Ruthless Riders Raise Ruckus in II Corps...

7/17 Air Cavalry Sqadron

Story by SP4 David R. Wood

The 7th Squadron of the 17th Air Cavalry left Fort Knox, KY. and deployed to Vietnam as a unit in September and October of 1967. The squadron, part of the 17th Combat Aviation Group, established its base camp at Camp Enari near Pleiku. The mission was to provide combat reconnaissance and security for the 4th Infantry Division and other allied units in western II Corps. Other allied units supported included but was not limited to: The 173rd Airborne, The 101st Airborne, and The 5th Special Forces. In addition C Troop was sent to Chu lai in I Corps. to support The Americal Division.

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