101st, 509th Airborne in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm
C Co 509th Pfdrs
A 5 man Pathfinder team was attached to the 229th AHB, 101st Airborne Division. They conducted slingloads, LZ/PZ, FAARP and search and rescue. They worked closely with the
2-17 Cav Pathfinders. During a search and rescue mission 3 Pathfinders were shot down. Two were killed in action and one was a POW sustaining a 60 percent casualty rate.