Jerry Mellick is pleased to report the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument Dedication Ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 4:00 PM in the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) Memorial Amphitheater with a post-ceremony reception at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial located near the cemetery entrance.
Bob Hesselbein, Chairman of the Legacy Committee of VHPA (National) reports:
The VHPA Legacy Committee is pleased to report the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument Dedication Ceremony held at Arlington National Cemetery on April 18th was a great success. Some 3400 attendees—VHPA members, Vietnam Veterans, Gold Star Families, active-duty servicemen, families, friends, and strong media representation—enjoyed music, brief speeches, a somber procession to the monument, and an outstanding 4-ship fly-by of USAF “Hueys.” The weather was extraordinary: clear skies and comfortable temperatures.
For those unable to attend, the VHPA Legacy Committee was able to arrange C-SPAN coverage of the amphitheater portion of the event. The event will air on Sunday, May 6th at 11am on C-SPAN3’s American History TV.
The news media was present at the ceremony, and below are links to some of the video/written reports: