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During the years the
281st AHC, its attached units, the 499th Signal and 483rd Transportation and
its predecessor units, the 145th ALP, 6th ALP and 2/171st were operational in
the Republic of Vietnam, a camaraderie existed between the members that
crossed the boundaries of rank, position and age. The men of these units
worked together as a unified team to accomplish the mission and in so
doing forged friendships, bonds and alliances that still actively
over forty [now fifty! ] years later. That bond is the foundation and
cornerstone of the 281st AHC Association. The 281st AHC Association was
formed, in its present configuration, in 1999 by a handful of guys that longed
for that same camaraderie they experienced so many years ago in a different
place and a different time. From that beginning, the association
membership is approaching 250 members and growing daily. Over 500 former
members have been located and contacted, we still have some 1500 to 2000 more
that are looking for the rest of us today. Hopefully this website will
help find those men and link them to their old buddies once again.
The 145th Aviation
Platoon (Airlift), 6th Aviation Platoon (Airlift), 2/171st Aviation Company,
281st Aviation Company (Airmobile Light), 499th Signal Detachment and the 483rd
Transportation Detachment are all considered to be part of the 281st Assault
Helicopter Company units.