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Vietnam Pathfinders

101st Pathfinders Danny "Bear" Rozier on left and Mike "Zeke" Johnson on right evacuate a casualty during Operation Lam Son 719

 

Vietnam Pathfinder Units

 

1st Aviation Brigade

10th Combat Aviation Bn, 12th Aviation Group and later 17th Avn Group Pathfinder Detachment Dong Ba Thin, Than Thiet

11th Combat Aviation Bn, 12th Aviation Group Pathfinder Detachment Phu Loi

13th Combat Aviation Bn, 164th Aviation Group Pathfinder Detachment I and II Soc Trang, Can Tho

17th Aviation Group Pathfinder Det (unconfirmed)

121st ASHC Pathfinder Det (fell under 13th CAB) Soc Trang

52nd Combat Aviation Bn Security Detachment Pathfinders Camp Holloway, Pleiku, Ban Me Thout

145th Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Bien Hoa

147th ASHC Assault Support Helicopter Company Pathfinder Det

178th ASHC Pathfinder Det (fell under 11th Combat Aviation Battalion)

214th Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Dong Tam, Bear Cat

222nd Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Bear Cat, Vung Tau

223rd Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Det

268th Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Phu Hiep, Tuy Hoa

269th Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Cu Chi, Dau Tieng

307th Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Soc Trang, Can Tho (consolidated with 13th CAB Pathfinders)

308th Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment (consolidated with 160th Pathfinders 101st Airborne)

 

1st Infantry Division

HHD 1st Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Phu Loi

 

4th Infantry Division

HHC 4th Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Pleiku, Plei Djereng, Polei Kleng, Dak Pek, Duc Co, Dak Seang

 

1st Cavalry Division

11th Pathfinder Company (Provisional) An Khe, HHC 11th Aviation Group (4 Teams)

  1. 227th Assault Helicopter Bn Pathfinder Detachment

  2. 228th Assault Helicopter Bn Pathfinder Detachment

  3. 229th Assault Helicopter Bn Pathfinder Detachment

  4. General Support Detachment

 

9th Infantry Division

9th Aviation Bn Pathfinder Det Bear Cat 1968

 

25th Infantry Division

25th Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Cu Chi

 

23rd Infantry Division

14th Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Chu Lai, Quang Ngai, Quang Tri in 71

123rd Combat Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment

 

101st Airborne Division

HHC 101st Aviation Bn Pathfinder Detachment Bien Hoa, Camp Eagle, RIPCORD

HHC 160th Aviation Group Pathfinder Detachment Bien Hoa Camp Eagle, RIPCORD

Pathfinder School 1969

160th Aviation and 101st Airborne Pathfinders

Photo credit Dean Nelson, Carl Lagle

      11th Pathfinder Co First Cavalry Division

web site below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11th CAB 1st Aviation Bde Pfdr Det

11th CAB and 11th Pfdr Co were different units

Some members in the video link above are CPL Don Hunt and SGT Charnock

145th CAB 1st Aviation Bde Pfdr Det

All 145th photos courtesy Fran Bujnowski and Ed Carter

4th Avn Bn 4th Inf Div Pfdr Det

1st Aviation Bn 1st Infantry Div Pfdr Det

25th Aviation Bn 25th Inf Div Pfdr Det

14th CAB 23rd Inf Div Pfdr Det

14th Aviation Pathfinder Video link below

9th Aviation Bn 9th Inf Div Pfdr Det

10th CAB 1st Aviation Bde Pfdr Det

Dan Butler photo

268th CAB 1st Aviation Bde Pfdr Det

Mike Teutschman website below

307th CAB, 1st Aviation Bde Pfdr Det

later combined with the 13th CAB Pfdrs