ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A group of Vietnam vets are assembling a chopper they call the backbone of the Vietnam War.
It's all part of "The 1968 Exhibit," which opens at the Missouri History Museum on October 5. It's a traveling show that explores a year many consider a turning point for a generation coming of age and a nation at war.
One of the highlights: an actual Huey helicopter that's being rebuilt right inside the museum.
"It was one of the best birds ever in the air. It took on more weight particularly with the Medevac hospitals, ship like this, they took more people than they should the dust was very difficult on the engines but it just continued to work and work and save lives," said Bob Fulstone with the Missouri History Museum.
The exhibit also includes a look at the music, design, movies and television of the time.