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Missouri Guard retires last flying UH-1 chopper

Friday, March 6, 2009 | 11:44 a.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD — The Missouri Army National Guard is retiring its last flying UH-1 "Huey" helicopter.

A ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the guard's Aviation Classification and Repair Activity Depot at Springfield-Branson National Airport.

The helicopter was built in 1974 and spent its entire service life with the Missouri National Guard on a variety of missions.

The UH-1 was first produced in the mid-1950s.


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