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UH-1 Helicopter

 
 
UH-1 Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 7, 2019
1. UH-1 Helicopter Marker
Inscription.  UH-1 Helicopter

The Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopter is commonly referred to as the workhorse of the Vietnam War. It was responsible for lifesaving, medical evacuation, troop and cargo movement, and when properly equipped, as a gunship.

This helicopter served in Vietnam from Nov 1968 to Feb 1972, accumulated over 3000 flight hours in a combat zone, and was attached to the 1st Air Cav.

Currently it carries the markings of the air ambulance assigned to the 68th medical detachment of the Chu Lai Dustoff.

Dedicated to those who served in Vietnam.
 
Erected 1999 by American Legion Post 362, VFW Post 205.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 42° 45.445′ N, 78° 37.391′ W. Marker is in Aurora, New York, in Erie County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Legion Drive and Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Aurora NY 14052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to Those Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-84
UH-1 Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 7, 2019
2. UH-1 Helicopter Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dedicated to Those Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Baker Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); The Middle Road (approx. ¾ mile away); The Roycroft Shops (approx. ¾ mile away); Elbert Hubbard / Michelangelo (approx. 0.8 miles away); Millard Fillmore House (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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