Official Website of the

  219th Aviation Company

    (Surveillance/Utility/Recon)   

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The 219th Aviation Company (Recon) served honorably in the Vietnam War from its activation in April 1965 to its last flight in December 1971.

 

 

What's NEW!!  (Not familiar with Birddog, Watch Video)

  1. Next Reunion in WASHINGTON, DC 17-21 August 2017 Click Here to Register

  2. NEW First Person Stories added as recalled by members of the 219th Aviation Company.

  3. 2015 All Birddog Reunion - Very Successful!  CHECK OUT PICTURES AT http://l19birddog.com/Reunion.htm

  4. Singer George Jones (Passed away Friday 4/26/2013) sang a tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall  - LISTEN HERE

  5. BIRDDOG UNIT MEMORIAL - FT. RUCKER, AL COMING OCTOBER 8-12, 2015 - LEARN MORE (CLICK)

  6. REUNION REGISTRATION FORM

  7. The REAL Facts about Vietnam Click Here

  8. Headhunter Obituary Page added to website

  9. 219th Unit Awards (Awards from Depart of the Army)

  10. Vietnam Wall Facts

  11. TRIBUTE TO ALL VIETNAM VETS - GENERAL  ANTHONY ZINNI, (A 2LT in RVN) - "We are as much the greatest generation as the one that preceeded us"

  12. BEACH BOY'S MIKE LOVE THANKS ALL  HEADHUNTERS

  13. TRIBUTE TO MAJOR ARLIE DEATON (Headhunter 6)

  14. READ HISTORY OF THE 219TH

  15. CALLING ALL HEADHUNTERS (Enlisted, Warrant, Commissioned) - REGISTER ON THE UNIT ROSTER

  16. HEADHUNTER SONG (Recorded 1966 by Headhunters) Flash Versions (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3or  MP3 VERSION (ALL PARTS)

  17. LETTER from A Headhunter's Son (Troy Gainous' son Matthew attended the 2011 Reunion)

  18. Forward Air Controller & The O-1 Bird Dog Vietnam War

  19. Friendly Fac And Green Beret - Tom Price, Robin Thomas and Chuck Rosenberg

  20. Cessna L-19 (O-1) Directional Control

  21. Just Added....HEADHUNTER COMBAT  - FIRST PERSON - STORIES

 

Vietnam Service Medal

 


Distinguished Flying Cross

Bronze Star

Purple Heart

Air Medal

Army Commendation

More Information...

Within this website are the histories of the 219th Headhunters as documented by unit commanders, historians, and the personnel who served. The Unit Histories will be transcribed word for word from the actual documents printed by the unit while in Vietnam.

 

Learn more about the Headhunters dynamic aircraft - the Cessna O-1 Birddog and Birddog History

 

More about the Bird Dog and actual first person reports with pictures. Click Here

 

NEW! "The Bird Dog's Tale" by Bobby Jack Woolley. This is a great book that presents the combat history of the Bird Dog between the years 1962-1972. Read more about this book, its author Bobby Woolley and how to purchase a copy by clicking here.

 

Read more about the L-19 Birddog - in "Cessna Warbirds"  by Walt Shiel

 

Article about 219th Aviation Company in Hawk Magazine March 1970

 

Learn more about Camp Holloway in Pleiku where the Headhunters had their main headquarters.

 

Article by Tom Block written about Headhunter "Old Guys" at Daytona Beach Reunion 2005 - "Cessna at War".

 

Want more Information? See International Birddog Association (Click Here)

 

The Vietnam War - perhaps the Internet's biggest collection of information in one place.

 

Check "What's New" and "News" first to see what's happening.

 

The 219th Aviation Company website is a work in process. Over time we will be adding photos, stories and information as it comes from the people who experienced it.

 

The Headhunter Store provides unique 219th Aviation Company Headhunter products featuring the unit patch. All proceeds over the cost of the items offered go toward the maintenance of this website and the unit reunions.

 

If you have Headhunter Story that you would like to see published on this website, contact bob@219headhunters.com. Stories must be either emailed as a text file or sent as an attachment that can be easily placed on  the website. You will receive credit for your submission. The Webmaster reserves the right to reject or edit (for size) any story before publishing. More Info

 

Watch for additions as the coming weeks, months and years unfold.

 

To submit photos or stories please email bob@219headhunters.com. Each submission will be reviewed prior to inclusion on this website.

 

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  2007 Eagle Team Publishing Group. All information on this website is the property of the brave military personnel who sacrificed their time and well being by putting themselves in harm's way in the service of their country. This website is dedicated to those 219th Aviation Company Headhunters personnel & their families who made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives in this service. Permission for the use of any content on this website is reserved for use by any person who served on active military duty with the 219th Aviation Company . All others must obtain written permission in advance by contacting bob@219headhunters.com