Kankakee, Illinois: Helicopter In a Cornfield

American Legion Post displays a Vietnam era Army chopper swooping toward a cornfield, and an attractively angled missile.

739 S Sandbar Rd, Kankakee, IL
1 mi. south of Rt. 17, S Sandbar Rd and S Dudley Grove Rd, American Legion Post 1019 along the Kankakee River.
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Helicopter In a Cornfield

Heading south on S. Sandbar Rd. a Vietnam era helicopter (Bell UH-1) appears to be coming out of a cornfield. As you pull up, you will see it is part of a War Memorial outside American Legion Post 1019. Flags representing all branches of U.S. Armed Forces and a missile (model unknown) make up the remainder of the memorial. Worth a look, especially if you're only in the area for the Smiley Face Tower in nearby Aroma Park!

[Corey Jackson, 10/24/2017]

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