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Huey 624 – the pride and the workhorse of our fleet. In July 1967 she was bought by the US Army brand new from Bell Helicopter, and sent to Vietnam in December of 1967. She was assigned to combat service with the famous 61st Assault Helicopter Company. The dice showing 6 & 1 denote the unit designation 61st and also adds up to 7 meaning Good Luck, thus the call sign “Lucky”.
The “Star” comes from the Senior Aviators’ Badge (which had a star on top of the pilot wings). “Lucky Star” would be a slick (no door guns), and for compatibility, a 61st gunship would bear “Star Blazers” to symbolize the speed & power of the gunships. 624 is another rare Combat Veteran, she has served in Vietnam, and has over 2200 combat flight hours. She carries several Purple Hearts, and several American Soldiers have given the ultimate sacrifice in this aircraft.
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