MICHAEL L BROWNING
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HONORED ON PANEL 28E, LINE 59 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL LOUIS BROWNING

WALL NAME

MICHAEL L BROWNING

PANEL / LINE

28E/59

DATE OF BIRTH

05/23/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/24/1967

HOME OF RECORD

FULLERTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Orange County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL LOUIS BROWNING
POSTED ON 6.1.2021
POSTED BY: Michael Reynolds

My Namesake

My mom and dad named me Michael after my dad’s first cousin Michael Louis Browning who paid the ultimate military sacrifice in the Vietnam War.

Michael is buried or memorialized at Spokane Memorial Gardens in Spokane, Washington. Michael is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. Michael is also honored at the Vietnam Memorial at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington.

My oldest son Patrick (who is currently a Sergeant E5 in the Washington National Guard) and I (also a veteran) recently visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. I read Michael’s Silver Star Citation out loud, at night, and in front of Michael’s panel on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. I was in tears while I read his Silver Star Citation and at the end my son Patrick said “what a bad ass” and nothing else. Honestly, we were speechless while we made it back to our hotel room for the night.

Please take a moment and read Michael’s Silver Star Citation. Heroes like Michael is why Memorial Day is a day for honoring the men and women who have died while on duty with the US military and it is a day where Americans across the country pay their respects, often by visiting military cemeteries or memorials.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2021
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 sun 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.

As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 5.23.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Michael Louis Browning, Served with the 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 7.28.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear LCPL Michael Browning,
I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces and yours is missing. 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 10.24.2013
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Michael Louis Browning (MCSN: 2251278), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Grenadier with Company B, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in the Republic of Vietnam on 24 October 1967. While Lance Corporal Browning's squad was on a search and clear mission in the vicinity of the Tuy Loan River in Quang Nam Province, the point man and an companion were seriously injured when a booby trap was accidentally detonated. Ignoring the probable presence of other booby traps in the area, Lance Corporal Browning quickly moved forward to assist the wounded men. After rendering first aid, he placed one of the casualties across his shoulders and was proceeding toward the landing zone, when he detonated another booby trap hidden in the thick brushwood. With exceptional presence of mind, he placed the wounded man on the ground and, disregarding his own safety, shielded him from the blast with his own body. As a result of his intrepid actions, Lance Corporal Browning was mortally wounded by fragments from the exploding mine. His valiant effort to save the life of a fellow Marine at the risk of his own was an inspiration to all with whom he served. By his extraordinary courage, determination and selfless devotion to duty, he upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: October 24, 1967

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company B

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 7th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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