Category Archives: Salute

Sautes to military family and friends.

Capt. Crosby Funeral by Rolling Thunder

Last month I contacted the president of the Viriginia Chapter 3 Rolling Thunder to invite them to the funeral of WO3 George Andrew Howes at Arlington National Cemetery, August 5.  This chapter, including many, many other Rolling Thunder chapters across … 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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Happy Birthday, America!

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of you teamming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” … by Emma Lazarus.     … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Captain Crosby

“Mom, Mom!,” yelled the little boy running into the house with excitement. “Mom. Guess what?” “What son?,” mom asked. “Someone else has a birthday today too!” “Well Herby, how do you know that?” “Because their house has a flag hanging … Continue reading

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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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Additional MIA Remains Identified of Capt. Herbert C Crosby (my bother)

Additional remains have been identified of Capt. Herbert C. Crosby and his Firebird Nine One crew SFC Wayne C. Allen, and SFC Francis G. Graziosi who were previously identified in 1991 and 2006. This latest identification process also produced positive … Continue reading

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Wreaths Across America – Arlington National Cemetery-Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas Herby and Brave Warriors. This year’s wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery, as was the past three years I’ve attended, overwhelming. The beauty, the sorrow, the love, the connecting, the laughter, and oh, yes, the tears. The tears … Continue reading

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