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Local veteran, squadron to be part of Smithsonian ceremony

Historic military helicopter set to be retired


The CH-46 "PHROG" helicopter has served America's military with honor for more than 50 years. A local veteran will be part of the ceremony when it's returned next month near Washington, D.C.

On Aug. 1, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in collaboration with the U.S. Marine Corps and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, will present a retirement ceremony for the historic aircraft.

Local vet Mike Rollings of Dalton, along with several other veterans who were a part of squadrons who flew in and worked on the aircraft, will attend the final fly...

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