Category Archives: Capt. Crosby

The End of Our Memorial Day Tradition

A  Memorial Day tradition began in my family in 1970. It was a tradition to never forget our loved one, my brother, Capt. Herbert C. Crosby (Herby), who was listed Missing in Action (MIA) in Vietnam January 10, 1970. Since … Continue reading

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TSgt. Herbert Crosby – WWII

Remembering our father who died 1991. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp on January 10, 1941. He served until 1945 in Panama. He re-enlisted in 1953 for two years. He proudly served our country. His son, Capt … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Herby (2013)

30May69 Vietnam Dear Mon and Dad, Well here I am in a different place for my birthday again. I was just thinking of the places I’ve been the last 3 or 4 years on my birthday. I’m at LZ Baldy … Continue reading

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Decorating the Memories [Decoration Day] Memorial Day 2013

It’s been six years since my brother’s remains were buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The above photos are only three of the many taken that day, yet just these three tell a story. I remember so well every moment of the … Continue reading

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Brother Awarded Purple Heart [posthumously after 43 years]

After 43 years my brother, Capt. Herbert C Crosby has received the Purple Heart, posthumously. His helicopter went down January 10, 1970. He and his Firebird Nine One crew were MIA. His remains along with his crew were all eventually … Continue reading

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GI killed in Vietnam getting Purple Heart – Army News

Article from the Army Times… GI killed in Vietnam getting Purple Heart – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times.

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Vietnam Casualty gets Military Honor

This article was on The Back Page of the Florida TODAY, Friday. March 15, 2013. I just happened to be reading the newspaper late in the day and when I got to the back page, I was surprised to see … Continue reading

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Vietnam soldier killed in action finally awarded Purple Heart | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN

Vietnam soldier killed in action finally awarded Purple Heart | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN.

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Capt. Crosby Awarded Purple Heart – 43 years later

I received a call from the Army Casualty Office at Fort Knox recently informing me that Herby has been awarded the Purple Heart. His Purple Heart Medal and Certificate will be formally presented to mom on March 28th at Vista … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Herby

30May69 Vietnam Dear Mon and Dad, Well here I am in a different place for my birthday again. I was just thinking of the places I’ve been the last 3 or 4 years on my birthday. I’m at LZ Baldy … Continue reading

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