Welcome to the 221st Aviation Company “Shotguns”
This page is dedicated to the men who served in the 221st from its activation on 23 March 1965 to its deactivation 10 October 1971. The unit flew the L-19 or O-1 Bird Dog.
I apologize for any errors or omissions as the records keeping for this period of time were incomplete in many instances. Many hours of research have gone into this project. The information is public knowledge, so feel free to share it, however I ask you respect my effort. Full credit is given to the authors of all documents and pictures.
posted on: 12-01-2016
Volume 8, Issue 12 (And Final Edition) - Contents: The Chaplain's Corner| Veteran's Day Continued | Last Combat Mission | A Layman's Understanding of the Christmas Story | Bucket List | You Can Leave The Military, But... | Thanks | The Folded
posted on: 11-01-2016
Volume 8, Issue 11 - Contents: Veteran's Day | The Chaplain's Corner | The Bucket List | It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter | The Editor's Desk | Birthdays for November | Links | Parting Shot
posted on: 10-01-2016
Volume 8, Issue 10 - Contents: The Chaplain's Corner | The Other Half |The Facebook Page | Living Legend | Attention to Detail | Irish Viagra |Birthdays for October | Links | Be Very Careful In the Morning
posted on: 09-01-2016
Volume 8, Issue 9 - Contents: The Chaplain's Corner |Rio and Redemption |The Prayer Bears | Finkelstein and Jesus |September 17, 1787 |Older Women |The Editor's Desk |The Worth of a Dollar Bill |Birthdays for September |Links | Death by Guinness
posted on: 08-01-2016
Volume 8, Issue 8 - Contents: The Chaplain's Corner | I've Got To... | The Editor's Desk | A Soldier's Flag | The Decision To Drop The Bomb | Birthdays for August | Links | Parting Shot
Birddog Unit Memorial
The Birddog Memorial Monument
Veterans Memorial Park
The memorial is now in place.
Please take time to visit it at
Fort Rucker, Alabama