When you click on the above story link just scroll down to you see the above photo and read her input to the article. (But if you go to that link, do come back now, cause you have to read the rest of the story!)
Vic wrote, “This link was sent by the sister of Herby Crosby – Firebird 91 – whose remains were returned to the USA in May 2007. Some of you may remember our journey to Arlington National Cemetery for his funeral over the 2007 Memorial Day weekend.The wine was a 2007 gag project I created for our small Firebirds group who gather every other April at George Hardeman’s lake retreat in east Georgia. The ‘rocket red’ refers to rockets we fired and the red wine vintage – this year I’m introducing ‘Willy Pete white’ for those who prefer a lighter taste (although by mid-evening at George’s most couldn’t distinguish wine from mogas)……Brewed by Tu – Tu was our hootch maid – about 4 ft tall with a nose wart. A typical day for Tu started with 15 minutes of crying upon her arrival in the Firebirds hootch at Chu Lai. She ususally found the party room a disaster – bottles, beer cans, broken glass, etc. scattered everywhere. Such was the night life of the off-duty Firebirds.We placed the bottle at The Wall late on the Friday night following Herby’s funeral – we went back the next morning and the bottle was still there (this speaks to the solemnity and respect shown at The Wall – no one vandalizes or removes memoribilia. Unusual for crime ridden metropolitan areas).Of the four man Firebird 91 crew – CW3 Andy Howes remains unaccounted for to this day.
The Firebirds 2007!
Firebird Fuel -Vintage 2007!