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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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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 Firebird Nine One and Crew

January 10, 1970 Standing tall in honor and memory of Firebird Nine One crew: Capt. Herbert C. Crosby, WO3 George Andrew Howes, WO1 Wayne C Allen, and WO1 Francis G. Graziosi, all U.S. Army.

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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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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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Rattler Firebird Reunion 2010-Nashville, TN

WOW! What a wonderful time I had at the Rattler Firebird Reunion in Nashville, TN, this May. This year I sat in the Gunner’s seat of a Huey gunship. This particular gunship actually flew in combat in Vietnam…no replica here. … 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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