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Medevac Helicopter, Vietnam War Print

Medevac Helicopter, Vietnam War Print

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  • Authenticity: Certificate of Authenticity included
  • Includes: Frame and matting, authentic UH1 skin, Michael Novosel Sr. signature plate
Michael Novosel Sr. served his country during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the United States’ highest military decoration – the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipients must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own lives above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States.

During the Vietnam War, Novosel went back on active military duty and joined the Army to fly helicopters as a chief warrant officer with the elite Special Forces Aviation Section. He served his first tour in Vietnam flying medevac helicopters (Dustoff) with the 283rd Medical Detachment. His second tour in Vietnam was with the 82nd Medical Detachment. During that war, Novosel flew 2,543 missions and extracted 5,589 wounded personnel, among them his own son, Michael J. Novosel, Jr.

He was inducted into the Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 1975. When Novosel retired as the senior warrant officer with the Warrant Officer Candidate Program in 1985, he had been a military aviator for 42 years and was the last World War II military aviator in the U.S. to remain on active flying duty. Novosel accumulated 12,400 military flying hours, including 2,038 in combat during his career.

This photograph will be framed and matted to include Michael Novosel Sr.’s signature as well as a piece of authentic UH1 skin. Certificate of Authenticity included.

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