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117th ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY

VIETNAM

ASSOCIATION
(117thAHCVA)

 

117th Assault Helicopter Company

Beach Bums, and Warlords

Annie Fannys, Pink Panthers, Sidewinders and Roadrunners;

 

This site is about the 117th AHC in Vietnam during the 11 years that it was in country. It includes a short history of the 117th Assault Helicopter Company, a tribute to those of the 117th who did not make it home and to those who have passed away since their return. As well as Roster, Reunion Information,Stories,Photo link to the 117th Flickr Site and much much more.

 

 

 

  

WELCOME HOME!

  

 

All text and personal photos are the possession of
117th AHCVA website or its members and may not be
copied without permission from the webmaster or the contributor.

 

 

 

 

 

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The 117th AHC was formed from the 8th TRANSPORTATION COMPANY (Light Helicopter)

and had these Detachments assigned to it.
130th MEDICAL DETACHMENT
140th TRANS.DET. (CHFM)
125th ATC (Air Traffic Control)
256th SIGNAL DETACHMENT

and Gunners from the 25th Inf.Shotgun Programwho were TDY to the 117th

None of us could have done our jobs

without the help of others.

It took all of us to make up the company. 

 

18th Annual 117th AHC Reunion up-date 2/07/18
117th Reunion will be June 12-16, 2018 (departing on the 18th)
The location is RENO,NV. at the NUGGET CASINO RESORT.
Located at 1100 Nugget Ave. Sparks,NV 89431
Room rates are $100.00 includes all taxes.
The Reservation number is 1-800-648-1177 and be sure to tell them you are with the GVHCNMA group rate

.ALLATTENDEES MUST REGISTER with VHCMA to get the reduced room rate.<

This is the same hotel that the 2012 Reunion was held in.




The reunion is held in conjunction with the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association, this will be their 32nd Reunion.
The reason for having our reunion held with VHCMA is there were guys who served in other units
or attended AIT that may be attending and
this is a great place for all to meet.


Our 117th Reunion will include our support detachments and our parent company
8th Transportation Company (Light Helicopter), 140th Trans Det.,
130th Med. Det., 256th Sig. Det., & the 25th Inf. Shotgun Gunners,


117th AHC was in VIETNAM from 1961-1972



The 117th will be collecting THE FEES FOR THE VHCMA Saturday Banquet---thw 117th Friday Dinner and the 117th Ladies Lunch.
ALL OTHER FEES FOR THE REUNION WILL BE SENT TO THE VHCMA br>
If you are planning to attend. We/117TH will need your name and the names of those who will be attending with you.
We are also asking for your address and home & cell phone numbers.
We try to keep our data base/roster up to date.

SEE YOU IN RENO
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If you would like to host a Mini-Reunion in your area let me know
and I will help get the word out.

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< style="text-align: center;">SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS and REQUEST

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RECENT 117th BROTHERS, FAMILY'S or FRIENDS Who Have Need of PRAYERS do to SICKNESS or DEATH



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Links to 117th PAGES on this site:

LIST of KIA's in Vietnam http://www.117thahc.org/gone_but_not_forgotten.htm",

LIST of those WHO HAVE PASSED since Vietnam http://www.117thahc.org/died_after_vietnam.htm",

A Brief History of the 117thhttp://www.117thahc.org/history_of_the_117th.htm",

FUTURE REUNIONS http://www.117thahc.org/future 117th reunions.htm>

PAST REUNIONShttp://www.117thahc.org/Past 117th Reunions.htm

ROSTER http://www.117thahc.org/Roster.htm

Board of Directors of the 117thAHCVA http://www.117thahc.org/board_of_directors.htm",

MEMBERSHIP Application http://www.117thahc.org/membership_ application.htm

WE NOW HAVE 117TH CHALLENGE COINS with the Warlord patch on one side an the other has the 117th Air mobile patch117th AHC HATS , PATCHES , License Plate Frames ( Car & Motorcycle)and T- SHIRTS: http://www.117thahc.org/for_sale.htm"


----UP-DATE 12/15/09---BOB WAGNER, A 117th AHC Veteran.
An author of great humor now has a new book out,
and has offered to donate a portion of the sale of his new book to the 117th AHCVA
((ONLY If you get it directly THROUGH him)). The book is titled   "30 DAYS ON THE BEACH" bwagf@comcast.net"

 

All text and personal photos are the possession of 117th AHCVA website or its members and may not be

copied without permission from the webmaster or the contributor ©2011.

If you have photos you would like to see on this page from your tour with the 117th,
please email or snail mail them to me. If hard copies, I will make sure you get them back.

117th PHOTOS are posted on the Flickr Web Site click on the link below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/117thahc/sets/"


Help us to Identify the people in these photos. Thanks.http://www.117thahc.org/please_identify.htm

Special Requests for Help. http://www.117thahc.org/special_requests.htm

AIRCRAFT INCIDENT and STATISTICS REPORT http://www.117thahc.org/incidents_and_statistics.htm

Some of the Company MISSIONS; http://www.117thahc.org/missions.htm

Memories from our 117th Past http://www.117thahc.org/memories.htm

Nostalgia http://www.117thahc.org/nostalgia.htm

Triviahttp://www.117thahc.org/trivia.htm

Stories of Vietnamhttp://www.117thahc.org/stories.htm

Poemshttp://www.117thahc.org/poems.htm

Salutehttp://www.117thahc.org/salute.htm

117th Mentioned Storieshttp://www.117thahc.org/117th_mentioned.htm

Ann Margaret Storyhttp://www.117thahc.org/ann_margaret.htm

Links to Other Sites of Interest Vietnamhttp://www.117thahc.org/links_to_other_sites.htm

D. Company 151st Inf.Rangershttp://www.117thahc.org/d_company_rangers.htm

117th In Korea (Toros) after leaving Vietnamhttp://www.117thahc.org/james_boone.htm

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 8th Transportation Company (Light Helicopter)

  Now has a Web Page thanks to Hans Halberstadt 

  Hans was in the 8th 1962-1963 

 http://www.8thtrans.com 

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VIETNAM HELICOPTER CREW MEMBERS ASSOCIATION

http://www.vhcma.org 

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 145th COMBAT AVIATION BATTALION (VIETNAM) ASSOCIATION

http://www.145thcab.com

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added 2/21/13 Link to the 134 AHC Web site

http://www.134thahc.com

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 VIETNAM HELICOPTER PILOTS ASSOCIATION

http://www.vhpa.org

Also Check out the 117th page at the VHPA Museum site.

http://www.vhpamuseum.org/companies/117ahc/117ahc.shtml

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1ST AVIATION BRIGADE WEBSITE

http://www.1stavnbde.com

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Ohio River Logo used with permission.

To contact the Ohio River Chapter of VHPA

contact Bob Hamilton at:CAPTBOB757@AOL.COM

http://www.ohrivlz.org/

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Ruben Rasso-Specialist 5 117th Assault Helicopter Company "Warlords".
President and Founder Corona Veterans' Memorial Division
rubenrasso@aol.com

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