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Sculpture Created from US Army Helicopter Visits Michigan

People watch as the "Take Me Home Huey" exhibit by artist and Kalamazoo native Steve Maloney arrives at the Air Zoo aerospace & science museum in Kalamazoo, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-Mlive.com via AP)
People watch as the "Take Me Home Huey" exhibit by artist and Kalamazoo native Steve Maloney arrives at the Air Zoo aerospace & science museum in Kalamazoo, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-Mlive.com via AP)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A mixed-media sculpture created from remains of a U.S. Army helicopter that was shot down in 1969 during a Vietnam medial rescue is visiting Michigan.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Steve Maloney's "Take Me Home Huey" arrived Tuesday at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo after being on display outside Henry Ford Museum in suburban Detroit. They're the latest stops on a cross-country tour that started last year.

The Kalamazoo native says the artwork "has been quite a journey for me, as well as the realization of my dream to raise the profile of military veterans who sacrificed so much and never received a proper welcome home." It seeks to boost awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The sculpture is on display at the Air Zoo until Aug. 31.

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