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A tribute to and mini-history of the

11th Special Forces Group (Abn)

from a Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 3rd Bn perspective

The Quiet Professionals

The Special Forces motto: "De Oppresso Liber" - to free the oppressed

Beret with 11th Flash

RIP “Doc” Heinitsh

Harry HeinitshHEINITSH, DR. HARRY ERNEST III McClellanville, South Carolina 80, passed away Wednesday February 17, 2016 at his residence. Born November 18, 1935 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Harry Ernest Heinitsh II, MD and the late Annette Blake Heinitsh. He graduated high school from Darlington School in Rome Georgia, received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, and earned his degree in medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Heinitsh was a retired physician who, during his career, was always on the go developing new and innovative ways to treat patients. He was Medical Director of Miami Beach Fire and Rescue for over 20 years and a member of the College of Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Heinitsh was a Special Forces veteran of the United States Army Reserves who served over 40 years, attaining the rank of Colonel. He was also a member of the Special Forces Association Chapter 85.

US Army Special Operations Command

16 May 2015

1st SFOD-D - 1
ISIS - 0

Team takes out Senior ISIS leader during nighttime raid in eastern Syria.


AN/PRC-74 Radio

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Communicate with your peers.

The 11th Special Forces Group was deactivated in 1995 along with the 12th Group.

Both groups were part of the U.S. Army Reserves for many years.

Their (shortsighted) removal from the Reserve components during budget cutbacks after Desert Storm left
the 19th and 20th Groups of the Army National Guard to soldier on.

Some of the soldiers of the 11th transferred to the 20th Group, changing their flash to continue their careers. One company from the 2nd Bn of the 11th Group in Virginia transferred in it’s entirety to the 20th Group.

The National Guard SF Groups have distinguished themselves in combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan
where several have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Citizen soldiers who dedicated part of their lives.. and in several instances their life...
in service to our country.

This site is intended to be a meeting place for the men of the 11th Group. In particular, the 3rd Battalion and its HHD that was located in Miami, Florida for so many years.

Although we’ve scattered with the wind, this soldier hasn’t forgotten those he served with. First as a O5B on an A Team with Company F, fresh out of SFQC in August 1973, to an 18E serving as Battalion Commo Chief or Intel Chief at different times in the ‘80s and very early ‘90s.

Contributions of historical material (aka “war stories” or photos)
from former 11th Group soldiers are welcome.

Chuck Joslin SFC 18E4O
Co F, 11th SFGA / HHD 3rd Bn, 11SFGA
Served 1972-1991

Distinguished Honor Graduate - SFQC Class 5-73

Email contact: Chuck Joslin

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USAR (prior to purge of SF from Reserves)