TANNER M BROWN JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 117 OF THE WALL

TANNER MARTIN BROWN JR

WALL NAME

TANNER M BROWN JR

PANEL / LINE

15W/117

DATE OF BIRTH

07/06/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/02/1970

HOME OF RECORD

VAN NUYS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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LEFT FOR TANNER MARTIN BROWN JR
POSTED ON 11.7.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Tanner Martin Brown Jr, 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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POSTED ON 5.31.2012
POSTED BY: Mike Cronin

Remembering Tanner

I am trying to get in touch with Tanner's family. I believe Tanner grew up in Ramona California where a Vietnam memorial has been setup for those local kids who perished.

I wanted to let the family know that I attended a Memorial Day ceremony today, and that Tanner’s name was read.

I’m sorry for this family’s loss and cannot imagine the pain and sadness that they have endured. God bless you and all who serve to protect us.

Tanner will always be remembered.

Please contact me if you have any information about Tanner or the whereabouts of any family members.

With sincerest respect,

Mike Cronin
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POSTED ON 12.25.2011

Never Forgotten

(Photo Credit: Bill Johnston) Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 7.6.2011
POSTED BY: Bill Johnston

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TANNER, you would have been Sixty-two today.

Happy Birthday Tanner from your friend in Alabama. You would have been sixty-two years old today. This is a big day in all of our lives. I find out that I was a little over two months older than you were but we were not worrying about those things in that country. Yet today would have been a day you would have been looking forward to especially after working all your life. I can see retirement in your eyes as this day approached. Most of your friends are already retired or will be soon. Our friend Andy is retiring later this month, just any day now. Andy says he was going to take up golf to give him something to do in retirement. Everyone has to stay busy just to live and that will be what all of us will be doing the next few years. You know we lost Tom over ten years ago and some more friends as well have pass. I last saw Tom when I saw Andy leave for home as I was returning from an R & R. That was the last time I saw either of them. You should have been there that day. It was mid-August 1970 and Andy had survived his tour. Andy was going home on this day. Andy, Tom and the other guys were all smiles that morning. I have never forgotten Andy leaving that day. Andy was the only man I saw leave that country, I seen them leave The Bush, but seeing Andy leave I knew for sure our friend had made it. I was just lucky returning that morning from Hong Kong. You would have enjoyed that day and would have been there to see Andy off as well. I missed seeing you that day and many more since we lost you those many years ago.

Today is Your Day. It’s Your Birthday. No one has very many birthdays even if we live to be a hundred. Life goes so fast and you gave yours many years ago. But know Tanner, I have not forgotten that day nor have I forgotten you all these years. I can see you today all smiles as your day approach and the relaxation you would have in your future. You may have plans for you and your wife to take a little trip, not too long but long enough to get away to savor the freedom you had been looking forward to these last few years. I can see your children and grandchildren surrounding you as you blew out the few candles on your birthday cake. Your kids want you to do a little baby-sitting, and you would not mind at all. It is always joy being around your grandchildren and on this day you could just be grandpa and everything would be just great. I am sure you would have been a great father and grandfather; you were just that type of man. I can see the joy on your face as your children and grandkids surround you. Finally, after working all of your life you could relax and let the younger guys run the show with you and your beautiful wife enjoying your California weather. You probably enjoyed gardening, the great outdoors, but probably not too much camping not after surviving that country.

Sadly, you never lived to see this day. You were never able to experience life after Nam. That is what is so bad about that war. You died so young as did too many men in that country. Yet I can see you today, young and bold living out your life in the Golden State. You were always the third squad’s West Coast California Guy and that is the way I have always remembered you. On this day, I wish you joy, peace, love, and friendships, which you had during your life. You gave your life many years ago. Too many people I am afraid never were able know you as we did in Nam. You were friends with everyone you met. I may not remember your birthday each year, I may not remember to stop by The Wall often, yet know Tanner you are not forgotten. You have been in my prayers and have never left my heart and many other guys as well. You are not a guy anyone could easily forget, you were just that way. On this day, Happy Birthday again my friend, I only wished you could have celebrated many more than you had in your short life.

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POSTED ON 6.24.2011
POSTED BY: Bill Johnston

A Great Friend in Nam

I have never forgotten my friend Tanner Brown. He died on a lonely hilltop in a country the grunts called Nam. He was killed along with many other men on a terrible night in this war. This friend has always lived within my heart. I know that I am a much better person from having known this guy. Tanner Martin Brown truly was an inspiration to everyone in the First Platoon he certainly was to me. No one could ask for a better friend. I have never forgotten my squad’s West Coast California Guy. I pray to God that you Rest in Peace Tanner and that God will always be with you.
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