What did it take to fly a helicopter during the Vietnam War and survive? How did it feel to come home to a country that was torn apart by the war? These are just two of the questions guest speaker Jim Torbert will address at the next Dunwoody Preservation Trust History Alive event.
The “Intruders” were the first Special Operations helicopter company in the U.S. Army. As a member of the Intruders, Torbert spent a year in Vietnam at the height of the war piloting a Huey helicopter. The Huey was called the workhorse of Vietnam because It could be adapted to many functions such as troop transport, medical evacuation and use as a gunship. The Medevac Huey saved more lives during the Vietnam War than any other machine.
During History Alive, to held at the historic 1870s Donaldson-Bannister Farm in Dunwoody on July 22, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Torbert will share his riveting personal war stories in photos and video from his year-long tour of duty as a Huey helicopter pilot during one of America’s most controversial wars.
Open to the public, admission is $5 for DPT members and $10 for non-members. The Dunwoody-Bannister Farm is located at 4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody. Parking Lot entrance is off of Vermack Road.
About DPT: Founded in 1995, the Dunwoody Preservation Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to the preservation of the history, heritage and quality of life of the Dunwoody community. A volunteer non-profit organization, the DPT owns and manages the circa 1906 Cheek-Spruill House, Dunwoody’s signature building at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Chamblee Dunwoody roads, and manages the 1870s Donaldson-Bannister Farm, a public park and private event venue owned by the City of Dunwoody. More information is at https://dunwoodypreservationtrust.org.