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D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment


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D 2/1 patch worn by my brother, Michael F. Russell who first served with "D" Troop 2/1 and also with "A" Troop 7th Squadron 1st AirCav. He was wearing them when he was shot down in Vietnam/Cambodia in 1971 -- he survived that crash, but he was recently deceased in an EMS helicopter crash in Illinois. I found the patches going through his belongings and I remember he told me he saved the patches he had on his flight suit the day he was shot.
In memory of Michael F. Russell, courtesy of his brother John.

Scout Platoon "calling" cards D 2/1. In Memory of Michael Russell
In memory of Michael F. Russell, courtesy of his brother John.

W/O Michael Russell - Scout Platoon D/2/1. " Mike served with A/2/1 from December 70-May of 71. He was with D/2/1 from July 70 through October 70. In between he apparently served with k Troop 17th Cavalry but there is something fuzzy about this I am trying to sort out. "
In memory of Michael F. Russell, courtesy of his brother John.

W/O Michael Russell - Scout Platoon D/2/1. Note "Chicken Plate" protective vest and early APH-5 helmet.
In memory of Michael F. Russell, courtesy of his brother John.

A Badly Broken D/2/1 "Loach".
Image courtesy of John Russell

Michael Russell at Dalat 1970
Image courtesy of John Russell


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