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JOSEPH GORDON BROWN


is honored on Panel 5W, Line 115 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/21/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear CWO Brown,
    Thank you for your service as an Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot. Watch over the nation, it still needs your courage.
    Rest in peace.
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  • Final Mission of CW2 Joseph G. Brown

    Posted on 5/7/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    CW2 Joseph G. Brown was a UH-1 helicopter pilot serving with the 237th Medical Detachment. On February 18, 1971, he was the aircraft commander of a medivac helicopter UH-1H (#69-15063) supporting ARVN troops in Laos during Lam Son 719. CW2 Brown was injured by shrapnel after his aircraft was shot down while attempting a medical evacuation dustoff in a “hot” LZ. He was air evacuated to a forward Army medical unit in Khe Sanh, RVN, where two surgeons worked desperately but unsuccessfully to save his life. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vvmf.org]
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  • Our Brother

    Posted on 2/7/15 - by Janna Hoehn for Larry Brown
    Our brother Joe was an uncomplicated man who loved to fly helicopters. His first tour of duty was flying helicopter gunships in Viet Nam in 1968.

    He volunteered for a second tour, but only if he could fly Medi-Vac choppers. He returned to Viet Nam in October of 1970 and was killed in action on February 18, 1971 while on a mission in Laos.

    He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. We love you Joe.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CWO Joseph Gordon 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/5/13 - by Robert Sage
    Joseph is buried at River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, OR.
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