ROAD TRIP: Waynesville UH-1 Huey Gate Guard

By D. Lanier Shook                             April 13, 2015

Waynesville, North Carolina is a town full of history. From the last shots of the Civil War east of the Mississippi to the visit by Franklin Roosevelt, its streets have many tales to tell. One of the more recent additions to that history is thanks to the good folks at VFW Post #5202 and can be seen at 261 Miller Street in Waynesville’s Frog Level District.

This is a UH-1H Iroquois helicopter, aka the Huey.

This is a UH-1H Iroquois helicopter, aka the Huey.

This helicopter is technically known as a “gate guard,” or gate guardian. This gate guard is a helicopter made famous in the skies above Southeast Asia and is still in service around the world. For the whole scoop on the UH-1 helicopter click here to read its Wikipedia article.

To see the helicopter just type ‘261 Miller Street, Waynesville, North Carolina‘ into Google or your GPS or however else you get from point A to point B. While you’re there don’t forget to enjoy the culture and shopping available not only in downtown Waynesville, but especially in Frog Level almost just across the street from the gate guard. You can click here to visit the Haywood County website to find out all about what Waynesville has to offer.

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