Take Me Home Huey documents, through stunning photographs and Maloney’s narrative, how the sculpture evolved – from a wish to honor Vietnam veterans 50 years after the war’s end into a touchstone for solace and connection among veterans, including some with PTSD. For information on how to buy the book, please contact Joanne Vilardi at       
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Take Me Home Huey is the moving chronicle of visionary artist Steve Maloney’s mission to honor Vietnam veterans

Drawing on in-depth conversations with survivors of the doomed Huey, others who served in the helicopter war, therapists, and historians, Maloney’s work is a stirring tribute to the heroes of the war in Southeast Asia.

The 216-page (9″x11″) book is the cornerstone of a groundbreaking multimedia project that also includes an Emmy award-winning film and an original song. The unique narrative provides vital context for the entire project through interviews with the surviving medevac crewmen, other veterans, PTSD survivors, doctors, art therapists, and historians, including Joe Galloway, the official spokesperson of the national Vietnam War Commemoration. With the addition of personal stories from those touched by the artwork, the book adds a new dimension to the art of the war memorial and is a perfect capstone to the Take Me Home Huey project.

The Take Me Home Huey project keeps growing as creator Steve Maloney adds a new book as the fourth element. After touring the country for almost three years and the many opportunities meeting veterans, veteran families, hearing their feedback and listening to their personal stories was the perfect opportunity to memorialize the project and its experiences in a book.

Including selected interviews with: 

  • Joe Galloway, spokesperson of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration and award-winning author
  • Greg MacNeil, Pilot, Executive Vice President, The Distinguished Flying Cross Society, Pilot 
  • Phil Marshall, Medevac pilot, author of Dustoff and Medevac books 
  • Matthew J. Friedman PTSD Expert, senior advisor for National Center for PTSD
  • Chris Stowe, Marine Corps veteran, Co-Founder of Operation: Art of Valor helping other Veterans heal.
  • Melissa Walker, leading art therapist
  • Surviving crew of Huey #174
  • Veterans (Karl Renz, Jerry McNelly, Paul Battaglia, Mike Ortiz, Eric Berla) 


The book includes 180 historical and original photos from various sources, personal collections and veterans. Thank you for everyone who contributed to this outstanding book.