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The Helicopter War Panel

The Lifeline for the Combat Troops

In a war zone with few roads, helicopters were the life line for the combat troops. Of the about 12,000 rotary-powered aircraft used in Vietnam, more than 7,000 were the “Huey” utility helicopters depicted in this panel.

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John Deere

Army Huey Pilot

As a helicopter pilot in the iconic UH-1 “Huey” John Deer served in the Army as a Huey “slick” pilot, the lifeline of the ground troops.

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Learn More About the 3417 Project

The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument stands as a permanent honor to all Texans who served in the Vietnam War – and as a permanent memorial to the 3,417 Texans who never came home.  This memorial is made through The 3417 Project, which individually honors each Texan who died in the Vietnam War.

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