From time to time I encounter people who are extremely passionate about the causes that lead to an interview.
One such person is John Walker from the American Huey 369 organization.
This Indiana based group has purchased and refurbished 3 of the more than 5 thousand Huey helicopters used during the war in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 over the past 12 plus years.
Their organization, which now boasts more than 14,000 members, works to preserve the history and salute the mission of these copters which were used to evacuate wounded soldiers, transport medical and other supplies, and provide support for U.S. forces.
Walker and other representatives of the American Huey 369 organization will be coming to Fort Fest in Fort Jennings this Friday through Sunday.
They’ll be offering Huey flights to those who register in advance.
Talking with Walker, in an interview a portion of which is attached, reveals his respect for the servicemen who used or were served by the Huey.
It’s his desire to bring the history of these unique crafts to life.
Push the play button below left to hear a portion of my conversation with John Walker
Any time we can salvage important pieces of history like this, in my opinion, we need to make sure we do everthing we can to help those involved!
That’s the way I see it.