Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Above and Beyond

As in my previous two posts, I've made mention of the fact that we were travelling to Washburn, IL. to find a military vehicle of some kind. I'm happy to say we discovered a Vietnam era Huey helicopter! Still wearing faded Army green and stenciled in bold black letters, this beauty looks like you could gas it up and fly away with it.  Though it's surrounded by bushes now, one can close their eyes and easily conjure up the sights and sounds of this wonderful survivor coming in for a landing in a rice paddy, machine gun fire bouncing off its fuselage and men scrambling into the back for a last minute, life or death rescue.  If you're ever up that way, stop and pay homage to a machine that likely saved countless lives.

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