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Ten Years Ago, May 25, 2007. Crosby Burial at Arlington National Cemetery

Ten years ago, May 25, 2007. I was at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) burying remains of my brother, Herby [Capt. Herbert C. Crosby]. The funeral was beyond what I ever dreamed it could be. The patriotic grandeur, the glory it … Continue reading

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Salute to Firebird Nine One and Crew

This post is dedicated to my brother, Capt. Herbert C. Crosby, MIA Vietnam for over 37 years. He was a gunship pilot with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company, Chu Lai, Vietnam, 1969-70. He and his crew were listed MIA 10 … 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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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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Remembering Capt. Crosby-May 25, 2007

It was a Friday, May 25, 2007.  I was attending my brother’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.  I remember that day so well, and will never forget it either. The end to a long 37 years of heartache, hope and … Continue reading

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Remembering Firebird 91 and Crew

Today is the 40th anniversary of the loss of Firebird Nine One and crew. Looking Back…from the Donalsonville News, issue of January 15, 1970. “Capt. Herby Crosby has been reported as missing in action in Vietnam since Saturday, January 10. He was … Continue reading

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It’s Still There-Firebird 91

WOW, it’s still there. Yes, the photo I left at my brother’s grave last December (2008) at Arlington National Cemetery is still there, as of July 31st that is. This is truly amazing. If you’ve read my post (Memorial Day 2009) you know … Continue reading

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