265th ASA Co. & B-1STB/1BCT

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Charles (Ed) Johnson & Doug Bonnot


Book by Doug Bonnot

Camp Eagle 1971 (John Mastro)

Source: Korean Tailor across
from Company HQ?

Source: Korean Tailor across
from Company HQ?

More info needed



(adhesive sticker)

(John Mastro)




Evolution of a design (blind, no mouth)

Evolution of a design
(blind, w/ mouth)

Evolution of a design
(eyes, no mouth)



U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry:

The bat, a night flying mammal
whose activities are shrouded in
mystery and secrecy, is used to
allude to those aspects that apply
to the surveillance function of the
Army Security Agency Battalion

The 265th Army Security Agency Co. (Airborne)

was activated on 21 April, 1967 at Fort Campbell, KY & activated as a subordinate unit of the 301st ASA Battalion (Corps). The 265th was deployed to Vietnam on 19 November, 1967 with the designation 265th Radio Research Co. (Airborne). After 1552 days in Vietnam & participation in 13 named campaigns, the 265th RRC was inactivated at Phu Bai on 01 April, 1972

Please guide questions regarding the 265th ASA to John Mastro

265th/406th Reunion: Aug. 2010, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Left to Right: Bill Troyer - Lee Thorsell - Dave Finley - Bruce Rollman - Doug Bonnot -
Frank Leftault - Ed Johnson - John Mastro - Ken Manley - Dan Johnson - Chuck Cimino.

Company HQ, Camp Eagle, RVN, 1970.
Note the bat on sign

The yellow bat was stenciled on unit vehicles
prior to deployment from Fort Campbell.
The bat was visible from a great distance and
allowed quick assembly of unit equipment.



Signal Maintenance Section, Camp Eagle, 1969
Note the large bat on roof

Bat Room One
One of the early ‘permanent’ buildings

Pictured: Tom O'Malley. Note the bat on tent.

Note the bat on tent

Bat-Douche - Vietnam 1969

265th RRC Bar & Grill, Camp Eagle
August 1971 (Walt White)
Note Yellow Bat above door

An expanded(?) Bat Cave, Company Main,
Camp Eagle, RVN, 1969



Tom Magill submitted video footage
of this Bar & Grill and a panoramic view
of Camp Eagle, Vietnam, taken in 1971.
-or here- Bathead.com

265th RRC Commander’s M151 Jeep
Note: Bat on LF quarter-panel

CP Evans, August 1969, 'Bat Jeep' w/ Jim, Marchesani
Note: bat on RF quarter-panel of this M151
(Charles E. Johnson)
"BAT GUANO"(two words) is stenciled on windshield
frame and the yellow bat appears on the
RF quarter panel of this M151
Pictured: Ed Johnson.
Note: Bat on right door of the M-37

M-37 with a S-144/G(?) communications shelter.
Note the bat on right door of this M-37
(Denny Morris)

Pictured: Ed Johnson at CP Evans, October 1968
Note "BATGUANO" (one word) is stencilled
on the windsheild frame of this MUTT.
(Charles E. Johnson)


1968 AN/PRD-1 HF Direction Finder Receiver
Note the yellow bat on radio

1970 Captured ChiCom 139D HF Receiver
installed in a US Army ammo can
Note the yellow bat on radio

265th RRC - LEFT BANK Elephant Branders
"Elephant Brander" mounted on a Bell UH-1
equipped with LEFT BANK direction finding gear.

Original caption: "Cappy" Capello working an
ARDF mission, 265th of the 101st ABN.
November 1971. (John Mastro)


Alpha Company, 311th MI was redesignated as
B Co., 326th Brigade Troops Battalion after
their return from Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2007 the unit was again redesignated
B Co., 1st Special Troops Battalion,
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne.


More information about this unit
would be very much appreciated

Members of IEW Platoon, 1-STB/1BCT in Iraq.
White bat on splinter shield

Long Range Reconnaissance Detachment.
Weapons training prior to deployment to Iraq.
Note: small white bat on RF quarter-panel

326 Brigade Troops Battalion
The spade establishes the company as
part of the Bastogne Brigade of WW II.
The Bat Cave Unit Club in Iraq, 2008
B-1STB/1BCT, 101st Ariborne

Magnet created for a fundraiser by
the Family Support Group for the
B Co 1st Special Troops Battalion,
1st Brigade Combat Team101st Airborne