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Like other wars, the war in Iraq has produced its share of medical miracles that help repay the sacrifices made by wounded veterans. But some involve high technology that is very expensive. We hear about some developments, who pays to make it available and how it’s decided which veterans qualify.  On Reporter’s Notebook, a film festival devoted to celebrating the successes and sacrifices of American soldiers.

Charles Bogle

Before the name Independence Corps Foundation we were called Huey 091 Foundation.  One of our first and most distinguished board members, Col. Charles Bogle, USA. Ret., a Vietnam War Huey pilot, travelled both to Fort Knox, KY and to Amarillo Texas, the first to help honor the Crew of Extortion 17, the second, to honor the wounded veterans who rode with President George Bush. America’s Huey 091 bought those soldiers dinner on the first night of their three day ride.

Huey 091 Spokespeson- Lauren Palmersheim

 Lauren, Trisha and Jim Palmersheim’s daughter and sister of Army Aviator and Iraq war veteran Josh Palmersheim has graced the stage with her beautiful voice and patriotic passion. Listen to Lauren sing and look for a message from her here shortly.

Lauren Nicole “One of the Good Guys” from Orchard Group Productions.

Lauren Nicole performed her new hit single, “One of the Good Guys” at Sky Ball IX as she opened for Clint Black performing for 5,000 troops and their families.

At the June  2011  Houston HOOTERS GOLF TOURNEMENT we hosted a foursome for wounded warriors.

Alan Babin at Hooters Golf Tournament

Veteran with artificial legs playing golf

Sky Ball VI

Fort Worth, Texas – During special ceremonies on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Sky Ball VI, an annual event hosted at Alliance Field by American Airlines and the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation – and through the efforts of the Lakeway Patriot Fund Committee (LPF) and America’s Huey 091 Foundation (091) – iBOT Mobility Systems number sixteen and seventeen were presented to wounded warriors Elias Reyes, US Army, and CW4 Gary Linfoot, US Army.

Manuel Valencia in Uniform

Army Sgt Manuel Mendoza

Army Sgt Manuel Mendoza was injured in Iraq on October 3, 2004, by a roadside blast from an improvised explosive device that caused a vehicle rollover, resulting in the loss of his two legs.

On December 13, 2004, USCIS Director Eduardo Aguirre swore in Sgt Mendoza as a United States citizen in a private ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Surrounded by his family, senior Army officials, and many of the doctors, nurses, and medical staff treating him for serious injuries sustained in combat in Iraq, Sgt. Mendoza raised his right hand to take the Oath of Allegiance to fulfill his long held dream of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Cancel Christmas Movie

Hallmark’s Cancel Christmas Movie showing Westcliffe CO 2011 and Gary Sinise iBOT PSA Co. Charles Bogle playing “Santa” in an iBOT.

Charles Bogle filming Cancel Christmas

American Airlines

Donation of $300,000 check awarded to America’s Huey 091 Foundation to help defray fuel and other costs associated with transportation of injured veterans by American Airlines.
Pictured, Gary Lawson, Secretary and General Counsel America’s Huey 091 Foundation, Gerard Arpey, President and CEO American Airlines.
Gary Lawson receiving check from American Airlines

16 May, 2012

Vietnam War KIA Medal of Honor Posthumously 16 May, 2012- Army Spec 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr.

America’s Huey 091 Foundation in concert with American Airlines provided transportation to Leslie Sabo Jr.’s widow and brother to attend the posthumous presentation of the Medal of Honor 16 May, 2012 at the White House.

Leslie Sabo Jr.'s widow and brother receiving posthumous MOH

119th Assault Helicopter Company veteran Robert R. “Bob” Taylor of Fort Worth, Texas passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011. Bob helped give life to the mission Going Home with America’s Huey 091, the final flights and gift of a 1965 H Model Huey helicopter to the Smithsonian Museum of American History Price of Freedom Exhibit as a tribute to all those who served during the Viet Nam War, and later the birth of America’s Huey 091 Foundation and its new mission, helping wounded disabled veterans obtain state of the art mobility devices.
Prior to joining Bell Helicopter in 1977, Bob served 21 years in the U.S. Army, last as a U.S. Army Acceptance Test Pilot at Bell Helicopter following duty as a combat aviator in Vietnam. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 6 stars. Thank you for your love of country, family and friends. Our friend, you will be missed.

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