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WV Vietnam veteran receives dream

Dreamer Stories | Dreams for Veterans | August 11, 2017

If you saw a military helicopter flying over Morgantown Friday you saw Billy Kinsley

Billy is a 69-year-old West Virginia Vietnam army veteran. He worked as an aircraft mechanic primarily on Huey helicopters. Billy currently has terminal lung cancer and had one last request to ride in a Huey with his four kids and reminisce about his time in the army. With the help of The Dream Foundation and Amedisys Hospice they made his dream a reality.

“This is our first dream here in our region, specifically for our care center in Morgantown. So we are extremely thrilled that we were able to make Billy’s dream a reality,” said Heidi Chickerell, volunteer coordinator at Amedisys Hospice.