It started as an artistic tribute on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and became something even more powerful.
Artist Steve Maloney from California found the shell of an old Vietnam helicopter and reconfigured it as a sculpture dedicated to his fellow veterans who served in Vietnam. As the chopper, which came to be known as Huey #174, toured the country, veterans came to him expressing their profound thanks for helping them face memories long submerged. This remarkable journey was captured in an Emmy Award-winning documentary and song, and, on March 29, 2021—Vietnam War Veterans Day—it will be released as a stunning book, packed with photographs. You can see the book trailer for Take Me Home Huey here.
Steve served from 1963-1969 with the Kalamazoo, Mich. National Guard 156th Signal Battalion.
A portion of the proceeds from the book sales will be donated to benefit art therapy programs for veterans.