Category Archives: Stories

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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Burial of Additional Remains-Capt. Herbert C. Crosby

April 8, 2011. Arlington National Cemetery. Cold. Raining. Somber. Touching. Respectful. Honor. Tears. Love. Laughter. Family. Friend. Comrade.  It was all of those and more. I wasn’t sure what to expect that day. Wasn’t sure how the service would be held, … 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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