Helicopter War in Vietnam

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Event Details

This Veterans Day join us to hear from members of the 60th Assault Helicopter Company: Pilot Jim Alford, Crew Chief John Highfill, Pilot CJ Percle, and Barbara Oliver Bagnall, sister of a fallen veteran who fought during the Vietnam War. Learn about the use of helicopters in American wars and listen as each member shares a story about a fateful helicopter rescue mission in 1972. How did they make the decision to accept the mission? Who would fly the aircraft and who would crew the aircraft? What was it like to be at home waiting and not knowing the status of your loved one? Stop by the Chelsea Comfort Inn for this first hand account of helicopters in the Vietnam War. 

 In partnership with City of Chelsea, Ann Arbor Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion Post 31.

Event Type(s): Adult, Senior