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Sgt William Edward Brown
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1981
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 2007, Iraq

Army Sgt. William E. Brown, 25, of Phil Campbell, Ala.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died June 23 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home chapel, with Dr. Billy Quinn and Battalion Chaplain Kirby officiating. Burial followed in Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan, with Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home directing. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6-8 p.m. Sgt. Brown was born Dec. 22, 1981, in Wichita, Kan., to the late 1st Sgt. (RET) Edward Brown and Theresa Kyser. He attended elementary school in Dothan, Ala., and Conyers Middle School in Conyers, Ga., and graduated from Phil Campbell High School in Phil Campbell, Ala., in 2002. He joined the U.S. Army on June 20, 2002, and served in Bravo Co. 5/158 Avn. Regt. in Iraq from March 2003 until March 2004. He had been stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., since January 2006 in Charlie Co. 2-227 Avn. Regt., also known as the "Witchdoctors." He had served in Iraq since September 2006. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Elmer W. Bierbaum. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Brown; and two sons, Ethan and Tyler Brown, all of Enterprise; mother and stepfather, Theresa and Sgt. (RET) Mickey Kyser, Daleville, Ala.; three sisters, Barbara Cherry (Eddie), Hartford, Ala., Angela Kyser, Daleville, Marla Brown, Dallas, Ga.; one brother, Marty Brown (Stephanie), Stockbridge, Ga.; grandmother, Marie Bierbaum, Dothan; three nephews, William Cherry, Nathaniel Brown and Zachary Brown; two nieces, Rubye Cherry and Cecilia Brown; fellow "Brothers in Arms," and his second family still serving in Iraq. Visit for more information or to sign a guest register. Published in Florence Times Daily on June 28, 2007. 
Memory Hill Cemetery
Houston County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jun 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20111814
Sgt William Edward Brown
Added by: Judy Samson-Shealy
Sgt William Edward Brown
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
Sgt William Edward Brown
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
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