Vietnam: An Amazing Helicopter Rescue


Just finished watching this on Netflix – streaming – and fortunately it is on YouTube.

The story of how 2 Huey pilots, one flying an “unarmed” VIP helicopter, rescued 100 Special Forces and South Vietnamese soldiers who were surrounded by 500 NVA.

Even more amazing the Hueys had to “make their own landing zone – descend though 40′ of bamboo with their rotors chopping the bamboo like a Weed Wacker (and thanks to Bell for making the rotors so strong)

Some great home video shots of the massive training facility at Ft Wolters, TX.

It’s worth seeing. 

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