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REX LEE BROWN


is honored on Panel 44W, Line 46 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/24/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear PFC Rex Brown,
    Thank you for your service as an Indirect Fire Infantryman. 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.
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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 1/30/17 - by CLAY MARSTON CLAYMARSTON@HOTMAIL.COM

    IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC
    UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER
    WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

    REX LEE BROWN


    who served heroically with


    COMPANY ' C '

    1st BATTALION

    28th INFANTRY REGIMENT

    " LIONS OF CANTIGNY "

    1st INFANTRY DIVISION

    " THE BIG RED ONE "


    was a posthumous recipient

    of the following

    military decorations

    and service medals


    SILVER STAR

    BRONZE STAR MEDAL

    PURPLE HEART

    AIR MEDAL

    ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL

    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


    and was entitled to wear the


    COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE



    TODAY HE RESTS IN

    HONORED GLORY IN


    GREENWOOD CEMETERY

    PORTER, OKLAHOMA





    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





    R E M E M B R A N C E




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    POSTHUMOUS CITATIONS

    HEADQUARTERS

    1ST INFANTRY DIVISION


    GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 10483
    3 October 1968


    AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR


    TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

    BROWN, REX L PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E3

    United States Army

    Company C 1st Battalion 28th Infantry

    Awarded: Silver Star
    Date of Action: 12 September 1968
    Theater: Republic of Vietnam
    Reason: For gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, Private First Class Brown was serving as a machine gunner with his company on a reconnaissance in force operation in the vicinity of Loc Ninh. As the friendly force proceeded through the treacherous area, it was suddenly subjected to intense rocket propelled grenade, machinegun, and automatic weapons fire from well concealed enemy positions. Private First Class Brown immediately put forth a suppressive barrage which enabled his companions to reach more advantageous locations. When several casualties were sustained, he moved to a position from which he placed covering fire and enabled the injured soldiers to be evacuated to a more secure area. "With complete disregard for his personal safety, Private First Class Brown maneuvered through the hail of hostile rounds toward a group of insurgents attempting a flanking action and thwarted the enemy attack. He continued to place a devastating barrage on the Viet Cong until he was mortally wounded. His exemplary courage, bold determination, and selfless concern for his comrades were instrumental in saving friendly lives, and significantly contributed to the successful outcome of the encounter. Private First Class Brown's unquestionable valor in close combat against numerically superior hostile forces is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
    Authority: By direction of the President, as established by the Act of Congress, 9 July 1918, and USARV Message 16695, dated 1 July 1966.

    FOR THE COMMANDER:
    ARCHIE R. HYLE
    Colonel, GS
    Chief of Staff

    OFFICIAL:
    L.R. Bixler
    Captain, AGC
    Assistant Adjutant General

    [ Notation regarding Date of Action. The General Orders sites 12 September 1968 as the date of action when PFC Brown was killed in action. However, other records such as the National Archives NARA-AAD records show the date being 13 September 1968. ]


    GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 10165
    24 September 1968


    AWARD OF THE

    ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL


    TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

    BROWN, REX L PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E3

    United States Army

    Company C 1st Battalion 28th Infantry.

    Awarded: Army Commendation Medal
    Date of Action: 5 May 1968 to 21 May 1968
    Reason: For meritorious achievement
    Authority: By direction of the Secretary of the Army,
    under the provisions of AR 672-5-1

    FOR THE COMMANDER:
    OFFICIAL:

    ARCHIE R. HYLE
    Colonel, GS
    Chief of Staff

    LARRY L. WARREN
    Captain, AGC
    Assistant Adjutant General


    GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 10051
    22 September 1968


    AWARD OF THE

    AIR MEDAL


    TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

    BROWN, REX L PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E3

    United States Army

    Company C 1st Battalion 28th Infantry

    Awarded: Air Medal
    Date of Action: 2 April 1968 to 13 September 1968
    Theater: Republic of Vietnam
    Reason: For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
    Authority: By direction of the President, under the
    provisions of Executive Order 9158, 11 May 1942, as amended
    by Executive Order 9242-A, 11 September 1942.

    FOR THE COMMANDER:
    OFFICIAL:

    ARCHIE R. HYLE
    Colonel, GS
    Chief of Staff

    LARRY L. WARREN
    Captain, AGC
    Assistant Adjutant General


    GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 10052
    22 September 1968


    AWARD OF THE

    BRONZE STAR MEDAL



    TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

    BROWN, REX L PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E3

    United States Army

    Company C 1st Battalion 28th Infantry.

    Awarded: Bronze Star Medal
    Date of Action: March 1968 to September 1968
    Theater: Republic of Vietnam
    Reason: For meritorious service
    Authority: By direction of the President, under the
    provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962.

    FOR THE COMMANDER:
    OFFICIAL:

    ARCHIE R. HYLE
    Colonel, GS
    Chief of Staff

    LARRY L. WARREN
    Captain, AGC
    Assistant Adjutant General



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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/13/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Rex Lee 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 9/13/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you PFC Brown for your leadership and courage under fire.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/15/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Rex is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Porter,OK. SS BSM AM ARCOM PH
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