REX L BROWN
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HONORED ON PANEL 44W, LINE 46 OF THE WALL

REX LEE BROWN

WALL NAME

REX L BROWN

PANEL / LINE

44W/46

DATE OF BIRTH

02/19/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MUSKOGEE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Muskogee County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR REX LEE BROWN
POSTED ON 9.18.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 7.24.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Rex Brown,
Thank you for your service as an Indirect Fire Infantryman. 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 1.30.2017
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC
UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER
WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

REX LEE BROWN


who served heroically with


COMPANY ' C '

1st BATTALION

28th INFANTRY REGIMENT

" LIONS OF CANTIGNY "

1st INFANTRY DIVISION

" THE BIG RED ONE "


was a posthumous recipient

of the following

military decorations

and service medals


SILVER STAR

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

PURPLE HEART

AIR MEDAL

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


and was entitled to wear the


COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE



TODAY HE RESTS IN

HONORED GLORY IN


GREENWOOD CEMETERY

PORTER, OKLAHOMA





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





R E M E M B R A N C E




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POSTHUMOUS CITATIONS

HEADQUARTERS

1ST INFANTRY DIVISION


GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 10483
3 October 1968


AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR


TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

BROWN, REX L PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E3

United States Army

Company C 1st Battalion 28th Infantry

Awarded: Silver Star
Date of Action: 12 September 1968
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, Private First Class Brown was serving as a machine gunner with his company on a reconnaissance in force operation in the vicinity of Loc Ninh. As the friendly force proceeded through the treacherous area, it was suddenly subjected to intense rocket propelled grenade, machinegun, and automatic weapons fire from well concealed enemy positions. Private First Class Brown immediately put forth a suppressive barrage which enabled his companions to reach more advantageous locations. When several casualties were sustained, he moved to a position from which he placed covering fire and enabled the injured soldiers to be evacuated to a more secure area. "With complete disregard for his personal safety, Private First Class Brown maneuvered through the hail of hostile rounds toward a group of insurgents attempting a flanking action and thwarted the enemy attack. He continued to place a devastating barrage on the Viet Cong until he was mortally wounded. His exemplary courage, bold determination, and selfless concern for his comrades were instrumental in saving friendly lives, and significantly contributed to the successful outcome of the encounter. Private First Class Brown's unquestionable valor in close combat against numerically superior hostile forces is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Authority: By direction of the President, as established by the Act of Congress, 9 July 1918, and USARV Message 16695, dated 1 July 1966.

FOR THE COMMANDER:
ARCHIE R. HYLE
Colonel, GS
Chief of Staff

OFFICIAL:
L.R. Bixler
Captain, AGC
Assistant Adjutant General

[ Notation regarding Date of Action. The General Orders sites 12 September 1968 as the date of action when PFC Brown was killed in action. However, other records such as the National Archives NARA-AAD records show the date being 13 September 1968. ]


GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 10165
24 September 1968


AWARD OF THE

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL


TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

BROWN, REX L PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E3

United States Army

Company C 1st Battalion 28th Infantry.

Awarded: Army Commendation Medal
Date of Action: 5 May 1968 to 21 May 1968
Reason: For meritorious achievement
Authority: By direction of the Secretary of the Army,
under the provisions of AR 672-5-1

FOR THE COMMANDER:
OFFICIAL:

ARCHIE R. HYLE
Colonel, GS
Chief of Staff

LARRY L. WARREN
Captain, AGC
Assistant Adjutant General


GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 10051
22 September 1968


AWARD OF THE

AIR MEDAL


TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

BROWN, REX L PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E3

United States Army

Company C 1st Battalion 28th Infantry

Awarded: Air Medal
Date of Action: 2 April 1968 to 13 September 1968
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
Authority: By direction of the President, under the
provisions of Executive Order 9158, 11 May 1942, as amended
by Executive Order 9242-A, 11 September 1942.

FOR THE COMMANDER:
OFFICIAL:

ARCHIE R. HYLE
Colonel, GS
Chief of Staff

LARRY L. WARREN
Captain, AGC
Assistant Adjutant General


GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 10052
22 September 1968


AWARD OF THE

BRONZE STAR MEDAL



TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

BROWN, REX L PRIVATE FIRST CLASS E3

United States Army

Company C 1st Battalion 28th Infantry.

Awarded: Bronze Star Medal
Date of Action: March 1968 to September 1968
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For meritorious service
Authority: By direction of the President, under the
provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962.

FOR THE COMMANDER:
OFFICIAL:

ARCHIE R. HYLE
Colonel, GS
Chief of Staff

LARRY L. WARREN
Captain, AGC
Assistant Adjutant General



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POSTED ON 9.13.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Rex Lee 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 9.13.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you PFC Brown for your leadership and courage under fire.
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