WILLIAM W BROWN
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM WESLEY BROWN

WALL NAME

WILLIAM W BROWN

PANEL / LINE

5E/99

DATE OF BIRTH

09/07/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/04/1966

HOME OF RECORD

SHREVEPORT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Caddo Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM WESLEY BROWN
POSTED ON 9.3.2017
POSTED BY: Pete Michael

Les Wesighan tried to save you

When William Brown was hit by a sniper during Operation Utah, Corporal Lester Wesighan crawled through the grass to drag William to the safety of the Marine lines. Les dug into the ground to shield himself from rifle fire, but he also suffered a fatal head wound. Les and his cameraman, Ken Henderson, were U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents covering the battle, and unfortunately Les was the first Marine Combat Correspondent to die in the Vietnam War. Ken also tried to save the Marines but both had already died. In 2005 we held a backyard barbecue to honor the brave Americans we knew, and Ken, Les's sisters, and his girlfriend Pat came. We honored William Brown and all Americans who have fallen in battle to protect our freedom.
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POSTED ON 7.27.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear LCPL William Brown,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. 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 3.4.2014
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Marine.

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POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL William Wesley 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 4.2.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA.
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