|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1930|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 1969|
Bin Thang, Vietnam
SFC Lonnie Brown Jr, Korean War Veteran, Vietnam War Veteran, Native of Williamston, North Carolina.
Sergeant First Class Lonnie Brown Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SFC Brown served our country until September 10th, 1969 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 38 years old and was married. It was reported that Lonnie died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Lonnie was born on October 15th, 1930 in Williamston, North Carolina. SFC Brown is on panel 18W, line 064 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 16 years.
Today I toured the Memorial Wall and found my grandfather's name. My mother, Gail Lynne Brown Fields, has always told me so much about him, and I was super thrilled to have his name rubbed on paper for me. My mother is a triplet; 2 boys, James Gable & Charles Thomas Brown, to complete her set; all born and raised in Williamston, NC, but currently living in different cities. Keiya Fields.
Every day I miss you I wish I could have grown up with you. I have so much to share with you especially my family, you would love each and everyone I LOVE YOU!!! Gloria I. Brown.
Lonnie, I think about you everyday and all the "Guys" from the 2nd 18th. I'm sure your wisdom saved my life. Your guidance as the Platoon Sgt saved many lives. May You Always Rest in Peace. Richard Billings.
He served as a Sergeant First Class with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB) Second Device, The Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Air Crew Wings, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Korea War Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Device, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Individual Citation, United Nations Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, The National Defense Service Medal with One Device, The Good Conduct Medal, The Air Medal with Multiple Oak Leaf Clusters and The Army Commendation Medal.
Lonnie Brown (1888 - 1954)
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Mateo County
Plot: Section X Site 2303
Maintained by: Tom Reece
Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Sep 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15674228