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.

The team
The team

Courtesy Mike Richardson

National Inf Museum
National Inf Museum
Dunlap POW uniform
Dunlap POW uniform

National Infantry Museum

CSM Dennis Smith C Co 509th Pfdr Desert Storm
CSM Dennis Smith C Co 509th Pfdr Desert Storm

Photo credit Dennis Smith

Patbouvier Ortiz C Co 509th Pfdr KIA Desert Storm
Patbouvier Ortiz C Co 509th Pfdr KIA Desert Storm
C Co 509th PfdrTroy Dunlap Homecoming 1992
C Co 509th PfdrTroy Dunlap Homecoming 1992

Photo Credit Rhonda Cornum

C Co 509th Pfdr Troy Dunlap Repatriated POW 1991
C Co 509th Pfdr Troy Dunlap Repatriated POW 1991
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Larry Mike Richardson C Co 509th Pfdr that was on the Desert Storm Team attached to the 229th AHB
Larry Mike Richardson C Co 509th Pfdr that was on the Desert Storm Team attached to the 229th AHB

2-17 Air Cav 101st Pfdrs 

Photos courtesy John Rogers and Richard Hubbard

Richard Hubbard
Richard Hubbard
101st Shield Storm
101st Shield Storm
Rogers Hubbard Desert Storm
Rogers Hubbard Desert Storm
2 17 Cav Pfdr 101st Abn Desert Shield and Storm
2 17 Cav Pfdr 101st Abn Desert Shield and Storm
101st Desert Storm
101st Desert Storm
Team 1 2 17th Cav Pfdr Det 101st Desert Shield Storm
Team 1 2 17th Cav Pfdr Det 101st Desert Shield Storm