Brown, Hugh Bernard, III, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1542, 1st Infantry Division
Service Years
1967 - 1968


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1968
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oak Hill Cemetery - Talladega, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
51W 016

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, West Point Association of Graduates
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Basic Infantry Officer Course (Fort Benning, GA)
 Unit Assignments
Army Ranger SchoolAirborne School1st Battalion, 10th Infantry 5th Infantry Division
1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment/C Company1st Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 1542, Army Ranger School
  1967-1967, 1542, Airborne School
  1967-1968, 1542, 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry /C Company
  1967-1968, 1542, 5th Infantry Division
  1968-1968, 1542, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1968-1968, 1542, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1963-1967, United States Military Academy1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Hugh arrived in-country on 3 July 1968 and became a platoon leader in C Company 1-16 Infantry in Binh Duong Province. On the afternoon of 20 July 1968, he led his fi rst patrol as his company conducted a reconnaissance in force to destroy a Viet Cong base camp. When thempatrol was engaged in a fire fight in the enemy bunker complex, he led the assault, running from bunker to bunker throwing hand grenades to protect his men. He was mortally wounded by enemy mortar fire and died within minutes on the field of battle. His company held a field memorial service to honor his memory. Hugh was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart. 
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