Brown, Lonnie, Jr., SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B10, 1st Infantry Division
Service Years
1953 - 1969

Sergeant First Class

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Sep 10, 1969
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18W 064

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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment1st Infantry Division
  1969-1969, 11B10, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
  1969-1969, 11B10, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
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SFC Lonnie Brown Jr, Korean War Veteran, Vietnam War Veteran, Native of Williamston, North Carolina.

Sergeant First Class Lonnie Brown Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SFC Brown served our country until September 10th, 1969 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 38 years old and was married. It was reported that Lonnie died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Lonnie was born on October 15th, 1930 in Williamston, North Carolina. SFC Brown is on panel 18W, line 064 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 16 years.

Today I toured the Memorial Wall and found my grandfather's name. My mother, Gail Brown Fields, has always told me so much about him, and I was super thrilled to have his name rubbed on paper for me. My mother is a triplet; 2 boys, Gable & Charles Brown, to complete her set; all born and raised in Williamston, NC, but currently living in different cities. Keiya Fields,

Every day I miss you I wish I could have grown up with you. I have so much to share with you especially my family, you would love each and everyone I LOVE YOU!!! Gloria I. Brown.

Lonnie, I think about you everyday and all the "Guys" from the 2nd 18th. I'm sure your wisdom saved my life. Your guidance as the Platoon Sgt saved many lives. May You Always Rest in Peace. Richard Billings,

He served as a Sergeant First Class with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB) Second Device, The Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device with One Oak Leaf Cluster, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Korea War Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Device, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Individual Citation, United Nations Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, The National Defense Service Medal with One Device, The Good Conduct Medal, The Air Medal with Multiple Oak Leaf Clusters and The Army Commendation Medal.

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