Operation Huey Restoration
The Huey became the symbol of U.S. combat forces in Vietnam. In country, more than 12,000 helicopters served alongside our troops. The 7,000 Hueys that served flew 9,713,762 hours. At home, millions watched them fly on nightly news reports. The Huey is an iconic image of the Vietnam Era and a fitting display at the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center.
In February 2013, a group of veteran volunteers, many of them Vietnam Era helicopter pilots and maintenance technicians, began the restoration of a 1964 Bell UH-1D Huey helicopter. Every Vietnam Veteran has Huey memories to share.
Your support will ensure that the contributions of the Huey and the men and women who flew in them will never be forgotten. Our goal is to unveil a restored Huey and museum experience in May 2014, our Huey’s 50th birthday. Here it will be a fitting tribute to all who have served our country as well as a unique and historically important teaching tool for the thousands of students and visitors who experience the Memorial and Museum each year.
Keep up to date with press on the project here