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Vietnam War

The sixth image depicts the UH-1 Huey air assault, bringing infantry troops into Pleiku, South Vietnam. The Huey’s primary mission was carrying infantry into combat, commonly called “combat assaults”, which involved a “package” of up to 8 to 10 Hueys, supported by two or three gunships and monitored by a Command and Control aircraft orbiting overhead. During combat assaults, the UH-1 could carry 6 to 8 infantrymen. Other missions included supplying replacement personnel, food, water, ammunition and necessities to infantry units in the field or at forward bases. Hueys were also often utilized as Medevac helicopters, transporting wounded soldiers to safety and medical treatment.

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