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JOHN NELSON BROCKMAN

  • Wall Name:JOHN N BROCKMAN
  • Date of Birth:7/16/1947
  • Date of Casualty:2/12/1968
  • Home of Record:MONROE
  • County of Record:BENTON COUNTY
  • State:OR
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:39E, 2
  • Casualty Province:DINH TUONG

CRAIG HAROLD BUELL

  • Wall Name:CRAIG H BUELL
  • Date of Birth:5/9/1944
  • Date of Casualty:2/12/1968
  • Home of Record:KANSAS CITY
  • County of Record:CASS COUNTY
  • State:MO
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP5
  • Panel/Line:39E, 2
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH

HARRY WILLIS BROWN


is honored on Panel 39E, Line 2 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/19/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear SSgt Brown,
    I really hope someone puts your photo here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thank you for your service as a Medical NCO. Thank you for the lives you saved. You are still MIA.
    PLEASE COME HOME.
    Watch over our nation. Be at peace.
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  • Lest We Forget

    Posted on 10/28/16 - by Lynn Hertel lrhertel@aol.com
    We never met but I carry you in my heart since the day in April 1968 that I received your MIA bracelet. I have worn it ever since and it will remain on my wrist to my grave. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
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  • Harry Brown Spec 5 2/12/68

    Posted on 9/11/15 - by Sandi Cormier scormier
    I have a p.o.w. braclet of Spec 5 Harry Brown 2/12/68 , I would love to return it to someone in his family. I know what it means to me but would to see it go to them. If you are a family member please contact me.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/26/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SSGT Harry Willis Brown, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17027

    Posted on 3/19/13 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org

    There are two accounts for this incident: First account - On February 12, 1968 pilots CW3 Alan W. Gunn and CAPT Jerry L Roe, crew chief SSGT Wade L. Groth, and medic SSGT Harry W. Brown were members of a UH-1H on a night medical evacuation flight. Their aircraft disappeared in Darlac Province. A search and rescue effort failed to locate them. The four crewmen were initially declared missing. In July 1971, a Vietnam People's Army defector identified a photograph of First Lieutenant Brown as an individual he had seen at a POW camp near Vinh City in August 1970. U.S. POW returnees were never able to confirm that Lieutenant Brown and the other crewmen. In July 1974, the wreckage of the UH-1H was located by a woodsman, but there was no trace of the crewmen. All four crewmen were declared deadbody not recovered on different dates between October 1973 and September 1978. Second Account - On February 12, 1968, SP5 Harry Brown, medic; 1Lt. Jerry Roe, aircraft commander; WO Alan Gunn, pilot; and SP4 Wade Groth, crewchief, were flying a UH-1H (tail #66-17027) dispatched on a night medical evacuation mission (dustoff). Dustoff 90 departed Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam for Gia Nghai Special Forces camp. As U.S. Air Force Tactical Control Radar operators at Ban Me Thuot tracked the flight, the blip that was the UH1H dustoff chopper disappeared from the screen at 2019 hours. The helicopter apparently went down 20 minutes outbound from its base in a mountainous region of Quang Duc Province. An Army Infantry unit searched the apparent crash site near the Cambodian border for 36 hours, but found neither the helicopter nor its crew. Snipers were not known to be in the area, and it is not believed the helicopter was shot down, according to an Army report, indicating possible mechanical trouble. In April 1969, CIA was asked to analyze the positive identifications made by a rallier of a number of photographs of missing Americans. The rallier selected the photos of both Harry Brown and Jerry Roe as two men he believed to have been prisoners of war. CIA could not determine why the source selected them. In 1979, Sean O'Toolis, an Irish-American, was touring Bong Song Camp, 40 miles south of Hanoi, on an IRA gun-buying mission, when he alleges he met and spoke with American prisoners, Brendon Foley and Wade Groth, a prison workmate of Foley's. He also claims to have talked to men named MacDonald, Jenning and an O'Hare or O'Hara. He brought a message to Foley's brother and fingerprints of Foley and O'Hara. He identified old photos of Groth, and gave believable descriptions of Foley and Groth. Neither family knows whether or not to believe O'Toolis, as much of his account of his travels seems incorrect. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.