DAVID H BROWN
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

DAVID HAROLD BROWN

WALL NAME

DAVID H BROWN

PANEL / LINE

26E/42

DATE OF BIRTH

09/05/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/10/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SALTILLO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hardin County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID HAROLD BROWN
POSTED ON 10.10.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your cousin Ruth Anderson is touching. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 8.29.2021
POSTED BY: Greg Walker

This guy...

This guy was double chucking grenades keeping the NVA off of his team... he was literally running at them with grenades in each hand keeping the enemy back...
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POSTED ON 4.14.2021
POSTED BY: John Daly

An America Hero

Thank you for your service Sergeant Brown. I just read the book “ambush valley” and your incredible story of how you fought the NVA on the day you made the ultimate sacrifice for your fellow Marines. You are a true hero. Thank you. You are not forgotten Sir.
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POSTED ON 3.25.2021
POSTED BY: Ruth A. Anderson

MY DEAR COUSIN

David, You paid the Ultimate price. Although Our Family will never be over the loss of you. We know why you did it and we are all very Proud of what you did to defend your Team and Our Country. Now you are reunited with a bunch of Family members and one day the chain will be unbroken. See you on the other side Cuz.
Much LOVE & RESPECT
To Anyone that has pics of him Please share them.
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POSTED ON 9.10.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Navy Cross Citation

David Harold Brown
Date of birth: 5-Sep-46
Date of death: September 10, 1967
Home of record: Saltillo Tennessee
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant David Harold Brown (MCSN: 2056298), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company L, Third Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 10 September 1967. While moving in support of a sister company, southwest of Con Thien on Hill 48, Sergeant Brown's platoon came under devastating enemy rocket, mortar, automatic weapons, small arms, and grenade fire from a numerically superior enemy force. Quickly assessing the situation, he established a defensive position and brought fire to bear on the enemy. With complete disregard for his own safety, he charged the enemy positions, hurling grenades and temporarily disrupting an enemy assault. Upon depleting his grenade supply, he returned through the intense enemy fire and obtained an M-79 grenade launcher and again single-handedly assaulted the enemy positions, once again breaking up their assault and accounting for several enemy killed. Upon completion of this task, he moved among his men, directing their fire and encouraging them until he was mortally wounded. By his bold initiative, gallant fighting spirit and loyal devotion to duty, Sergeant Brown was instrumental in stopping an enemy attack, thereby saving numerous Marine casualties and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: 10-Sep-67

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company L

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 26th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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