History | One Vietnam War veteran found healing by honoring other vets
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 2/11/21, 12:51 pm
Seventh in a series on war veterans
Flying 70 feet above the tree line, helicopter crew chief and machine gunner Jerry Kyser saw North Vietnamese soldiers on the ground fire rocket-propelled grenades toward him.
“RPG!” he yelled into his mic. The pilot of the UH-1 Huey quickly veered upward, and the explosive missiles passed directly underneath the skids. Kyser’s heart thudded.