HUBBARD, Ohio (WYTV) – An iconic aircraft made a special appearance in Hubbard Thursday afternoon.
The Vietnam-era Huey helicopter landed at the Hubbard High School soccer complex. Hundreds of people came to see it up close and personal and its American Huey 369 crew.
American Huey 369 is a group of people dedicated to the preservation of the iconic Huey helicopters that served in Vietnam. They preserve them and fly them to veterans events and patriotic events in order to educate citizens on the history of the Huey.
One of the crewmen is Bill Flowers, a Hubbard resident and Vietnam veteran. He was proud to add his hometown to the flight itinerary.
“It is unbelievable. When I was in Vietnam, I first of all did not think I was going to make it home and let alone now to bring it here in front of my town. It is incredible. It is great that my commander has agreed to this, even though we are on our way to Connecticut,” Flowers said.
The crew will attend the Vietnam 50th celebration weekend at the Connecticut Air National Guard Base.