Rolling Thunder Washington, DC Inc.
February 13 at 1:13pm ·
Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument in Arlington National
Cemetery to be dedicated April 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – The Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument
will be dedicated in a formal ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Wednesday,
Apr 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM.
The monument will honor the nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers killed
during the Vietnam War, and is the only monument established to honor all who died
operating rotary-wing aircraft in what is frequently called, “the Helicopter War.”
During the Vietnam War the helicopter became the mainstay for joint operational
mobility. Approximately 12,000 helicopters operated in the combat zone and were
used by all military services: Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. Of this number,
5,086 were destroyed.