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The Comanchero patch came from the F Troop time period also. I know it is hard to separate the A Co Comancheros from the F Troop Comancheros, the men where the same for the most part, the call sign was the same only instead of Call signs of A Co were from Comanchero 00-30, and F Troop had numbers in from 40 and above but were still the Comancheros. The aircraft and the missions where the big difference during our F Troop days. At least that is the easy way to explain it, however as any Comanchero knows, it was a state of mind too. Serving as a Cav unit was part of the mystique of being a Comanchero and we brought that attitude into the way we flew our missions. I know for certain that Comanchero attitude of "can do" saved lives in the way we approached later missions such as CCN/SOG and in Lam Son 719. We worked very closely again with the Cav units during Lam Son 719 and I believe that it was again that Comanchero attitude that allowed those missions to succeed during the seemingly impossible missions of LS 719. We may have never worn the Stetsons, but we certainly had the attitude! I was not with the unit during the F Troop period, but I learned quickly of what it took to be a Comanchero. It probably saved my life during Lam Son 719 too. I was with the second flight platoon. I came to the Comancheros after spending a couple of months as a 11B grunt with the 101st. I got the chance to transfer to the Comancheros as a door gunner in late 1970, partly because of my mechanical scores. In April of 1971 in became a OJT Crew Chief for the Comancheros and remained a CE until I went home in Oct 1971. Three months later the unit colors returned to Ft. Campbell, KY. where they are today. - courtesy of Richard Bittle