CHARLES N BROWN
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 49 OF THE WALL

CHARLES NORMAN BROWN

WALL NAME

CHARLES N BROWN

PANEL / LINE

23E/49

DATE OF BIRTH

09/01/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PROV UNKNOWN, MR III

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/11/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SEBAGO LAKE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cumberland County

STATE

ME

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

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POSTED ON 7.24.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 8.5.2019

Attack on Quan Loi Base Camp – July 11, 1967

Quan Loi Base Camp was a major 1st Infantry Division forward base in Binh Long Province, RVN, supporting operations in War Zones C & D and along Highway 13. At 1:20 AM on July 11, 1967, the base at Quan Loi was attacked by an unknown size Viet Cong force. The battle began when a perimeter Quad .50 opened fire on enemy movement detected in front of its position. The VC then commenced their attack by placing 60mm, 82mm, and 4.2-inch mortar on the base area complex. Air support was immediately requested for the besieged base. At 2:01 AM, VC were reported inside the perimeter throwing grenades and satchel charges at the armored personnel carriers and gun positions. Five minutes later, a tank and APC were hit by rocket-propelled grenades, the APC bursting into flames, its crew suffering 100% casualties. The VC penetration continued deep inside the artillery lines, evident the following morning when unexploded satchel charges were discovered strewn about the gun positions. In addition to the attack on Quan Loi, an adjacent Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) base also came under attack by a large VC force. Illumination and artillery rounds were fired from Quan Loi in support of the beleaguered ARVN unit. As the attack at Quan Loi slackened around 3:00 AM, the attack on the ARVN compound intensified. A ground assault was beaten off by the ARVN, and by 6:10 AM the attacking force broke contact and withdrew to the northwest as U.S. artillery placed fire on suspected VC withdrawal routes. During the attack, SGT Jewell F. Dodge, a military policeman assigned to the C Company Detachment at Quan Loi, scrambled to his assigned bunker and gave his M16 rifle to a young soldier who in the confusion arrived at the bunker unarmed. SGT Dodge then exposed himself to the incoming mortar rounds to return to his tent to obtain another rifle. He was struck by fragments from an exploding mortar round and lay exposed and severely wounded. He was located in the morning and died in the arms of one of his comrades. Five other Americans were killed in the raid. They included SP4 Charles N. Brown, PSG Daniel F. DeButts, PFC William J. Igoe, PFC Lewis F. Jenkins, and SP4 Emile J. Legere. Another 27 U.S. were wounded. One APC was destroyed, and two other APC’s, a tank, and a truck were damaged. Seven of the VC attackers were killed, and an assortment of enemy weaponry was captured. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Juan Maldonado at quanloi.org]
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POSTED ON 4.18.2018
POSTED BY: Krysteen Wescott

I found your picture

My name is Krysteen Wescott and I am the daughter of Sgt 1st class Robert H Wescott Jr. It meant a lot to me to find your picture. Alexa was nice enough to find a picture and send it to me. You are remembered.
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POSTED ON 7.16.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear spec 5 Brown,
I hope someone will put your photo here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thank you for your service as an Armor Crewman. It is another summer, as time continues to pass since Vietnam. 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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POSTED ON 7.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Charles Norman 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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