Category Archives: Firebird Nine One Crew

Forty-six Years Ago Today – January 10, 1970

I can’t believe it’s been 46 years ago today that my brother, Herby, left this world. A tragic casualty of war, the Vietnam war. “Life goes on,” so “they” say, yet the memories, the love remain deep-rooted, strong, if not … Continue reading

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Salute to Firebird Nine One and Crew

This post is dedicated to my brother, Capt. Herbert C. Crosby, MIA Vietnam for over 37 years. He was a gunship pilot with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company, Chu Lai, Vietnam, 1969-70. He and his crew were listed MIA 10 … Continue reading

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Remembering Firebird Nine One and Crew

Today, January 10, 2013 is the 43rd anniversary of the loss Firebird Nine One and crew. It’s been 43 years of one of life’s bitter events, a tragic casualty of war. Four families and countless friends and comrades spent years waiting, wondering, … Continue reading

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Remembering Firebird Nine One and Crew

January 10, 1970 Standing tall in honor and memory of Firebird Nine One crew: Capt. Herbert C. Crosby, WO3 George Andrew Howes, WO1 Wayne C Allen, and WO1 Francis G. Graziosi, all U.S. Army.

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Firebird Nine One Crew Drawing by Massachusetts Artist

This pencil drawing was given to our family at the funeral of WO George A. (Andy) Howes earlier this month in Arlington, Virginia. The drawing was done by artist Gina Johnson of Woburn, MA. Gina has sketched many military members … Continue reading

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Facebook Page for Andy Howes

View the In Memory Facebook page for Andy: Facebook: In Memory of George Andrews [Andy] Howes Lots of information, photos, video of Knox, Indiana Welcome Home services.

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Remembering Firebird Nine One and Crew: January 10, 1970

​  Today, January 10, 2011 is the 41st anniversary of the loss of Firebird Nine One and crew. It’s been 41 years of one of life’s bitter events, a tragic casualty of war. Four families and countless friends and comrades spent … Continue reading

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