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11th Combat Aviation Battalion


Hand embroidered pocket patch made in Vietnam for the 11th. The latin motto translates "Establish the Standard"


11th Avn Bn sign in front of Bn HQs.
Image courtesy of Scott Coonce, 205th ASHC, 1969

11th Bn Smoke ship flown by WO1 Larry Peoples
Image courtesy of Chip Decker

Here is a shot of 65-00001 a H model Circa 69-70 from the 11th CAB, with a NightHawk system consisting of a door mounted mini, a Night Observation Device(NOD) and a Xenon searchlight with in fared capabilities.UI believe there were 14 systems in-country. Some also had a door mounted 50 caliber. The concept behind the system was to fly blacked-out, low and slow to identify infiltration routes. Once identified by NOD,we would light them up with the Xenon and engage with the mini or call in a gun team. We were also used for night extractions and in a fire support role for night ambush operations.
Image courtesy of Hal Marsolais, 11 CAB, 1969-70

Another example of the 11th CAB patch made in Country. This example has been sealed in plastic and fitted with button loop for easy removal or wear on summer tans.
Image courtesy of Bob Mohs
    

11th's Distinctive Unit Insignia. All I know is that when I got there, we wore the old one (on the left), and when I left, the new one.
Image courtesy of Bob Mohs

Was taken from the roof top of the Pathfinder hooch and it shows bombs being dropped during a battle that the 1/4 Cav was engaged in right outside the perimeter of the airfield. This battle resulted in about 200 NVA-VC KIAs.
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

Was taken of me at our Pathfinder Detachment's sign in the 11th CAB compound.
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

Para Op 1: shows CPL Hunt, CPL Rouse, SGT Smith, SP5 Godfrey, SGT Whorff, and SGT Mohs (myself). I was conducting a jumpmaster's inspection of the detachment before we boarded a 213th Blackcat CH-47 for a parachute jump.
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

Para Op 2: shows SP4 Timmons and SP5 Godfrey descending.
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

Para Op 3: shows SGT Pelletier preparing to land.
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

Para Op 4: shows SGT Pelletier landing.
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

Para Op 5: shows me landing.
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

Para Op 6: the detachment is returning from the jump to our compound and it shows CPL Scullin, CPL Trooper (the dog), SP4 Timmons, SGT Whorff (both on the truck), SGT Charnock, 1LT McInnes, SGT Mohs, and 1LT Farrow.
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

Det Mar 1968: shows (rear) SP4 Kelly Timmons, SP4 Dick Whorff, CPL Denny Rouse, SGT John Charnock (Det NCOIC), SP4 Lawrence Rocki (also a Medic), SP5 Tom Godfrey (also a Parachute Rigger), SGT Curt Pelletier, (front) SP4 Mark Smeder, SGT Al Washington, and SP4 Bob Mohs.
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

May 1968 2: shows (rear) 1LT Farrow, 1LT Jackowski, 1LT McInnes (det XO), SP4 Timmons, SP5 Godfrey, CPL Scullin, SP4 Ponder, CPL Smeder, SGT Whorff, SGT Smith, CPL Rouse, and CPL Hunt; (front) SGT Pelletier, SGT Charnock (det NCOIC), CPT Gram (det OIC), CPL Rocki, and SGT Mohs. (Notice the swimming pool to the right... Aviators know how to live right!)
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

Det 1968: shows (rear) ? (a pilot), SP4 Ponder, 1LT Farrow, ?, SGT Smith, CPL Rouse, CPL Hunt, and SP4 Mohs; (front) SGT Pelletier, SGT Charnock (det NCOIC), 1LT McInnes (det XO), and SP4 Timmons in the raft. (Not sure of the date of this photo, but again by the pool... it's a rough war, but someone has to do it!)
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs

This is my father, Sergeant Major Henry P. Mohs, taken in July of 1968 outside of his "Office." He was then the G2 SGM, 1st Inf Div at Lai Khe on his second tour... his first was 1956-57. He retired in 1970 and died in 1994
Image courtesy of Robert P. Mohs


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