|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1948|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1970|
Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
101st Airborne Division
UPDATE, JULY 11, 2014 - A BIG THANK YOU to member Jay Boone for being kind enough to allow my page for this hero to stay up, even though Jay had his listed before I even became a site member. Rather than allow the tokens to drop with the deletion of my page, Mr. Boone graciously allowed mine to remain, and it is greatly appreciated - and an example of what this site is about. The burial information is courtesy of Mr. Boone, who found information that I have been trying to verify for over a year! =)
Robert Joseph Brown, Jr. began his tour of duty April 15th, 1970; he was killed on July 22nd, 1970, a hostile/ground casualty in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. His death is listed as due to artillery, rocket or mortar, and his body is listed as recovered.
Corporal Brown is also listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Panel 08W, Line 41.
There is notation that Mr. Brown was survived by a daughter; there is also comment that his parents are/were from the Buffalo, NY area. I would be happy to transfer this page to any family member, on request.
This page is being placed online, on what would have been Robert Brown's 64th birthday.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Forest Lawn Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Section 19
Created by: Rhonda C. Poynter/Gannon...
Record added: Aug 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96230288