Preserving a Vietnam icon

Ladon Briggs, who flew Army Black Hawk helicopters in Iraq, prepares to pilot a Huey from the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation hangar in at the Henry County Airport in Hampton, Georgia, to an air show in Columbus, Georgia on Friday, March 14. The foundation is headquartered in Hampton, where they restore retired Army helicopters in an effort to educate people about the aircraft and the people who flew them, particularly in the Vietnam War.

Ladon Briggs, who flew Army Black Hawk helicopters in Iraq, prepares to pilot a Huey from the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation hangar in at the Henry County Airport in Hampton, Georgia, to an air show in Columbus, Georgia on Friday, March 14. The foundation is headquartered in Hampton, where they restore retired Army helicopters in an effort to educate people about the aircraft and the people who flew them, particularly in the Vietnam War.