Category Archives: Salute

Sautes to military family and friends.

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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Rattler Firebird Reunion 2012 – New Orleans

The Rattler Firebird Reunion in New Orleans this year! Great event, as always. 71st Assault Helicopter Company Firebirds from Summer ’69 era with Flamingo 91 far left. Firebirds Dan and Marylou at the banquet. Marylou with guest speaker Joe Galloway. Marylou, Joe … Continue reading

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Remembering Herb Crosby

  My father passed away this day in 1991, twenty-one years ago, yet it doesn’t seem that long, and then again, it seems like it’s been way too long. I miss him, yes. Dad lived a great life but was … Continue reading

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Paris Peace Accords signed January 27, 1973

The Paris Peace Accords were signed this day in 1973, ending the Vietnam War. Remember all who served in Vietnam, and the 1,678 who are still unaccounted for. It was only after Secretary of State William P. Rogers signed his … 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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Merry Christmas George Andrew (Andy) Howes

This photo is of the grave of George Andrew (Andy) Howes on December 10, 2011, after being decorated and honored by Wreaths Across America. Thank you Diehard, Digits, and all Vietnam Veterans who particpated in this honorable event. Love you … Continue reading

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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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