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is honored on Panel 14E, Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/4/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Herbert Crowder,
    Thank you for your service as a Heavy Vehicle Driver. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/24/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Herbert Harold Crowder, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Accident Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13726

    Posted on 10/14/12 - by

    Crew included CAPT Edgar J. Saffle (KIA), CAPT Richard B. Brockman (KIA), SP4 James A. Harden (KIA), and SP4 Anthony P. Magistro (KIA). Passengers were SP4 Herbert H. Crowder (KIA), PFC Larry G. Gray (KIA), PFC Herschel L. Epps (KIA), and PFC Frank J. Krebs (KIA). Aircraft crashed and burned after the main rotor blades and tail boom came off in flight. It is possible that the aircraft was hit with hostile fire, but the exact cause is unknown. The mast was broken in two above damper splines. The transmission separated from the fuselage and the main rotor system in flight. The accident board concluded that the push pull control rod attached to the synchronized elevator became separated in flight. [Taken from]

  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/27/12 - by Robert Sage

    Herbert is buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, Pulaski County, VA. BSM AM-12OLC

  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/19/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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