B Company, 228th ASHB patch from their days in the Republic of Vietnam.
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B Company - "Longhorns"

228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion

Republic of Vietnam



             66-19063, Boeing build number B-321, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 28 February 1967. The administrative strike date was 19 April 1968. 66-19063 accumulated 526.0 aircraft hours.

   At some point, 66-19063 was assigned to the B Company - "Longhorns", 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion (ASHB) - "Winged Warriors", 1st Calvary Division, in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), where it remained until it was lost due to enemy action.

   On 19 April 1968. 66-19063 received enemy fire in the Aft Pylon. The aircraft was hit by numerous 37 mm rounds. Flames were visible as the aircraft descended out of a cloud.

   The Flight Engineer (FE) and Crew Chief (CE) are thought to have jumped out between 500 and 1,100 feet and are listed as missing in action (MIA).

   The last known location of 66-19063 was in the Republic of Vietnam.

   Aircraft status: Shot down in combat.



          This aircraft was piloted by:


          Your Name Here.



          This aircraft was crewed by:


          (Rank Unknown) Tony Housh, Flight Engineer, (Dates Unknown).


          SP5 John King, Flight Engineer, July 1967 - November 1967.


          Your Name Here.



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