Brown, Richard Allen, MAJ

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Last Rank
Major
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
1980-Fixed Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1980, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
Service Years
1953 - 1969

Armor

Major


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1934
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Carbondale
Last Address
Carbondale
(home of record was Lakewood, California)

Casualty Date
Mar 17, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Lewis Post Cemetery - Pierce County, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09W 114

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 Unit Assignments
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course174th Assault Helicopter Company14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)16th Aviation Group
23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1968-1968, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1968-1969, 1980, 174th Assault Helicopter Company
  1968-1969, 1980, 14th Combat Aviation Battalion (14th CAB)
  1968-1969, 1980, 16th Aviation Group
  1968-1969, 1980, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Richard Brown was serving with 174th Assault Helicopter Company, 14th Aviation Battalion, 16th Aviation Group, Americal Division. He was on his 2nd tour in Vietnam.

He was severely wounded by a French 75mm pack howitzer that hit his hooch at Duc Pho Airfield, at LZ Bronco, Quang Ngai Province (now Binh Dinh) on 11 March 1969.  He died of those wounds on 17 March 1969

He was interred in Camp Lewis Cemetery, Fort Lewis, Pierce County, Washington. He left a wife and four children.

Note: He had graduated Staff School and Command College in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1968.  A graduate of Whittier College, California.
   
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Note:  Career data needed for this 16 year veteran.
   
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