October 13 2009
The Army National Guard has retired the UH-1 Iroquois, better known as the Huey, reports the Army News Service.
An early October ceremony at Fort Myer, Va., marked the end of more than 50 years of service in the Army and nearly 40 years with the National Guard for the helicopter, which was fielded in 1959.
About 15,000 Hueys were produced, with about half of those serving in Vietnam.
The UH-1 has been replaced by the UH-60 Black Hawk and UH-72 Lakota.
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