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is honored on Panel 29W, Line 5 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Beloved brother

    Posted on 2/27/18 - by Cathy Haynes
    Photograph of Herman in his military cap was graciously provided by his sister, Malva Jones. Herman was the eldest of 12 children and his nickname was "Popsie" because he took care of his young siblings with much attention. They were broken hearted at his loss but took pride in his service to country and family.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/19/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Spec 4 Brown,
    I hope someone will put your photo here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Watch over our nation, it still needs your courage. REST IN PEACE.
  • You Are Not Forgotten!

    Posted on 6/20/15 - by Phil "LT mike" Maniscalco, D 1/11 Infantry Vietnam (Sept 1968 - Sept 1969)
    Dear Herman- In September 2015 at the 95th annual reunion of the Society of the Fifth Division, U.S. Army in Pittsburgh, PA, we will be remembering the 514 soldiers from the 5th Division that were Killed in Action in Vietnam. You Are Not Forgotten. Rest in Peace, Dear Brother.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/11/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Herman Frank 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/9/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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The Wall of Faces

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