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WO Dennis Raymond Brown

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WO Dennis Raymond Brown

  • Birth 26 Aug 1970 Canada
  • Death 3 Mar 2009 Afghanistan
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Memorial headstone in Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery.
  • Memorial ID 34460337

Warrant Officer, a reservist from The Lincoln and Welland Regiment in St. Catharines, Ontario. Aged 38. He was deployed with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

He was killed along with Cpl Dany Fortin and Cpl Kenneth Chad O'Quinn after their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the Arghandab District approximately 10 kilometres northwest of Kandahar City. They were returning to base after defusing another roadside bomb. Two other soldiers injured in the incident were evacuated by helicopter for medical treatment.

WO Brown served with the "Lincs and Winks" for 20 years and was on leave from his civilian job of 8 years as a special constable with the Niagara Regional Police. He was described as a leader who was dedicated to his job and also enjoyed sports, especially hockey. He is survived by his wife Mishelle; children Jenna, Mac, Owen and Ben; parents Ed and Cecilia Brown; four brothers and extended family.

His awards and decorations include the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD); UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia Medal; Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, Sacrifice Medal (posthumous).

Military Funeral Service held on Saturday March 14, 2009 at the Lake Street Armoury, St. Catharines.

The deaths bring to 111 the number of Canadian troops killed since the country's forces arrived in Afghanistan in 2002. One diplomat and two aid workers have also died.

*Sincere thanks to Jane Eubanks for her generous sponsorship of this memorial.

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  • Created by: Milou
  • Added: 4 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34460337
  • Jane Stacy Eubanks
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for WO Dennis Raymond Brown (26 Aug 1970–3 Mar 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34460337, ; Maintained by Milou (contributor 46858724) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Memorial headstone in Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery..