The Highground will participate in a Firebase Victory Vietnam Reenactment (1956-73) and Exhibit at Camp Victory July 16-17, 2022. The event is free and open to the public on Saturday, July 16 from 9am–4pm with a full day of operations and a “Vietnam Experience” exhibition by Historic Military Impressions. A static display of a Vietnam War UH-1H helicopter, courtesy of VVA 331, will be onsite both days. Weather permitting, a flying UH-1H helicopter will be part of the reenactment on Saturday from 10am–2pm. The event will also be open on Sunday, July 17 from 9am–3pm with the exhibition and possibly a more limited reenactment/living history.
As part of Firebase Victory, there will be a special gathering of Vietnam Helicopter Pilots on Saturday, July 16. Pilots are invited to meet at Camp Victory at noon for lunch, to tour the firebase and exhibition with fellow pilots, and be a part of The Highground’s “We Were There – Vietnam War” project. From 2pm–4pm, there will be a recorded roundtable gathering of pilots with the opportunity to share stories for inclusion in the historical “We Were There – Vietnam War” project—a large, ongoing project designed to persevere the experiences, photographs and items of those who served in the Vietnam War. The project will result in a permanent, physical exhibit as well as an online continuing exhibit.
Firebase Victory will be held at Camp Victory (N9839 Sterling Ave., Greenwood, WI 54437) and admission is free.
For more information on Firebase Victory and/or the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots gathering, please send an email to Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-743-4224.