The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association will donate this monument to Arlington National Cemetery. Photo Credit: Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
The association members completed the lengthy application process before the end of 2014, but the cemetery’s advisory committee was deadlocked 3-3 on the proposal.
The Vietnam War was known as the "helicopter war" because the United States relied heavily on the aircraft to transport troops and provide close-air support. Photo Credit: The Associated Press
A monument that honors the Vietnam-era helicopter crews is important not only for family members who visit Arlington Cemetery to see their loved ones, but also for those who aren’t directly impacted.
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