Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Scott And Carol Present - A Tribute To The Brave Veterans Who Have Sacrificed For Our Country!

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois or more commonly known as a Huey is powered by a single turbo-shaft engine, with two-bladed main and tail rotors

The Huey was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952, and it first flew on 20 October 1956

Ordered into production in March 1960, the UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military with more than 16,000 have been built.

The UH-1's first combat operation was in the service of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. The original designation of HU-1 the copper led to the helicopter's nickname of Huey In September 1962, the designation was changed to UH-1, but "Huey" remained in common use. Approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft saw service in Vietnam.

But this story isn't about the machine, it's about the men behind the machine. We were lucky enough to get to ride in this Huey and we had the pleasure to meet Motown, That's him in the white shorts walking to towards the helicopter. Motown had a story to tell and luckily he shared his story with us

The helicopter is flown by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation located in Hampton Georgia. You can find more information here

Our thanks to Motown, for sharing his story on behalf of all the Vietnam Veterans, a special shout out to the World War II veterans who are celebrating the 70 anniversary year of their victory over the Axis nations, and all veterans, both past and present who have sacrificed on our behalf.