JOHN A BROWN
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 23 OF THE WALL

JOHN ALPHONZO BROWN

WALL NAME

JOHN A BROWN

PANEL / LINE

7E/23

DATE OF BIRTH

04/15/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/04/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ROANOKE

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Roanoke

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN ALPHONZO BROWN
POSTED ON 10.25.2021
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 7.27.2021
POSTED BY: John sutor

Sgt John A Brown

Sarge I've been working on this memorial for the 37 Brothers KIA . ACO/2ND 502ND VIETNAM 1966 .Your name will be engraved on this piece of granite forever.
Mutual Respect. Sutot
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POSTED ON 4.14.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 7.21.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Ssgt Brown,
Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. 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 11.22.2015

Final Mission of SSGT John A. Brown

On May 4, 1966, a U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A (tail number 64-13138) from the 147th Assault Support Helicopter Company ("Hill Climbers") crashed during a combat mission 13 nautical miles northwest of Nhon Co while deploying to a forward base. The passengers were from 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry of the 101st Infantry Division. One of the passengers was the 1st Brigade’s Roman Catholic chaplain, Major William J. Barragy. Eyewitnesses agreed for the most part that there were flames coming from the rear of the aircraft and it seemed to have no forward airspeed and was spinning and falling straight down. The technical report suggested that the combining transmission failure, excessive heat, and fire causing the #2 drive shaft to separate. The resulting fire may have been ingested into the remaining engine causing a loss of power, SAS (Stability Augmentation System), and aircraft electrical systems. There is evidence that the pilot attempted to flare the helicopter prior to impact to no avail, the aircraft crashing on its left side and was consumed by fire. There were no survivors. The crew included aircraft commander CW3 George A. Clark, pilot CW3 John A. Eddy, flight engineer SP6 Edgar S. Doliber, crew chief SP5 Aaron B. Aumiller, and gunner SP4 Fairley W. Mills. The passengers were MAJ William J. Barragy, PFC Roger L. Berg, SSGT John A. Brown, PFC Robert L. Clark, PFC Roger C. Collette, SP4 John F. Concannon, MSGT J. D. Harrell, SSGT Gene Hawthorne, PFC Malakia Jackson Jr., PFC Michael Simpson, PFC Joseph J. Swayze, PFC Robert E. Thompson, SP4 Earnest A. Tucker Jr., FSGT Harden B. Walker, and SP4 Howard D. Weiss. [Taken from vhpa.org and armyaircrews.com]
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