On the Move
March 1970 to January 1973.
March 1970 saw the tour of the "Big Red One" come to a close. Most elements of the 1st Infantry rotated back to "The World". Those with time remaining in D Troop, Companies A & B, 1st Aviation Bn and a few others are combined to form C Troop (AIR) 16th Cavalry and assigned to the 13th Battalion 1st Aviation Brigade. The new AO was to be the Mekong Delta and the unit went to Soc Trang to introduce "Charlie" to Darkhorse. No longer in support of American units, they began to support the units of the 21st, 31st, 32nd, and 33rd ARVN Divisions. They did, on occasion work with the Navy SEAL teams in the area. Soc Trang was turned over to the VNAF on November 1st. Darkhorse was on the move again, up to Can Tho Army Airfield with the 7/1st Air Cav Squadron, finally departing Vietnam in January 1973.