to perpetuate and uphold the integrity of the Medal of Honor and to help the Medal of Honor recipients."
(http://www.awod.com/gallery/probono/cmhs/index.html)
 

The Military Order of the Purple Heart  Official Website
"The Only Congressionally Chartered Veterans Organization Exclusively for Combat Wounded Veterans."
(http://www.purpleheart.org/)
 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page
"The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page is dedicated to providing the most up to date and accurate  information regarding the Names on The Wall in Washington DC."  Exceptional search engine for finding all (apparently) official information concerning Vietnam KIAs.
(http://thewall-usa.com/)
 

Combat After Action Report, Vietnam 1969
By: David John Kolsun and John David Kolsun
"This story and research occurred when David and John wrote to War Stories! Additionally, their efforts to research produced a "how to research After Action reports" procedure, which they kindly attached at the end of this story. Clickable links to ".txt" files allow you to print the two-step forms."
(http://www.war-stories.com/AfterAction.htm)
 

National Archives and Records Administration of the United States
"Records of the United States Forces in Southeast Asia, 1950-1975"
(Record Group 472)
This is a guide to cataloging of Vietnam War records within the NARA
(http://gopher.nara.gov:70/0/inform/guide/400s/ )
 

U.S. Army Military History Institute
"The primary research facility for the historical study of the US Army...The Finding Aids have been completely revamped. "
(http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/)
 

The Vietnam War Resource Guide
The most extensive listing of online resources about Vietnam that I've ever seen (even with the few commercial advertisements included).  It takes some minutes to download the whole page.
(http://members.aol.com/veterans/warlib6v.htm)
 

"Vietnam: The Helicopter War"
Short book scanned into .jpgs online about the helicopter war, early years.
(http://www.slick-net.com/vthw/vthw.htm)
 
 
 

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