Vietnam-era helicopter dedicated at Veteran's Memorial Park

by Brandon Richards bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC-TV) – A Vietnam-era U.S. Army Huey helicopter was dedicated in a ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Park on Sunday.

The dedication of the Huey helicopter was part of the City of Lake Charles' Red, White, Blue and You Independence Day celebration.

The helicopter served in combat during the Vietnam War with the 1st Cavalry. The helicopter was damaged during battle and was eventually sent back to the United States.

In 2006, the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission, the Marine Corps League and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 215, started a projected to find the helicopter.

A team of local volunteers put the finishing touches on the helicopter.

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