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.

~Monte Caylor

221st Memorial

The Birddog Memorial Monument

Veterans Memorial Park

The memorial is now in place. Please take time to visit it at Fort Rucker, Alabama

Please join and support the International Bird Dog Association (IBDA).
The membership is only $30 annually.
They preserve and perpetuate the Bird Dog. This is the airplane that we all know and love.

Click here to go to the IBDA website.

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Shotgun Blasts ( NEWS)

December 2016 Shotgun Blasts (Final Edition)

By Monte Caylor / December 1, 2016 / Comments Off on December 2016 Shotgun Blasts (Final Edition)

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 Napkin, A Truckers Story | The Editor’s Desk | Birthdays for December | Parting Shot

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November 2016 Shotgun Blasts

By Monte Caylor / November 1, 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

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October 2016 Shotgun Blasts

By Monte Caylor / October 1, 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

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