WARREN R BROWN
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HONORED ON PANEL 40E, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

WARREN RICHARD BROWN

WALL NAME

WARREN R BROWN

PANEL / LINE

40E/58

DATE OF BIRTH

05/18/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/22/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NASHUA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hillsborough County

STATE

NH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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LEFT FOR WARREN RICHARD BROWN
POSTED ON 2.11.2014
POSTED BY: Jody Granum

The Face

It has been 46 years and I had forgotten what he looked like but the name has stuck with over the years. He was only with us for two weeks or so when he was KIA. I helped carry warren and another man that was hurt pretty bad to the chopper for evacuation . Thank You for his picture, we were all just kids.
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POSTED ON 2.1.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Warren Richard 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 9.24.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Warren is buried at Saint Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven, Conn.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2008
POSTED BY: Arnold M. Huskins

The Telegraph article

Poem recalls life and death of soldier

Published: Monday, May 26, 2008

By DEAN SHALHOUP Staff Writer
[email protected]
The Telegraph
Nashua, NH



NASHUA – A couple of weeks ago, veterans and their families, particularly those who served during the Vietnam era, gathered at the newly refurbished Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park off of Ledge Street to dedicate a new monument and pay tribute to the 18 Nashua servicemen killed in the Vietnam War.

One of them was Army Spc. 4th Class Warren R. Brown, who was 20 when he was killed in action on Feb. 22, 1968. Several of his siblings and their families were at the dedication, and in talking about their brother, who grew up with the nicknames "Beaver" and "Googie," mentioned a poem that had been written about him.

The other day, brother Bill Brown and his wife, Billie, forwarded a copy of the poem. This being the day we observe Memorial Day, it's a most appropriate time to share the poem with readers.

It was written by John Cullen, apparently a childhood friend of Brown's, in 1989 and copyrighted in 1990. With thanks to Cullen and Brown's family, here's the poem, titled The Boy Called Googie Brown.

I was running through a baseball park

Just the other day

My eight year old was there with me

As I wiped some tears away.

I was looking back on days long past

And another boy who played

I could hear his uncle yelling to him,

'Warren, swing the bat this way!'

I could see him in his baseball cap

That was two or three sizes big

He never seemed to smile much

But he was quite a special kid.

Yes, his real name was Warren

but his name got changed around

All the kids just called him 'Googie'

All the kids from his hometown.

Soon the years had passed along

And a war was going on

Boys from our old neighborhood

Were off to Viet Nam.

There were boys who fought with M-16s

And boys who patched the wounds

Googie fought with helping hands

And hopes of getting home soon.

A time arrived when enemy fire

And hell loomed 'neath the ground

When the skies lit up like fireworks

And pain was all around.

A soldier ran from scream to cry

Assisting those he could

Helping the ones who had some hope

And hoping to do some good.

As others joined the soldier's tries

To help some get out safe

A silence invaded the young man's life

And a hero was his fate.

Bad news traveled home one day

To a family by the name of Brown

The boy who played at the baseball park

Was coming back to town.

They all could hold their heads up high

When they stood before his grave

They could read about the things he did

And the men he tried to save.

So, if you ever get to Washington

And you gaze upon The Wall

As you cast your eyes upon those names

Of the men who stood so tall.

Of all the names you look to see

As you walk that hallowed ground

Look to panel forty-E

And the boy called Googie Brown!
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POSTED ON 11.10.1999
POSTED BY: Wayne Lamping

Brave Soldier

I only knew you for a little while but you were a good soldier.I was laying next to you when you were mortally wounded.A morter landed between us,and I was severly wounded.You were a brave soldier,and I"m sure your family was mighty proud of you. I know your in a better place right now,may god bless you and your family. Sincerely,Wayne Lamping
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