Category Archives: Rattlers and Firebirds

Rattler Firebird Reunion 2010-Nashville, TN

WOW! What a wonderful time I had at the Rattler Firebird Reunion in Nashville, TN, this May. This year I sat in the Gunner’s seat of a Huey gunship. This particular gunship actually flew in combat in Vietnam…no replica here. … Continue reading

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Remembering Firebird 91 and Crew

Today is the 40th anniversary of the loss of Firebird Nine One and crew. Looking Back…from the Donalsonville News, issue of January 15, 1970. “Capt. Herby Crosby has been reported as missing in action in Vietnam since Saturday, January 10. He was … Continue reading

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2009

  The following was taken directly from the National League of Families website giving you information concerning today. I urge you to visit this site and do what you can. I ask for you today to please take time to … Continue reading

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LZ George – 2009 (1969 Firebirds)

  Firebirds 2009! (Kaz, George, Randy, Davy, Ski, Stan, Terry and Vic) The 1969 era 71st Assault Helicopter Company “Firebirds” gathered at LZ George this past week for R&R to celebrate their 40th anniversary! (Military lingo LZ is Landing Zone.) … Continue reading

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Meeting Frank Anton, Firebird 90 – POW Vietnam

WOW! What a wonderful day it was Saturday at the Vietnam Veterans and All Veterans Reunion at Wickham Park in Melbourne, Florida. Dan and I headed out about 10 a.mm on our way to Melbourne. I had donned all my … Continue reading

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Firebird Rocket Fuel

The rest of the story, but first, you must know the beginning of the story…The above photo, taken by Pete Marovich came from an article in the American Journal Magazine titled “Remembering the Fallen” written by Jenny Jones, posted on … Continue reading

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2008

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day so I’d like to ask you all to take just a moment of your time to remember, and pray for our unaccounted for and fallen heroes who sacrificed their all for our freedom. The … Continue reading

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