Assault Support 
Helicopter Battalion 
(In Vietnam) 


228th ASHB was the 1st Cavalry Division's Chinook Battalion. The Bn had three companies of CH-47 aircraft. Each company had 16 "Hooks." The Battalion Headquarters (HHC) had a UH-1D/H "Slick" and one OH-6A "Loach." Guns-A-Go-Go was originally the 53rd Aviation Detachment and became the 1st Aviation Detachment when it was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in November 1966.

Click your unit link below for history, info and pictures / Scroll on down for email links:
HQ & HQ Company (HHC): -- "Bulldogs" - - Photos, Info, History, etc...

A Company: -- "Wildcats" - - Photos, Info, History, etc...

B Company: -- "Long Horns" - - Photos, Info, History, etc...

C Company: -- "Crimson Tide" - - Photos, Info, History etc...

Guns-A-Go-Go: -- "Go-Go" - - Photos, Info, History, also the restoration of Easy Money...

 Click on your company to find current EMAIL Addresses for your old buddy:

 A Co.   /   B Co.   /   C Co.    /    HHC    /    Guns-A-Go-Go 

Links to related web sites...

VHFCN -- Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network ...

VHCMA -- Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association...

VHPA -- Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association ...

CHPA -- Combat Helicopter Pilots Association ...

Heli-Vets -- Vietnam Helicopter Vets web site ...

1st Cav Div: -- The 1st Team's History in Vietnam  ...

1st Cav Div Association: -- "Alumni of The First Team"  ...

Army Aviation Museum -- Fort Rucker, AL. Please visit this web site.

Army Aviation Heritage Foundation -- Vietnam era aviation and shows.

Guns-A-Go-Go -- Frank White's excellent Go-Go website. Check his Go-Go art work and memorial tribute to the "CO$T OF LIVING" crew. GREAT site.

Chinook History -- Remember the tail/serial number of your hook - Lots of Hook history!

CH-47 Crew-Locator Page -- Find'um - Past and Present.

1st-228th -- 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment in Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

Mojave Reunion Org. -- CH-34, CH-37, CH-47 4th/152nd Reunion Association.

Hueys -- Artwork illustrations of Vietnam Hueys (also includes hooks from the 228th).



 B/228 mini '99

 A/228 mini '00










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Thanks to Lou Plummer for adapting this art work for use as the background.
This web site was created by Jim Ketcham and is currently maintained by Bill Scott

If you have additional information and/or pictures of the 228th that you
would like to share with this web site, please email: Bill Scott.