Museum of Flight New Permanent Exhibit Features Vietnam War’s Iconic “Huey” Helicopter

On May 26 a “Huey” helicopter used in the Vietnam War will go on permanent exhibit at The Museum of Flight.

Bell UH 1H Iroquois (Huey)P1

A ceremony will open the exhibit at 11 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public, and will be attended by members of the helicopter’s restoration team, Museum officials, Vietnam War veterans and members of local military and law enforcement agencies. Speakers include Museum President and CEO Doug King and Medal of Honor recipient retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady. During the Vietnam War, Brady served with the Medical Service Corps, flying Huey air ambulance helicopters. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for piloting four extremely dangerous rescue flights in Vietnam on Jan. 6, 1968.

The Museum’s UH-1H Iroquois was delivered to the U.S. Army in Vietnam in early 1970. It saw service during the war and long after, until it was retired in 1994. The Museum obtained the aircraft from King County. The Museum has recently completed the restoration of the helicopter to reflect its service in Vietnam.

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