Mini-Cassia veterans seek public support to restore Vietnam helicopter memorial

BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Mini-Cassia veterans are making efforts to maintain and preserve the history of the Vietnam War memorial in Burley.

In September 2018, strong winds toppled down a Huey helicopter from its stand, causing it to break its tail end.

Vietnam veteran Larry Cottom is heading the project, and he's asking the public for donations that will help put the helicopter back in its pedestal and polish up the memorials as well.

"When I had this painted in 2015, it cost $1,200," Cottom said.

Cottom said they've raised about $300. He doesn't know how much it would cost to fix the tail end section but hopes to see it back up by this year.

Cottom said anyone interested in helping them out can donate to Mini-Cassia Veterans Service Office or go to any D. L. Evans Bank.

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