via E.S. "Mule" Holmberg
In 1980, the three Marine Reserve Heavy Helicopter Squadrons (HMH-769,-772,-777) were reorganized and one large squadron was formed. HMH-769 was deactivated and redesignated HMH-772 Det A. Det A was activated during the Gulf War (1990-91) and served with MAG-26. After the end of hostilities, HMH-772 Det A embarked aboard USS Tarawa as the heavy-lift element of MAG-50. While part of MAG-50, the "Roadhogs" took part in Operation Sea Angel, the Bangladesh disaster relief operation.
In 1993, the detachments were deactivated, and HMH-769 was reactivated.
Activated 1 June 1980 by redesignation of
Deactivated 1 April 1993 - resumed HMH-769 designation.
This detachment served with MAG-50 during the Gulf War and participated in Operation "Sea Angel" in Bangladesh (1991).