More detail on this person: Howard Ronald
"Ronnie" Crotty, 77, passed away Friday, Jan. 15,
2016, in Dallas. Funeral: Noon, Thursday at
Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott
Road, Benbrook. Interment: 2:15 p.m. Thursday in
DFW National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at Winscott Road Funeral Home,
Benbrook. Ronnie was born May 5, 1938, in
Herndon, W.Va., to the late Howard Richard Crotty
and Thelma L. Patterson Crotty. He was a retired
U.S. Army helicopter pilot, serving two tours in
Vietnam, and an active member of the Military
Order of the Purple Cross and Benbrook VFW.
Ronnie was a graduate of UNT. Ronnie was
preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary
Crotty. Survivors: Daughters, Rhonda Crotty and
husband, Michael, of Arlington and Karen Crotty of
Dallas; grandchildren, Richard Edgemon, Dallas
Crotty and Gaelin Crotty; and siblings, Shirley
Stinette and Kenneth Crotty.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 17, 2016
Additional Military Info: CW4 Howard R. Crotty served his country for 26 years of active duty in the U. S. Army. He served two tours in Vietnam.
He was a distinguished Army Aviator earning the following decorations, medals, awards and citations: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with numeral 10, Joint Service Commendation Medal w/V Device w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal w/clasp, bronze 2 loops, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/numeral 1, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 1 Silver Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Parachutist Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Distinguished Unit Citation, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon w/Numeral 1.
The Crotty family has requested the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders to stand the flag line at DFW National Cemetery.
This information was last updated 05/18/2016
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