114th Aviation Company
"Knights of the Air"

A Brief History of the Association


The 114th Aviation Company Association had it's beginning in Fort Rucker, Alabama in Late 1989 at a mini reunion of a small number of people. A concerted effort was initiated to find former members of the unit and 18 months later, in June 1991, a reunion was held in Enterprise, Alabama.

1991 1st Reunion Attendees
1st Reunion Attendees

1991 Reunion 1964-65 Cobra Platoon Attendees
1964-65 Cobra Platoon
Attendees

1991 Reunion Cobra Attendees
Harold Bennett, Bailey Jones, Richard Fortenberry, Paul Young III
Ed Owens, Lane Ramsdell, John Brown, Frank Mayer, George O'Grady, Bill Burton, Robin Miller
Davies ?, Pete Kendrick, Robert Davis, Harold Simpson, Mike Schrumpf, George Kokendoffer

110 former members and their families were found and attended the reunion. A short business meeting was held after the banquet on Saturday night and it was unanimously agreed to:

  • Form an association and call that association "The 114th Aviation Company Association."
  • Charge annual dues with the initial dues set at $20.00 per year.
  • Hold reunions every other year beginning in 1991. Reunion sites to rotate to a new location for each event.
  • Publish a quarterly newsletter.
  • Publish an annual Membership Directory.
  • Continue the search for new members.
  • Conduct research and gather materials to write an accurate and readable history of the 114th Aviation Company.
We refer to "former members of units that historically supported the 114th as being eligible for membership in the Association. Those units are 544th Maintenance Detachment (CHFM); 590th TAMC; 96th Signal Detachment; 83rd Medical Detachment; 25th Infantry Division, Door Gunner Platoons (Shotgun); 560th Military Police (Door Gunners and Security Police); 73rd Reconnaissance Airplane Company (RAC); Detachment 11, 30th Weather Squadron, USAF; 23rd Quartermaster Detachment; 173rd Support Battalion (Detachment); and 232nd Signal Detachment.

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Five Categories of Membership

  • General: Former members of the 114th Aviation Company and units that historically supported the 114th automatically become General members of the Association.
  • Active: A member who pays a specific amount of dues as directed and approved by the Executive Council (currently $20.00 annually). Only Active members are eligible to vote and hold office.
  • Lifetime: An eligible member who pays a one-time Life Membership fee established and approved by the Executive Council (currently $185).
  • Associate: Associate membership may be made available to "a person or organization not actually assigned to the 114th but having a deep and lasting association and/or interest in the unit." Associate members pay dues and enjoy all the benefits of membership except the right to vote and hold office.
  • Honorary: A Lifetime Honorary membership will be bestowed upon the surviving spouse, parents, or children of KIA or Deceased members. Other Honorary memberships may be awarded when approved by the Executive Council. Honorary members do not pay dues and enjoy all the benefits of membership except the right to vote and hold office.
 

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Created by Terry A. Dell, White Knight Crewchief 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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