Helicopter 'Huey,' part of the Canby Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial, took a trip to the shop

COURTESY PHOTO - Helicopter 'Huey' was moved to Austen's Body Shop for a paint job on Sunday, July 15.

Helicopter "Huey" got a lift on Sunday, and was transported to Austen's Body Shop for a new coat of paint.

The Canby Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial, which houses the suspended Bell UH-1 helicopter known as Huey, is situated on the southern edge of Canby on Highway 99E.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the Canby-Aurora Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6057 has been working to maintain the memorial, and that includes Huey's new paint job.

"It just needed to be repainted because it's been weather beaten," said Mike Zagyva, Post 6057 member. "So there's not going to be any changes to it. It's just going to look better—look sharp."

The refurbishment comes thanks to the generosity of many. Austen's Body Shop is doing the paint job for free, with donations of materials from Industrial Finishes and Systems and PPG Industries. Dell Bullock did the lifting, and Gary Wilmes Trucking transported Huey—both free of charge.

Kristen Wohlers
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