The story behind my Vanity license plates #UH-1D CE & #UH-1H CE:
I have quite an unusual set of license plates on both of our cars, and they are #UH-1D CE & #UH-1H CE. These represent the two different Helicopters I flew on while in Vietnam. I was a Crew Chief in Vietnam and one of my helicopters was a Model UH-1D Huey, and the other was a Model UH-1H Huey thus the Model Number of the choppers and letters CE for me the crew chief. Those were Uncle Sam's workhorses in Vietnam, and they were very reliable... We flew those helicopters day and night for my entire tour which lasted 11 months and 11 days in Vietnam. I was one of the lucky ones that came home in 1970 with all my limbs attached. As many did not...
@tdell461 - first, thanks for your time in the UH-1s. Second, made for some good vanity plate backstories! You and I were in Vietnam at the same time ('69-'70) and I agree 100% with your assessment of the Huey. I rode in the back many a day in those, experiencing pings off the hull and rotor hits, and seldom saw one go down (none that I was on). The Crew Chiefs and ground guys were the absolute best at keeping things in the air. One of the pilots in the MAG that flew us around Quang Tri Province for most of my hitch is still one of my best friends after 50+ years (call sign QueBall, which is also the vanity plate on his '72 Camaro)!
So sad that there are so many people who don't know about the elephant motor (and Im not even a Mopar guy!) - but kudos to you for helping keep the message out there in your cool GTX!