114th Aviation Company
"Knights of the Air"

Vietnam 1963 - 1972



Photo, Vinh Long Front Gate 1964
Photo provided by George Young, "Knight 6" 1964

The "Knights of the Air" consisted of four combat ready flight platoons. The White Knights, Red Knights, 114th AHC Logo Cobra's and Lancers who were in operation only in 1966-1967. In addition, there was The Gold Knight "The Commander" and our Blue Knights "Road Service". 

The company was based at Vinh Long Air Field, Republic of South Vietnam from May 1963 to February 1972. During the nine years in Vietnam, the 114th Assault Helicopter Company (AHC) participated in 16 combat campaigns and was presented with 8 unit citations. 

After departing the Republic of South Vietnam in February 1972, the 114th Aviation Company was assigned to the Panama Canal Zone where it served with distinction. The 114th was deactivated at Fort Clayton, Panama Canal Zone in October 1987. 

This site is dedicated to those "KNIGHTS", both Pilots and Crewmen, who did not return home.

"THEY SHALL NOT BE FORGOTTEN"


1st Aviation Brigade
"First to Arrive"

1st Avn Patch/Vietnam Wall
"Last to Leave"


114th Aviation Company Association

Key Personnel

National Director..... Jim Haslitt
Deputy National Director..... Joe Stogner
Senior Member at Large..... Gene Boyle
Junior Member at Large..... Jeff Carr
Secretary..... Jim Wilson
Treasurer..... Robert Brown
Database Manager.... Jim Haslitt
Printer/Dispatcher..... Peter Anderson
Membership Chairman..... Frank Strobel
Unit Historian..... Joe Stogner
Nominating Committee Chairman..... Mel Patterson
Site Webmaster..... Terry Dell
Unit Quartermaster..... Jeff Carr
Vet’s Affairs Coordinator.....
Reunion Committee Chairman..... Joe Stogner
Reunion Site Coordinator..... Gene Boyle
Reunion Plans Coordinator..... J.P. Landahl
Knight Newsletter Editor..... May Jones

To contact the above individuals click on their name


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

"114th Association Items of Interest"
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Monument to be constructed and installed at 
Fort Rucker, Ala

March 18, 2019  

Dear Fellow Knights,  

As you know, the 114th Aviation Company had a historic and vital role in the Vietnam War, from early 1963 until 1972.  The unit was the “First” in many of the annals of Army Aviation in that war and set precedents for others to follow.  The valor of the men who served is attested to by numerous individual and unit awards.  As a result, during the business meeting at the last reunion, the membership authorized the executive council to pursue a suitable monument to be constructed and installed at Fort Rucker.    

On April 11, 2019, a monument to the company, the individual platoons, and the attached units will be dedicated at the Veterans Park, located next to the Army Aviation Museum at Ft. Rucker.  The front of the monument has the patches of the individual units and the rear has the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  The service will begin at 10:00 on Thursday morning.  Afterward, there will be a gathering in the museum with light refreshments.  

The Fairfield Inn (334-348-1580) or the Hampton Inn (334-347-5763), both in Enterprise, Ala are conveniently located to the site.  There are several other motels/hotels in the area that are very nice and convenient also.   

If you were in the unit or one of the attached/supporting elements, or are a surviving relative on one who served, you are more than welcome to join with us next month in honoring and remembering this remarkable unit and the men who made it all possible.  Ft. Rucker is assisting us and needs a head count, so if you and your guest are coming, please shoot me an email at jimhaslitt@cox.net or a text to 225-936-8488  

I look forward to seeing many of you as we honor the memory of the unit, all who served and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Jim Haslitt, 
National Director

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2019 National Vietnam War Veterans Day

www.military.com/video/2019-national-vietnam-war-veterans-day

On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans we are deeply honored to serve, I want to say thank you to our country’s more than six-and-a-half million living Vietnam Veterans and their families. -
29 Mar 2019
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A wonderful tribute to the service 
& sacrifice of Vietnam veterans

Vietnam Veterans 50th Anniversary video 
narrated by Sam Elliott. 4 minutes 48 seconds.
Hard to believe............. already 50 Years.


www.youtube.com/embed/aVeBtnfAxP8

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Welcome Home!
Vietnam Vet Radio
 
bookmark it now!

Vietnam Vet Radio is an internet only non-profit radio station dedicated to the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and their families and friends. With a few exceptions all the songs played are from the Vietnam War era. We also play the authentic jingles and public service announcements that were played on AFVN (American Forces Vietnam Network) Radio.

While Vietnam Vet Radio is neither political or religious it is most certainly a pro-America and pro-military radio station that acknowledges that we are a blessed people. No anti-war rhetoric or anti-war songs.

Please contact us with suggestions on how Vietnam Vet Radio can better serve you.

Welcome Home!

Bennie P. Blount
SFC, US Army, Retired
Chu Lai 1969, Long Binh 1970, Vung Tau 1971-72



Vietnam Radio: http://vietnamvetradio.com/

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12/08/2016 02:09 PM EST

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Through the Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility Program, upon request, individuals can learn if they are eligible for burial or memorialization in a VA national cemetery.
 

Federal Benefits for Veterans, 
Dependents and Survivors

VA Handbook - Now Available

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide
Understand how Social Security disability works 
and how to calculate your benefits.

Guide to Disability Claims
http://www.disabilitydenials.com/guide-to-disability-claims/


~Agent Orange~

The U.S. military sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange and other herbicides on trees and vegetation during the Vietnam War. Several decades later, concerns about the health effects from these chemicals continue. VA offers eligible Veterans a free Agent Orange Registry health exam for possible long-term health problems related to exposure.

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Trace Atkins' emotional song about Arlington National Cemetery. This is truly a Magnificent song. Every veteran and non-veteran should hear this song...
Click here to hear View the video


** WE WILL NOT FORGET **

** September 11, 2001 **

This is a must see short Movie!   Make sure your sound is turned up and be prepared for some graphic images.  We commend the creator of this movie; it really gets the point across. Every American, every human, should see this short movie and remember what it was like that day...
 View NOW!

 

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Created by Terry A. Dell, White Knight Crew-chief 69-70' Republic of Vietnam 
in association with members of the 114th Assault Helicopter Company
 who served May 1963 to February 1972.

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