Harrod in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
U.S. Army Helicopter UH-1H
Tail Number 65 03587
The UH-1 helicopier symbolized the war in Vietnam. Just the sound of a Huey will cause any Vietnam Veteran to look skyward and think back in time.
The frst production model Huey was put into service in 1859 and was built by Bell Helicopter. Thousands of Hueys were sent to South Vietnam. They were used for everything imaginable such as commend and control, artillery spotters,spraying defoliants, dropping flames at night for illumination, and delivering hot meals, and mail. They were used to insert and extract troops in combat assaults and special operations. When equipped as gunships they were capable of very close and intense fire support. Perhaps their greatest value, however, was realized when used for medical evacuation. There were more than 372,000 recorded medical evacuations made by helicopter in Vietnam.
The Army purchased the helicopter in December, 1965. Original a D Model, it was Sent to Vietnam and assigned to the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company. It currently caries the marking of the 176th Assault Helicopter Company, Chu Lai, South Vietnam.
The Auglaize Township Historical Society
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Vietnam. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1996.
Location. 40° 42.573′ N, 83° 55.231′ W. Marker is in Harrod, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on East 2nd Street east of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E 2nd St, Harrod OH 45850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. UH-1 Helicopter (here, next to this marker); POW★MIA (a few steps from this marker); Remember Pearl Harbor (a few steps from this marker); M-60 A3 Tank (a few steps from this marker); American Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); 155 MM Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Texas (CGN 39) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrod.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.