DONALD L BROWN
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HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 53 OF THE WALL

DONALD LEROY BROWN

WALL NAME

DONALD L BROWN

PANEL / LINE

12E/53

DATE OF BIRTH

04/04/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/11/1966

HOME OF RECORD

LINCOLN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Penobscot County

STATE

ME

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD LEROY BROWN
POSTED ON 7.24.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your fellow soldier George Romero is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 9.7.2019

Final Mission of CPL Donald L. Brown

On October 20, 1966, a U.S. Marine Corps LVTP-5 (H-04) tracked amphibious armored fighting vehicle from the 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was conducting Motor Transport escort duty near the hamlet of Ngan Cau (1) in the Marble Mountain area of Quang Nam Province, RVN, when it struck a pressure-type mine estimated at 50lbs. of TNT. The 10:30 AM blast killed three Marines and wounded three others. One of the dead perished inside the burning track, and due to the intense heat, his remains could not be recovered for five hours. The lost Marines included LCPL John F. Burns, PFC James D. Daniels, and CPL Robert D. Sisk. One of the wounded, CPL Donald L. Brown, was medically evacuated to the U.S. Air Force hospital at Clark Air Base in the Philippines with 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 30% of his body and a fractured spine with paralysis. He succumbed to his injuries on November 11, 1966. Another wounded Marine, LCPL Edwin C. Hill, suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over his entire body. Hill was evacuated to the United States to the U.S. Naval Hospital at Portsmouth, VA, where he died on January 13, 1967. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion (Rein) 3rd Marine Division (Rein) Command Chronology, October 1966]
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POSTED ON 7.17.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Brown,
Thank you for your service as a Field Radio Operator. 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 10.4.2016
POSTED BY: Karen Cole

My Favorite Uncle

This November 11, 2016 marks 50 years since you have been gone....but NEVER forgotten.....seems like yesterday to the THEN 6 year old (me) now 56....still remember the visits and updates from the Sgt. and the dreaded knock on Nana's front door that Saturday night...notifying us of your demise....your memory is safe with me...your flag proudly displayed in my house...and my love for you....never ends....Love, Karen
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POSTED ON 5.26.2014
POSTED BY: Jesse Rollins

My Great Uncle

Great Uncle Brown, I never met you but I'm thankful for you and I'm honored to have the same blood running through my veins. I also served in the Marine Corps and because of that I feel a deep bond with you even though we've never met.

If any one out there knew my great uncle, would you please consider sending me an email telling me what you remember about him? What was he like? What was his MOS? How did he die? I would greatly appreciate anything you could tell me. He was my maternal grandmother's brother. My email is [email protected] Thank you.
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