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HMA-269 Gunrunners Patch – Sew On

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HMA-269 Gunrunners Patch – Plastic Backing

Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron 269
HML/A-269
“Gunrunners”
Organized as the first USMC Attack Helicopter squadron, HML/A-269 has served in the Mediterranean, Lebanon and the Gulf War (ashore and afloat). During Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003), the squadron flew missions in support of I MEF. Detachments have deployed with MEUs to the Balkans. Like sister squadron HML/A-167, HML/A-269 persists in using the “Light/Attack” designation.

LINEAGE
Activated 1 July 1971 at New River, NC, as MARINE ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 269 (HMA-269).

Redesignated 1986 as MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 269 (HML/A-269).

UNIT HONORS
PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
IRAQ
2003

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH 1 BRONZE STAR

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH 2 BRONZE STARS

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH 2 BRONZE STARS

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER WITH 3? BRONZE STARS

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE STREAMER

Nicknames: “Sea Cobras”; “Gunrunners”
Aircraft: AH-1J/T/W; UH-1N
ID Code: HF 1971-

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Additional information

Dimensions 4.5 × 4.5 in