Bucy, Darrell, SFC

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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
92A-Automated Logistical Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1978-1981, 67N20, 173rd Aviation Company (AHC)
Previously Held MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
67N30-UH-1 Team Chief
71P-Flight Operations Coordinator
67Z-Aircraft Maintenance Senior Sergeant
67W-Aircraft Quality Control Supervisor
67N40-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer Supervisor
67T40-UH-60 Helicopter Repairman Supervisor
93P-Aviation Operations Specialist
Service Years
1974 - 2009
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Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Army Civilian Retired Lapel Pin




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What are you doing now:
I retired from the U.S. Army having served over 34 years in both the Active Army and Army Reserve in April 2009. I then retired from Civil Service employed as a Military Technician, having worked as a UH-1H helicopter mechanic (at the US Army Reserve Aviation Support Facility-Dallas), production controller-aircraft (at USARASF-Dallas and Houston) and as a unit administrator (215th Quartermaster Detachment, Conroe, Texas) in July 2009.  Living in the Rio Grande Valley in Harlingen, Texas.  I'm a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church and I volunteered at the Harlingen Food Pantry and a Volunteer Profile Assistant with TogetherWeServed.com.  After almost a year volunteering with TWS, I became a contract TWS Administrator, working with all the branches of Together We Served.

Update Jan 5, 2018.  Moved from Harlingen, (in the Rio Grande Valley) Texas to Lufkin, (in deep East) Texas.  We are now just under 3 hours from our farthest kiddo.  We love east Texas and plan that this will be our last move. 
   
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   1978-1981, 67N20, 173rd Aviation Company (AHC)

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From Month/Year
June / 1978
To Month/Year
- / 1981
Unit
173rd Aviation Company (AHC) Unit Page
Rank
Sergeant
MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Location
Hanau
Country/State
Germany
 
 
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 173rd Aviation Company (AHC) Details

173rd Aviation Company (AHC)
MISSION:  The mission of the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company was to provide tactical air movement of combat troops in airmobile operations, and to provide tactical air movement of combat supplies and equipment.

HISTORY:  The 173rd Aviation Company (Airmobile) (Light) was activated on 1 September 1965 and was initially assigned to the 10th Aviation Group at Fort Benning, GA. The 173rd Avn Co (Airmobile) (Light) remained at Fort Benning for organization and training until January 1966 when it began deployment to Vietnam. The main body departed Columbus, GA 15 February 1966 and arrived in Vung Tau, Vietnam 10 March 1966. The 173rd was assigned to the 1st Aviation Bridge's 11th Combat Aviation Battalion at Phu Loi and made their base at Lai Khe. The 173rd supported elements of the 1st, 9th and 25th Infantry Divisions in the III Corps, in the Tactical Zone north of Saigon. The 173rd Aviation Company underwent a name change and became the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company and operated as an element of Airmobile. The 173rd AHC served from 1966 to 1972 when the unit stood-down. The unit was awarded the Valorous Unit Award and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. SP4 Gary G. Wetzel was awarded our nation's most precious award, the "Medal of Honor" by then President Lyndon B. Johnson.

In September 1972, the 350th Aviation Company (Air Mobile), located at Fliegerhorst Kaserne, in Erlensee, FRG, part of the Hanau Military Community stood down and the aircraft and equipment was transferred to the restructured 173rd Aviation Company. The 173rd Aviation Company was a subordinate unit of the 11th Aviation Battalion located at Maurice Rose Army Airfield, Bonames, FRG, north of Frankfurt. At that time, there was a mixture of UH-1C and D models and AH-1s. Ultimately the unit would have 23 UH-1H helicopters equipped with the M-56 Mine Dispensing Units, broken up into 3 Flight platoons. There was also a Headquarters platoon and a Maintenance Platoon. The unit carried the nickname of The Robin Hoods and the field behind the billets was named Sherwood Forest. The unit remained until it was deactivated in the early 1980's. 
Type
Air Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
Aviation Units
Strength
Company
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Last Updated: May 3, 2018
   
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173rd Aviation Company (AHC)

Lane, Harry, SSG, (1974-1983) TC 67N20 Staff Sergeant
Cintron, Melvin, CW4, (1976-2016) TC 67N20 Sergeant
Suttles, Jimmy, SGT, (1975-1980) AV 67N20 Sergeant
Lindgren, William, SGT, (1976-1984) TC 68B Sergeant
Braun, David, SP 4, (1980-1983) TC 67N10 Specialist 4
Leist, Steve, PFC, (1976-1979) TC 68G Private First Class
Marubbio, Arthur, MAJ, (1968-1979) EN 1331 Major
Gaumond, William, CW5, (1968-1998) AV 153D Chief Warrant Officer 5
Thomas, Michael, CW4, (1972-1993) AV 100B Chief Warrant Officer 4
Rohr, Stephen, CW4, (1974-2009) AV 100B Chief Warrant Officer 3
Curtis, Larry, CW4, (1974-1994) AV 100B Chief Warrant Officer 2
Shidell, Larry, CSM AV 67N10 Sergeant First Class
Hagedorn, David, SFC, (1970-1991) AV 67R Staff Sergeant
Migliozzi, Thomas (Mig), 1SG, (1976-1997) AV 67N10 Sergeant
Vickers, Victor, CW3, (1974-1994) AV 67U Sergeant
Abrams, Payton, SP 5 OD 68N Specialist 5
Bellizzi, Michael, SP 4, (1977-1980) AV 67R Specialist 4
Boyd, John, SSG, (1980-1993) OD 35K Specialist 4
Morell, James, SP 4, (1980-1983) QM 76W Specialist 4
Murray, Steve, SP 4, (1975-1978) QM 76E Specialist 4
Toussaint, Terry, PFC, (1978-1981) AV 68M Private First Class
Costa, James, CW2, (1972-1980) AV Chief Warrant Officer 2
Hatch, Kim, CW2, (1978-1985) AV Warrant Officer 1
Villasana, Lionel, SFC, (1964-1988) AD Sergeant First Class
Cora, Constantin, SSG, (1974-1991) AV Staff Sergeant
Ludwig, Edward, SFC, (1971-1991) AV Sergeant
Fuller, David, SP 4, (1975-1978) AR Specialist 4
Polite, Kevin, SP 4, (1979-1983) AV Specialist 4

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