Category Archives: Stories

POW/MIA Recognition Day 2016

It’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day today. If you’re a member of my family, close friend, you know the pain we lived for years, waiting, praying, seeking, and hoping for information about my brother, Herby (Capt. Herbert C Crosby). He was … Continue reading

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Remembering My Dad, Herb Crosby – 2/28/1920 – 5/27/1991

(This is a repost, updated a little, from one I did two years ago.) My father passed away this day in 1991, twenty-three years ago, yet it doesn’t seem that long, and then again, it seems like it’s been way … Continue reading

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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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Brother Awarded Purple Heart [posthumously after 43 years]

After 43 years my brother, Capt. Herbert C Crosby has received the Purple Heart, posthumously. His helicopter went down January 10, 1970. He and his Firebird Nine One crew were MIA. His remains along with his crew were all eventually … 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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Happy Birthday Herby

30May69 Vietnam Dear Mon and Dad, Well here I am in a different place for my birthday again. I was just thinking of the places I’ve been the last 3 or 4 years on my birthday. I’m at LZ Baldy … 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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