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  • Obituary - Rockford IL Morning Star

    Posted on 3/3/18 - by Mary DeWitt
    Pfc. Vernon Brown, Jr., 23, Hopkins Court, was killed by gunshot wound in the head during action in Vietnam Tuesday. Pfc. Brown was serving with the Marine Corps. Co. L, 3rd. Battalion, near Quang Nam, Vietnam, when he was killed. He entered the Marines Oct. 20, 1967, taking basic training in California. He went to Vietnam, May 14. Before joining the Marines, he was employed by Sems Division of Textron Industries, Inc., for one year. Survivors include his father; two brothers, John, serving with the Army in Vietnam, and LaVern, Rockford; and two sisters, Loretta and Bernadette, both of Rockford. Services will be Saturday, June 29, in St. Paul Baptist Church, Emmitt, Ark., with burial in Snell Cemetery, Emmitt.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/26/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear PFC Vernon Brown,
    I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces and yours is missing. Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Frankie was a Marine also killed in Quang Tri, say hi to him. 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.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/18/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Vernon Brown Jr, 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
  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 6/18/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/24/10 - by Robert Sage
    Vernon is buried at Snell Cemetery, Emmitt,AR. PH
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