This Memorial Day will hold extra meaning for the family of Lt. Commander Frederick Crosby.
On June 1, 1965, the military aircraft piloted by Lt. Commander Crosby was shot down over North Vietnam. For nearly 50 years, the aircraft and Lt. Commander Crosby remained missing. Today, LCDR Crosby’s daughter and sons were on hand when an aircraft carrying their father’s flag-draped casket arrived at SAN. The U.S. Military received the casket with honors and officially presented it to the family.
On Sunday, Lt. Commander Frederick Crosby, who is a recipient of The Medal of Valor Distinguished Flying Cross award (presented posthumously), will receive a full military burial with a U.S. Navy flyover at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.