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Like other wars, the war in Iraq has produced its share of medical miracles that help repay the sacrifices made by wounded veterans. But some involve high technology that is very expensive. We hear about some developments, who pays to make it available and how it's decided which veterans qualify.  On Reporter's Notebook, a film festival devoted to celebrating the successes and sacrifices of American soldiers.
 

 

Charles Bogle

Huey 091 Foundation board member Charles Bogle travelled both to Fort Knox, KY and to Amarillo Texas, the first to help honor the Crew of Extortion 17, the second, to honor the wounded veterans who rode with President George Bush. America's Huey 091 bought those soldiers dinner on the first night of their three day ride. 

Leslie Sabo Jr.(Army) Medal of Honor- Posthumus- May 10, 1970, Viet Nam War. 

Huey 091 Foundation and American Airlines helped the Widow and Brother-in-law, Butch, of Leslie Sabo attend the Posthumus presentation of the MOH to Spec 4, Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. in May 2012 in Washington DC. Butch wrote, " I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone of you for your tremendous support and help in assisting Deb and I to be able to attend this very honorable occasion. 

Huey 091 Newest Spokespeson- Lauren Palmersheim

 Lauren, Trisha and Jim Palmersheim's daughter and sister of Army Aviator Josh Palmersheim recenlty back from Iraq, has been gracing the stage lately with her beautiful voice and patriotic passion. Now Lauren takes on a new role as one of America's Huey 091 Foundation spokespersons. Listen to Lauren sing and look for a message from her here shortly. 

Lauren Nicole "One of the Good Guys" from Orchard Group Productions

Lauren Nicole performs her new hit single, "One of the Good Guys" at Sky Ball IX as she opened for Clint Black performing for 5,000 troops and their families.   

June 27, 2011 Houston.  Houston HOOTERS GOLF TOURNEMENT Huey 091 will have a comlementray foursome for wounded warriors.  If anybody wants to put together a team it is $600.00 for foursome.  Donations will come to America's Huey 091.

Fort Worth, Texas – During special ceremonies on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Sky Ball VI, an annual event hosted at Alliance Field by American Airlines and the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation - and through the efforts of the Lakeway Patriot Fund Committee (LPF) and America’s Huey 091 Foundation (091) - iBOT Mobility Systems number sixteen and seventeen were presented to wounded warriors Elias Reyes, US Army, and CW4 Gary Linfoot, US Army.  

Army Sgt Manuel Mendoza was injured in Iraq on October 3, 2004, by a roadside blast from an improvised explosive device that caused a vehicle rollover, resulting in the loss of his two legs. 

On December 13, 2004, USCIS Director Eduardo Aguirre swore in Sgt Mendoza as a United States citizen in a private ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Surrounded by his family, senior Army officials, and many of the doctors, nurses, and medical staff treating him for serious injuries sustained in combat in Iraq, Sgt. Mendoza raised his right hand to take the Oath of Allegiance to fulfill his long held dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. 

Hallmark's Cancel Christmas Movie showing Westcliffe CO 2011 and Gary Sinise iBOT PSA Co. Charles Bogle playing "Santa" in an iBOT.

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The event raised nearly 700k and will be used to benefit Purple Heart Recipients from OIF/OEF. We had 10 iBOT recipients, all of whom were Wounded Service Members attend the event.

 

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Donation of $300,000 check awarded to America's Huey 091 Foundation to help defray fuel and other costs associated with transportation of injured veterans by American Airlines.

Pictured, Gary Lawson, Secretary and General Counsel America's Huey 091 Foundation, Gerard Arpey, President and CEO American Airlines.

 

 

Vietnam War KIA Medal of Honor Posthumously 16 May, 2012- Army Spec 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr.

America's Huey 091 Foundation in concert with American Airlines provided transportation to Leslie Sabo Jr.'s widow and brother to attend the posthumous presentation of the Medal of Honor 16 May, 2012 at the White House.

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Memorium
119th Assault Helicopter Company veteran Robert R. "Bob" Taylor of Fort Worth, Texas passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011. Bob helped give life to the mission Going Home with America’s Huey 091, the final flights and gift of a 1965 H Model Huey helicopter to the Smithsonian Museum of American History Price of Freedom Exhibit as a tribute to all those who served during the Viet Nam War, and later the birth of America’s Huey 091 Foundation and its new mission, helping wounded disabled veterans obtain state of the art mobility devices.

Prior to joining Bell Helicopter in 1977, Bob served 21 years in the U.S. Army, last as a U.S. Army Acceptance Test Pilot at Bell Helicopter following duty as a combat aviator in Vietnam. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 6 stars. Thank you for your love of country, family and friends. Our friend, you will be missed.

2011 Events--

Veteran’s Day Weekend 2011 American Airlines, America's Huey 091 Foundation, MGM Resorts, USO, Ride2Recovery honored our nation’s wounded veterans from Bethesda Hospital with an over-the-top weekend of entertainment, world-class dining, and relaxation in Las Vegas, all as honored guests of the MGM Mirage.

America's Huey 091 Foundation hosted a private veterans concert by Forest Gump and CSI New York star Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band at the Mandalay Bay Hotel http://www.ltdanband.com/
Terry Fator entertained the troops that same night in an over the top show! http://www.mirage.com/entertainment/terry-fator.aspx
Many of the injured vets and some of the supporters rode in a 42 mile Ride2Recovery Ride including our own Gary Lawson.

 

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