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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 71 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/24/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear PFC Ralph Brown,
    Thank you for your service as an Indirect Fire Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/11/14 - by Melanie Brown
    Dear Ralph,
    I have never meant you but you are a very big part of my life. I am married to your son John. I wish, with all my might, you could have been a part of your sons life. Your life was taken too soon. We have two boys together, Jonathan and Dakota. Both are grown and doing well. They both are very aware of the sacrifices you gave. You and I share a very special date. Do you know the day and year your life ended is the same day and year I was born? 11/17/1965. I have always felt I am supposed to be where I am, that this was meant to be. I thank you for your son, he is a good man that always tries to do his best and has been a good father and husband. I hope someday we will meet! Until then....
    Love your daughter-in-law,
    Melanie Brown

    Posted on 5/11/14 - by John Brown
    I wish I could have known you. I think of you often. Thank you for your sacrifice.
    I love you, your son,
    John Brown
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/9/14 - by Jerry Richmond
    PFC Ralph Brown was a Indirect Fire Infantryman with D CO, 2nd BN, 7th Cavalry, 1st CAV DIV. Mark was involved in the first major battle directly with the North Vietnam Army. The Battle of La Drang Valley has been the basis for many books and a Movie "We Were Soldiers" Mark died on 11/17/1965 alongside 151 of his fellow soldiers in this intense battle. RIP Ralph, your bravery, courage and dedication to your country will never be forgotten.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/31/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Ralph Wayne 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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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.

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