Photo tag:".... Soldiers relax aboard a Bell UH-1 Iroquois - the Huey. Being aboard a helicopter was like being on a miniature vacation, as it provided a few moments of rest "out of the war." Location, names, and date unknown. ..." One of Charlie Haughey's recovered photos : http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/03/a_soldiers_eye_rediscovered_pi.html#photo4 via ~ The NAM (tag cred ~ Bob B.)
A UH-1 helicopter lands 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division troop. "Hueys", as the helicopters were popularly known, were used for MedEvac, command and control, and air assault; to transport personnel and materiel; and as gunships in Vietnam.
Medal of Honor Recipient, CAPTAIN ED. FREEMAN, U.S. Army Pilot, died age 70, in Boise, Idaho. The media failed to report this brave man's passing. In Viet Nam-Nov.11,1967 - he flew 13x into heavy machine gun fire, carrying out wounded 3 at a time & their buddies, despite C.O. having canceled further MedEvac flights. It was not his job. After mission completed, it was realized that he had taken 4 hits himself.