|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1935|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1966, Vietnam|
SSG John Marshall Brown III, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Durham, NC.
Staff Sergeant John Marshall Brown III, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Brown served our country until April 7th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 31 years old and was married.It was reported that John died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. SSG Brown is on panel 06E, line 092 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 12 years.
I was a member of Bravo Company, a Combat Paratrooper. You were a fine combat paratrooper and squad leader. I am proud to have been with you. I do remember SSG Brown to this day. He was a fine soldier and a solid NCO. As I recall he was the only KIA during that particular operation. He died from a gunshot wound. The environment was thick jungle, vision was limited to in some cases to 10 meters or less. We were looking for an enemy base camp, when we came upon a lookout position. He was shot during that meeting. We eventually found the camp but the enemy had fled. This may seem like a trivial thing but I have never have forgotten SSG Brown for his caring for all the men in the company. We were low on food, in fact I had none when SSG Brown came up to me and gave me a can of C rations. He did not have to do that, but he did. Ken Thibault.
He is the husband of Lottie E Brown, 127 South Park Street, McKenzie, Tennessee. Father of Christina M Brown. Son of Mr John M Brown Jr, 1336 Jackson Street, Washington, DC; Mrs Irene C Brown, Route 2, Box 287, Blackwood, NJ.
He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, "Screaming Eagles", USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.
John Marshall Brown (1898 - 1957)
Raleigh National Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 23, 265
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3272794