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Take Me Home Huey (2017)

An unlikely partnership between a Veteran's Non-profit group and a Commercial Artist leads them to discover an untold story of pain and loss from the Viet Nam war in the wreckage of an old Huey helicopter which leads to unexpected results.
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Credited cast:
Dave Adams ...
Viet Nam Vet
Dave Barron ...
Himself
Paula Barron ...
Herself
Paul Battaglia ...
Viet Nam Vet
Eric Berla ...
Viet Nam Vet
Jeanie Cunningham ...
Herself
Carol Hewitt ...
Sister of Gary Dubach
Betty Johnson ...
Widow of Viet Nam Vet
Claire Johnson ...
Sister of Steve Schumacher
Steve Maloney ...
Himself
Walter McNees ...
Viet Nam Vet
Jerry McNelly ...
Viet Nam Vet
Tom Nash ...
Viet Nam Vet
Karl Renz Iii ...
Viet Nam Vet
Michael Scaramella ...
Sea Cadet restorer
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The Take Me Home Huey film documents a story of recovery and healing. During the transformation of a Vietnam-era Medevac Huey Helicopter from a wounded war bird, shot down in combat in 1969, into a colorful sculpture we see a mission to help veterans recover from Post-Traumatic Stress. The Partnership of Light Horse Legacy and Artist Steve Maloney formed in 2013 to this end. Like all veterans of war, Huey #67-17174 has a story to tell. Rescued from an Arizona boneyard by Dave Barron, Co-founder of Light Horse Legacy, a Peoria Az. based non-profit PTSD outreach, the wrecked fuselage of 174 is restored by dedicated volunteers from a complete wreck to a Huey that looks flyable again. Then Artist Steve Maloney incorporates his vivid artwork to the outside of the ship. During restoration, Dave uncovers the history of Huey 174, and learns the names of surviving crew and two young soldiers killed during the shoot-down. As the battered helicopter becomes whole, stories of Vietnam veterans and... Written by Dave Barron

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6 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Filmed over Memorial Day 2014. See more »

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