Brown, Lewis E., CSM

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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00Z-Command Sergeant Major IN
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1973-1976, A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
Service Years
1943 - 1976

Special Forces
Command Sergeant Major

Eleven Service Stripes

Ten Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MAJ Mark E Cooper to remember Brown, Lewis E. (Louie), CSM USA(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Date of Passing
Mar 06, 2009
Location of Interment
Fort Bragg Post Cemetery - Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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 Official Badges 

Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter
  1971, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Executive Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CSM(R) Lewis E. Brown (D-3), passed away 6 March 2009 while in hospice care. Louie was a member of Chapter 1-18 in Fayetteville, NC. A Veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam War; he served with the 10th SFG(A) beginning in 1952, and later with the 77th, 1st, 5th and 7th SFG(A). Louie made five combat jumps during WWII and the Korean War. His was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge (3nd Award), Bronze Star (2OLC), WWII Victory Medal, Air Medal, Asian-Pacific Theater Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Vietnam Service Medal and Campaign Medals, Meritorious Service Medal and numerous other awards and decoration during his distinguished military career. He is survived by his wife, Helen, a daughter, three grandchildren, two nephews, and a niece. A memorial service was held 9 March 2009 at JFK Chapel on Fort Bragg, interment followed at Lafayette Memorial Park with a rendering of full military honors.
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Combat Infantryman 3rd Award
Master Parachutist (5 Combat Jumps)Scuba Diver
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)77th Special Forces Group
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)6th Special Forces Group
  1943-1945, 745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment
  1950-1952, 1745, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
  1952-1956, 1745, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1957-1960, 1745, 77th Special Forces Group
  1960-1965, 11Z50, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1965-1966, 00Z, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1967-1968, 11Z50, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1969-1970, 11Z50, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1970-1973, 11Z50, 6th Special Forces Group
  1973-1976, A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of the Treasury Islands (Operation Goodtime)
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Green Islands
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle for the Recapture of Corregidor
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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