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New Permanent Exhibit Features Vietnam War's Iconic "Huey" Helicopter

Date: 
05/17/2012

 


Medal of Honor recipient Patrick Brady to speak at May 26 exhibit opening

 

Photo of U.S. Army Huey helicopters in VietnamSEATTLE, May 17, 2012--On May 26 a "Huey" helicopter used in the Vietnam War will go on permanent exhibit at The Museum of Flight. 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.

For more information and photos please see: http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/bell-uh-1h-iroquois-huey

 

 

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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

 

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

Mike Bush 

Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
253.307.3225

Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager
206.437.7584

 

New Permanent Exhibit Features Vietnam War's

Iconic "Huey" Helicopter

Medal of Honor recipient Patrick Brady to speak at May 26 exhibit opening

 

 

Photo of U.S. Army Huey helicopters in VietnamSEATTLE, May 17, 2012--On May 26 a "Huey" helicopter used in the Vietnam War will go on permanent exhibit at The Museum of Flight. 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.

 

For more information and photos please see: http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/bell-uh-1h-iroquois-huey

 

 

Museum of Flight News Releases

Access this and all other Museum of Flight news releases online at:  

www.museumofflight.org/press/archives

 

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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

 

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

Mike Bush 

Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
253.307.3225

Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager
206.437.7584