Huey 113 rescued!
281st Veteran Ed Duke heard of a huey about to be scrapped out of public service in East Florida and the aircraft number seemed familiar. It was our Bandit 113, 66-17113, an early H model. Our Lance Ham's crew of friends rescued it. Another crew of veterans, including Ed and 113's crewchief Jay Hays, moved it to the H.E.A.R.T.S. veteran's museum in Huntsville, Texas. It's been painted, but still may need a few parts. The H.E.A.R.T.S museum is a good home for it while "Helping Every American Remember Through Service".
At the H.E.A.R.T.S. Museum. Still needs some work.
Ed Duke, L, 281st rep to the museum, and Jay Hays, first CE of 113
Preflight, ADF still present! It did not have the wirestrike kit in VN.
Time to go; the 2019 reunion in San Antonio awaits.
Images courtesy of Jay Hayes, Ed Duke, and the story from Ed Duke and the 281stAHC Association and
the Piney Woods Edition of Postcards Magazine, November 2014.