Category Archives: Stories

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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Merry Christmas Herby!

  Thank you Wreaths Across America! Thank you Diehard and Digits and all Vietnam Veterans who helped lay these wreath on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery on December 10, 2011. I couldn’t make it this year to lay the … 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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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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