FRANK L BROWNING
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HONORED ON PANEL 2W, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

FRANK LEON BROWNING

WALL NAME

FRANK L BROWNING

PANEL / LINE

2W/4

DATE OF BIRTH

06/07/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KHANH HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/28/1971

HOME OF RECORD

FT WORTH

COUNTY OF RECORD

TARRANT COUNTY

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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LEFT FOR FRANK LEON BROWNING
POSTED ON 11.21.2023

Ground Casualty

On May 16, 1971, a New York Times article described heroin use by American troops in Vietnam had reached epidemic proportions. The piece reported that 10 to 15 percent of lower-ranking enlisted men were heroin users, and military officials working in drug‐suppression estimated that as much as a quarter of all enlisted personnel, more than 60,000 men, were hooked. They added that some field surveys reported units with more than 50 percent of the men on heroin. In Vietnam, the drug was plentiful, cheap, and 95 percent pure. Its effects could casually be achieved through smoking or snorting, as compared to the U.S., where the drug was impure, only about five percent heroin, and had to be main-lined or injected into the bloodstream to achieve a comparable high. The habit, which cost $100 a day to maintain in the U.S., cost less than $5 a day in Vietnam. PVT Frank L. Browning was a radio repairman serving with C Company, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army Republic of Vietnam. On August 2, 1971, Browning was admitted to the U.S. Air Force Hospital at Cam Ranh Bay in Khanh Hoa Province, RVN, for a blood stream infection, a frequent complication among intravenous drug users. Following weeks of treatment in Vietnam, Browning was put on a medical evacuation flight destined for Darnall Army Community Hospital at Fort Hood (now Fort Cavazos) in his home state of Texas. During the flight, his condition deteriorated, and he was taken off the aircraft at Yokota Air Base in Japan and admitted at 1:00 AM on August 25th to the U.S. Air Force Hospital in serious condition. His condition was downgraded eight hours later. Despite efforts by medical staff to save his life, Browning expired at 2:45 PM on August 28th in Japan. He was 20 years old. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “G.I. Heroin Addiction Epidemic in Vietnam.” New York Times (New York, NY), May 16, 1971]
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POSTED ON 10.18.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your Aunt Wilma and cousin Teresa is touching. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever...
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POSTED ON 6.3.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your 70th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 6.7.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 69th Birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 6.7.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private Frank Leon Browning, Served with Company C, 227th Assault Helicopter Company, 10th Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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