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Col Jerome William Brown, Sr

Col Jerome William Brown, Sr

Birth
USA
Death 19 Dec 2005 (aged 72)
USA
Burial Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 19, Site 736.
Memorial ID 49447277 · View Source
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Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam.

(U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).

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SILVER STAR CITATION:
BROWN, JEROME WILLIAM

Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jerome William Brown (295289076), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Commanding Officer of the Seventh Motor Transport Battalion, Force Logistic Command, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 13 February 1969, Major Brown was accompanying a fifty-truck convoy which was transporting fuel and ammunition from Dong Ha to the Vandegrift Combat Base when the Marines came under heavy small arms fire from a hostile force occupying well-concealed emplacements and a truck was destroyed by the detonation of a detonated mine. As the convoy halted, Major Brown left his relatively secure position at the rear of the convoy and with complete disregard for his own safety, proceeded through the intense enemy fire to the first vehicle where the convoy commander was attempting to establish communications with a forward observer. Directing the column to proceed, Major Brown shouted words of encouragement to the drivers as he returned across the dangerous terrain to his original position. When the vehicle operators attempted to move along the highway, they were again halted by increased hostile fire. Racing to the lead truck, Major Brown was informed by the convoy commander that close air support was coming to the assistance of the beleaguered unit. Returning to the rear, he directed the suppressive fire of a security force, supervised the embarkation of the wounded from the trucks, and skillfully adjusted air strikes to within fifty meters of the convoy as the vehicles commenced maneuvering out of the hazardous area. Fearlessly remaining behind until all Marines had departed, he requested bombing runs on the surrounding area before rejoining the convoy. By his courage, bold initiative, and unswerving devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, Major Brown inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


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  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49447277
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Jerome William Brown, Sr (8 Apr 1933–19 Dec 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49447277, citing Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .