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Heinz History Center offering vets free admission for Memorial Day weekend

Paul Guggenheimer
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, or commonly called, ‘Huey’, is seen as part of the Senator John Heinz History Center’s Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition on April 11, 2019.

The Senator John Heinz History Center is offering free admission to veterans and active duty military in conjunction with its new Vietnam War exhibition throughout Memorial Day weekend.

“The Vietnam War: 1945-1975” opened at the Heinz History Center in April. Developed in partnership with the New York Historical Society, the exhibition uses photographs, artifacts and more than 20 audio/visual displays to tell the personal stories of the men and women who were impacted by the war.

Among the items on display is a UH-1H “Huey” helicopter with a 48-foot wingspan used by the Army in Vietnam from 1967-1970.

The exhibit also features a 22-foot-wide, 8-foot-tall replica of the Vietnam War Memorial that includes the names of 752 Americans killed during the war from eight counties in Western Pennsylvania.

The Vietnam War exhibition will be on display through September 22.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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