The 158th Aviation Battalion (Aslt Hel) (Ambl) was activated 25 July 1968 by General Order number 244, dated 25 July 1968 at Fort Carson, Colorado, under the command of Major Maurice Dougherty. Organized from the existing 246th and 247th Aviation Companies at Fort Carson and at Fort Riley, the unit was assigned command and control elements and the needed additional personnel and equipment for its eventual deployment. HHC, A, B and D Companies were stationed at Fort Carson, while C Company remained at Fort Riley. Their training began on 9 September 1968, and they were deployed to Vietnam during February 1969.
Crew Chiefs Photo
|The photos were
taken late fall or early winter of 1968 at Butts Army
Provided by Chris "Wop" Genna (with assist from Gene "Spider Man" Franck), and Bob Alaniz for the CE Photo
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