Tag Archives: Vietnam

GI killed in Vietnam getting Purple Heart – Army News

Article from the Army Times… GI killed in Vietnam getting Purple Heart – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times.

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Paris Peace Accords signed January 27, 1973

The Paris Peace Accords were signed this day in 1973, ending the Vietnam War. Remember all who served in Vietnam, and the 1,678 who are still unaccounted for. It was only after Secretary of State William P. Rogers signed his … 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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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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Capt. Crosby Funeral by Rolling Thunder

Last month I contacted the president of the Viriginia Chapter 3 Rolling Thunder to invite them to the funeral of WO3 George Andrew Howes at Arlington National Cemetery, August 5.  This chapter, including many, many other Rolling Thunder chapters across … Continue reading

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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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Welcome Home American Hero-George Andrew Howes

​ Today, August 1, 2011, WO3 George Andrew (Andy) Howes comes home to Knox, Indiana. It’s been over 40 years, way too long, but he is finally home. The whole town is expected to welcome home their hero. Escorted by … 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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