Sunday, July 2, 2017

"Take Me Home Huey" Honoring Vietnam Veterans

Vietnam Memorial Helicopter "Take me home Huey", visits Oshkosh

NBC 26 News
Shara Taylor
July 2, 2017
"I know a lot of Vietnam vets don't like to talk about it, but for me being able to share it with other people it kind of lifts it away," said Ruby.
A Vietnam war helicopter, transformed into a work of art, will be on display at the EAA Aviation Museum beginning this July 4th weekend. The exhibit honors Vietnam veterans and brings awareness to PTSD.

"They never really got the proper welcome home and we're trying to fix that," said EAA Programs Coordinator Chris Henry.

Henry said the helicopter was shot down in 1969. It was refurbished and later used for training at Fort Rucker in Alabama.

The aircraft was originally used in the Vietnam War for medical evacuations. Saturday it brought back memories and created dialog for veterans.

The display is called "Take me home Huey". A veteran said the helicopter had many uses.

"This was a life line to get inserted or extracted out of fire bases in Vietnam," said Vietnam War veteran Stephan Ruby.
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