|   home
Registration Form   |   What's New   |   Map Index   |   Letters From You   |   Contributors   |   Mission Statement   |   About The Webmaster   |   History   |   Vietnam Memorials and Museums   |   After Action Reports   |   25th Operations   |   The Army Reporter   |   Stars And Stripes Index   |   Tropic Lightning News Index   |   War Stories Etc.   |   The Wall   |   Misc. Items, Etc.   |   Bob Hope Celebrities   |   Related Links   |   Contact Us   |   Cu Chi Base Map   |   The PX   |   Medical Issues   |   Diamondhead   |   Little Bears   |   Headquarters   |   Awards   |   Aviation Videos   |   Free On-Line Books and Pubs.   |   News Letter Index   |   25th Scrap Book   |   Operation Grunt Care Packages   |   25th ID KIA'S   |   Travel Guides   |   Restoration of 722   |   Where Are We   |   25thAviation Today
Restoration of 722
Back To 25th Aviation Home

722 As It Was In Vietnam

722 As It Arrived In Tampa Florida August 2005

This is as it arrived and was unloaded off the truck.
I did some research and apparently there was a cockpit mod to change the cockpit enclosure. The tail numbers match up to our own ship in Vietnam.
Next Step is to put it back together and get it painted.

Ron :
we finally got the bird put back together. A huey crewchief came over from Patrick AFB and supervised about 10 of us broke down old men but we got it done. Now it looks like a real helicopter again. We hope to prep it in the next few weeks and then proceed with the paint job.
i will keep you posted on our progress.

Take care

Howard Smith

Front row--Jim ,Mark, ? , Archie
Back row- Chris, Brian, ? , ? , Rick, Howard

Jim is over seer of our a/c , Mark is crewchief who supervised assembly , Archie is curator of museum ,Chris is Brians son
brian is vhpaf member ? ? are two active duty members who brought wrecker from Mcdill AFB to assemble bird
Rick is my buddy who lost a brother in law with 188th at Dau Tieng in 67
Bill Howard

The Work Party

 The Finished Project

Click to Enlarge Pictures