The Kingsman were a division of the Aviation Brigade. 17th AHC (Assault Helicopter Company) Kingsmen, Lancers. There is a book written about the Kingsman, Lancers called "Lest We Forget: The Kingsmen, 101st Aviation Battalion, 1968" by William C. Meacham
Landing Zone (LZ) English Chopper Pad. 61st AHC (Assault Helicopter Company). The MP (Military Police) Platoon AO was just below this. pad. An Lo mountains in the background. Photo by Jerry W. Colwell.
Photo by Brent Gourley, 12/1966 -12/67. 281st AHC, Nha Trang, RVN and repaired by Dan Fox. The 281st Assault Helicopter Company has a rich history and involvement in Special Forces Operations and Special Operations. From the first UH-1A that was operational in-country until the day the colors were retired, the 281st AHC and its predecessor units were instrumental in the strategic reconnaissance mission that was the mainstay of the 5th Special Forces Group (ABN), Special Projects and Special Operations units. It is considered by the U.S. Army Special Warfare Museum and its Historians to be the legacy unit for today's Special Operations Aviation units as it was the only Aviation unit that was attached to the 5th Special Forces Group (ABN) during the Vietnam War. The 281st Assault Helicopter Company (AHC) "Intruders" was stationed at Nha Trang, Republic of Vietnam 1965-1970. It was originally attached to the 5th Special Forces Group and was situated inside the Special Forces Operating Base (SFOB). The 281st AHC was the first US Army Helicopter Company organized and trained as a Special Operations Aviation unit in the Republic of Vietnam. A combat aviation task force from the unit was attached, as requested, to Detachment B-52, Project Delta, a Special Operations Augmentation unit that conducted strategic reconnaissance and other clandestine operations throughout the country of South Vietnam. This attachment constituted the major mission of the unit and resulted in it being named the US Army´s First Special Operations Helicopter Company. The 281st trained with and supported the Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) RECONDO Training Center in Nha Trang and in its later years provided support for all Major Commands (MACOMs) within the II Corps Tactical Zone. http://www.281st.com/index.htm
Assuming command of Company A (assault helicopter), 25th Aviation Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. Battalion Commander is Lieutenant Colonel Richard Antross. Date is 2 Sep 1975 — with LTC Richard Antross.
The Kingsman were a division of the Aviation Brigade. 17th AHC (Assault Helicopter Company) Kingsmen, Lancers. There is a book written about the Kingsman, Lancers called "Lest We Forget: The Kingsmen, 101st Aviation Battalion, 1968" by William C. Meacham tribute to the Kingsmen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qVXHyhnV4c