Vietnam Veterans Honored with a Gift from the Past

BRANSON, Mo. -- The Branson Veterans Memorial Museum dedicated their most recent edition on Saturday.

A vietnam huey UH1C helicopter to the service of all veterans who served in the war.

Photojournalist Chris Six spoke with those in attendance at the ceremony and captured the following footage.

Geoff Gardisky says, "So today we are dedcating this aircraft to the all the veitnam vets not just pilots so we are welcoming them home."

"A lot of these guys didn't get the recognizition the deserved and Mr. Hoppe would like to let these guys know that this is their place to come see the museum and the huey. Its meant a lot to them and thats what we're trying to focus on."

Hoppe says, "Huey was a symbol for Veitnam and so anytime they see one of these they gravitat for it, they jump out and everyone of them has a story."

A veitnam vet says,  "I'd serve again if I had to. Anybody that joined the service signed a blank check to serve their country and put their lives on the line."

"A veteran is a veteran."


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