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

Bill Anton (Polar Bear)
Bill Anton (Polar Bear)
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Bastogne-Control
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arvn-pz sally-LB
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airborne
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arvn-ca
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carl-11
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carl-3
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carl-8
Cam- Eagle
Cam- Eagle
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donrvn1
Dispensary
Dispensary
Dean-Redfeather
Dean-Redfeather
Cpl Steven Walters (Carbuncle) and Dictionary
Cpl Steven Walters (Carbuncle) and Dictionary
Christmas on OP Checkmate
Christmas on OP Checkmate
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drn006
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drn003
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donrvn2
Casper
Casper
Eagle Beach Sand Pans
Eagle Beach Sand Pans
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foley-monkey
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flippo-spanky-house
gorilla
gorilla
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flickrbadge
Firebase Veghel
Firebase Veghel
FILO
FILO
Firebase Roy
Firebase Roy
Firebase Bermingham
Firebase Bermingham
1972 Fort Campbell
1972 Fort Campbell

Shortly after returning from Vietnam Courtesy Pat Dougherty

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74
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Spanky at TRADOC as the DPTMSEC mid 1980s
Spanky at TRADOC as the DPTMSEC mid 1980s
Spanky and Polar Bear, 1971, RVN
Spanky and Polar Bear, 1971, RVN
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spank-polar-1
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spank-polar bear-2
SGT James Witt (Jolly)
SGT James Witt (Jolly)
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sky
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old-photos-1
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spanky-rvn-1
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spanky-rvn
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98
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wayne-dean-rvn-1
Wayne and Dean in RVN
Wayne and Dean in RVN
SSG Ed Lovell (Mr Clean)
SSG Ed Lovell (Mr Clean)
Tiger stripes
Tiger stripes
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      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

Pfdr article Hawk Magazine
Pfdr article Hawk Magazine

by SP4 David Wood

Pfdr article pg 2 Hawk Magazine
Pfdr article pg 2 Hawk Magazine

By SP4 David Wood

Pfdr article pg 3 Hawk Magazine
Pfdr article pg 3 Hawk Magazine

SP4 David Wood

Tom Farmer
Tom Farmer

Photo Credit Tom Farmer

Combat Jump Florence_MorningNews Mon  Apr 15  1968
Combat Jump Florence_MorningNews Mon Apr 15 1968
Don Hunt 11th CAB Pfdr Det
Don Hunt 11th CAB Pfdr Det

Photo Credit US Army

James Donaghy
James Donaghy

Courtesy James Donaghy

Charnock
Charnock

Photo Credit US Army

William Aller 11th CAB Pfdr Det
William Aller 11th CAB Pfdr Det

Photo credit US Army

145th CAB 1st Aviation Bde Pfdr Det

All 145th photos courtesy Fran Bujnowski and Ed Carter

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145th Buds_edited

Photo credit Fran Bujnowski and Ed carter

CPL 145th
CPL 145th

Photo credit Fran Bujnowski and Ed Carter

145th pfdr
145th pfdr

Photo credit Fran Bujnowski and Ed Carter

145th Pfdr Det Nam
145th Pfdr Det Nam

Bujnowski Ettinger photo credit Fran Bujnowski

145th pf
145th pf

Photo Credit Fran Bujnowski and Ed Carter

145th pf det
145th pf det

Photo credit Fran Bujnowski and Ed Carter

145th Buds 1
145th Buds 1

Photo credit Ed Carter and Fran Bujnowski

FB 145th
FB 145th

Photo credit Fran Bujnowski

FB 145th 1
FB 145th 1

Photo credit Fran Bujnowski

145th Pfdr ATC
145th Pfdr ATC

Photo credit Fran Bujnowski and Ed Carter

4th Avn Bn 4th Inf Div Pfdr Det

4th Avn Bn 4th Ind Div Pfdr
4th Avn Bn 4th Ind Div Pfdr

Photo Courtesy Sam Gribben

Willie King 4th Avn Bn 4th ID Pfdr
Willie King 4th Avn Bn 4th ID Pfdr

Photo Credit Willie King and The US Army Pathfinder school

4th Avn Bn Pfdr
4th Avn Bn Pfdr

Ray Erhmantrout

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32947763_123206768772

1st Aviation Bn 1st Infantry Div Pfdr Det

Kermit Easterling 1sr Avn Bn Pfdr
Kermit Easterling 1sr Avn Bn Pfdr

photo credit Kermit Easterling

1st Avn Bn Pfdr 1969
1st Avn Bn Pfdr 1969

US Army photo

1avn 1st ID Pfdrs det
1avn 1st ID Pfdrs det

Photo credit Kermit Easterling

25th Aviation Bn 25th Inf Div Pfdr Det

Fred irtz, Mike Mesiarik, Hundley
Fred irtz, Mike Mesiarik, Hundley

Courtesy Fred Irtz

25th pfdrs
25th pfdrs
willie e Burton 25th pfdr
willie e Burton 25th pfdr
25th avn pfdr
25th avn pfdr
Jimmy Elliot
Jimmy Elliot

Photo credit Jimmy Elliott

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215990400
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151f58900
Al Coffroth
Al Coffroth
david gross 25th avn
david gross 25th avn

14th CAB 23rd Inf Div Pfdr Det

Pfdr Dog Team
Pfdr Dog Team

Courtesy Raymond Earven

Gunsmoke Recovery
Gunsmoke Recovery
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295393_med
14th Pfdr Team
14th Pfdr Team

Courtesy Raymond Earven

Quinteros on right
Quinteros on right

Photo credit Quinteros family

Sepulvado left Quinteros right
Sepulvado left Quinteros right

Photo credit Quinteros family

Simon Quinteros
Simon Quinteros

Photo credit Quinteros family

Simon Quinteros
Simon Quinteros

Photo credit Quinteros family

Jerry Sepulvado 14th CAB
Jerry Sepulvado 14th CAB

Photo credit Jerry Sepulvado

14th Aviation Pathfinder Video link below

9th Aviation Bn 9th Inf Div Pfdr Det

Dennis Whitcomb 9th Avn Inf Pathfinder Team
Dennis Whitcomb 9th Avn Inf Pathfinder Team

Courtesy Dennis Whitcomb

Mickey Allums 1967
Mickey Allums 1967

Photo credit Mickey Allums

9th Pfdr
9th Pfdr

Photo Credit Mickey Allums

10th CAB 1st Aviation Bde Pfdr Det

Dan Butler photo

Sariego J
Sariego J
William Ward
William Ward

Photo Credit William Ward

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

307th CAB Pfdrs
307th CAB Pfdrs

Courtesy Roger Wentz

Roger Wentz 307th
Roger Wentz 307th

Courtesy Roger Wentz