Welcome to HueyVets.com
The official website of EMU, Inc., owners and operators of EMU 309
Preserving the history of the Huey and Assault Helicopter Units in Vietnam
In Memory of the 37 members of the 135th who, in a controversial war never fully understood, gave the last full measure of devotion to “Get The Bloody Job Done”.
Huey Vets website is dedicated to all Vietnam Vets and our friends who didn’t make it home.
EMU INC. derives its name from the radio call sign of a unique unit in Army aviation history, the 135th Assault Helicopter Company.
The 135th was a typical Vietnam era Assault Helicopter Company with the major exception that it was composed of both U.S. Army and Royal Australian Navy personnel. Because of this unique composition, the 135th was considered an Experimental Military Unit, hence its call sign E.M.U. or EMU.
EMU Team & Guests
The EMU, Inc. team and guests on the USS Iowa May 13, 2012 — with Kert VanderMeulen, Wayne Terry, John Neuenburg, Phillip Iribarren, Brandon
Carr, Lee Edwards, Geoff Carr, Croy Pelletier, Randy Parent, Mike Ackerman and Ed Roberts.
Huey Start Up – Whop -Whop
Latest EMU News & Events
08/16/14 10am to 2pm
Bud Field Aviation Hangar, Hayward Executive Airport
9/6/14 and 9/7/14 (tentative) All Day
California Capital Airshow
9/27/14 All Day 10am to 2pm
Helicopter Scale Masters Airshow
10/2/14 All Day
United Airlines Family Day (private event)
San Francisco International Airport
11/11/14 9:30am to 11am
Veteran’s Day Parade – Static Display and Fly-over
City of Antioch, CA
Help preserve the history of the Vietnam Assault Helicopter Units.
Donations of any amount are welcome, we are grateful for your support of our project.
Statement of Purpose
1. To own and operate accurately recreated, airworthy specimens of the aircraft utilized by the 135th AHC during its service in Vietnam (UH-1D/H and UH-1C/M helicopters) and to make these aircraft available to museums and air shows for public display.
2. To make available to the public written and visual materials concerning the history of the 135th AHC including Steve Eather’s 1998 book, Get The Bloody Job Done, as well as photographic histories of recreated EMU aircraft maintained by EMU INC.
3. To maintain a website in conjunction with the 135th AHC website already in existence to encourage the collection and dissemination of information about the 135th AHC.
4. To assist other organizations in educating the public on the history of all Vietnam era Assault Helicopter Companies.
EMU-135th in Memoriam
On November 8, 2012 the EMU, Inc. Huey team made the local noon news on CBS while flying in support of a event to honor members of the U.S.
Coast Guard who served in Vietnam during the war. We were honored to participate in an event that acknowledged a little known part of the Vietnam war. Here is the link to the news clip that aired yesterday. Our thanks go out the Coast Guard for inviting us to participate in thisrare and historic event.
We will be adding more content, videos and pages in the near future. Keep coming back to view our progress and consider becoming a member.
You will not only support our efforts, but will be kept informed of all EMU, Inc. news.