Mural of a Polecat slick on a restaurant in Batavia, New York

In honor of Batavia's annual "Wings of Eagles" air show, artist Vinnie Del Plato painted aircraft murals on several buildings in Batavia. This one is on the wall of "Chuck's Tavern", 341 Ellicott Street.

In 1996, a few weeks before The Moving Wall visited Batavia, New York, Vinnie called VVA Chapter 193 to ask if we had some helicopter pictures from the Vietnam War. I eagerly loaned him many photos and encouraged him to add "192" to the door, First Lift Platoon markings, and "356" as the tail number.

Although the 192nd AHC was part of the First Aviation Brigade, another veteran stopped by when Vinnie was painting the mural. He convinced Vinnie to add the logo of the First Cavalry Division, Airmobile. Our aircraft also did not have the POW/MIA logo, which was designed several years after the war.

Photo by Jim Schueckler.

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