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Helo satay at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Merritt Island FL

11 November 2012

Helo satay at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Merritt Island FL

28º 21′ 06″ N / 80º 40′ 58″ W

Merritt Island, as municipalities do, is not large but this did not deter the city to devote a park dedicated to war veterans, as well as others, which rivals big city efforts. All the major wars are recalled here, whether by statue, monument or plaque — with emphasis on monument or statue. 9-11 also has a monument and there is a bronze statue to war dogs as well as the Doughboys and the American Eagle. A museum is present, as well.

A Vietnam War slick and snake  as displayed in Merritt Island Florida’s Veteran’s Memorial Park — photo by Joseph May

Vietnam  Era Bell AH-1 Cobra and Bell UH-1 “Huey” in permanent formation at the park — photo by Joseph May

Air Cav UH-1 — photo by Joseph May

The Cobra had a mix of arms, this one  has a rotary machine gun as well as small and large rockets — photo by Joseph May

The Cobra’s fangs — photo by Joseph May

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The view so many service men in battle and firefights must have seen with intrepid Huey aircrews flying dust off and urgent resupply missions, often under mortar and rocket fire during the Vietnam War — photo by Joseph May

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My thanks to Mr. Todd Brown for making these images on this post possible.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 November 2012 03:29

    Wow! I love the colors in this photo!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      19 November 2012 13:19

      It was a bright sunshiny day in Florida :)

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