Helicopter moved from old Fort Discovery site

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Augusta Crane & Rigging moved the Vietnam-era HU-1 helicopter from the former Fort Discovery site to a new location in front of Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Thursday. The chopper sat in front of Fort Discovery for 13 years.

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Augusta Crane & Rigging moved the Vietnam-era HU-1 helicopter from the former Fort Discovery site to a new location in front of Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Thursday. The chopper sat in front of Fort Discovery for 13 years.   Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Augusta Crane & Rigging moved the Vietnam-era HU-1 helicopter from the former Fort Discovery site to a new location in front of Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Thursday. The chopper sat in front of Fort Discovery for 13 years.
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Einstein
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Einstein 06/10/11 - 08:52 am
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Okay.... No explanation as to

Okay.... No explanation as to why they did this?! Isn't the basic reporting mantra, "who, what, when, WHY, where, how?" this helicopter was outside of Fort Discovery, and was not a source if revenue for Fort Discovery, so, why the big rush to get it away from an area where more children could actually see it, and learn a little history.... Typical Augusta, I guess.....

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augusta citizen 06/10/11 - 09:12 am
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I guess it belonged to them,

I guess it belonged to them, so they moved it to their property. That makes perfect sense. It would have belonged to whoever bought and paid for it.

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ECDanes 06/10/11 - 01:42 pm
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I kind of thought it made the

I kind of thought it made the RIverwalk look too cluttered. Maybe they could have put it in Pendleton King park next to that old tank.

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