Category Archives: Rattlers and Firebirds

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. Advertisements

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Welcome Home American Hero-George Andrew Howes

​ Today, August 1, 2011, WO3 George Andrew (Andy) Howes comes home to Knox, Indiana. It’s been over 40 years, way too long, but he is finally home. The whole town is expected to welcome home their hero. Escorted by … Continue reading

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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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