An estimated 3,000 veterans and military family members on April 18 crowded into the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery to see the unveiling of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument. The ceremony marked the end of a four-year effort by the Vietnam War veterans. Some 12,000 helicopters saw action in Vietnam, from all the services. About 40,000 helicopter pilots served during the Vietnam War, and approximately 2,200 pilots were killed, along with 2,704 crewmen. AFA was asked to attend and represented many of our members who served during the Vietnam War either as helicopter crewmembers or who were assisted by those who flew the craft.