It's been 50 years since the Vietnam War. In commemoration, and in an effort to bring attention, and maybe help, to veterans suffering from PTSD, artist Steve Maloney created "Take Me Home, Huey" a sculpture created from a Huey helicopter that was shot down, in Vietnam, in 1969. According to, after being on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, yesterday it arrived at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, where it will be displayed until August 31st.

Steve Maloney is an artist who grew up in Kalamazoo and went to both Western and Michigan State. "Take Me Home Huey" has been traveling the country for the last 8 months, so Steve is excited to bring it home at last.

Art takes a lot of forms, but, you know what they say, "good art triggers an emotional reaction". I'm guessing "Take Me Home Huey" will do just that, for a lot of people who never considered themselves fans of modern art.


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