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Vietnam Veteran

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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I didn’t have to risk life and limb to take this shot of a Vietnam-era Huey.

This UH1H chopper – known universally as the Huey – looks as though it was hovering above my head, but it’s actually a static display, held up by a metal framework that supports it high above the ground.

Here in Australia, we have a veterans’ organisation called the Returned Services League, or RSL. The Huey is the centrepiece of a Vietnam memorial at the Dandenong branch of the RSL and it was unveiled on 30 April 2005, the anniversary of the fall of Saigon.

Just for the record, this chopper was donated by the US Army.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/350 sec, ISO 200, focal length 85mm.

Featured in 60’s GLORY, October 2009.

Featured in NUMBERS ONE TO A TRILLION, October 2009.

Featured in 60s GLORY, December 2009.

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