Medal of Honor recipient Major General Patrick Brady is the featured speaker. In two tours in Viet Nam he rescued over 5000 wounded and flew over 2500 combat missions. General Brady assumed command of Detachment A of the 57th Medical Detachment after the previous commander, Major Charles Kelley, had been KIA. Upon his second tour in Vietnam, Brady served as second in command of the 54th Medical Detachment. On January 6, 1968 his actions earned him the Medal of Honor for a series of rescues during which he used 3 helicopters to rescue over 60 wounded. At the end of the day his aircraft had over 400 holes in them from enemy fire and mines. The citation ends with: “Throughout that day Maj. Brady utilized 3 helicopters to evacuate a total of 51 seriously wounded men, many of whom would have perished without prompt medical treatment. Maj. Brady's bravery was in the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.”
A Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter is owned by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF). The AAHF is proud to display their aircraft as part of General Brady’s appearance.