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brown_A2Sergeant Charles Patrick Brown was born on December 27, 1947 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Brown. Charles graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1966. His friends called him "Chuckie". He enlisted in the Army in 1965, but delayed entry until June 29, 1966 after his High School graduation.

Sergeant Brown completed Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Ord, California and Paratrooper Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Charles served a tour of duty in Alaska where his parachute failed to open during a jump landing him in the hospital for six weeks.

Sergeant Charles Patrick Brown began his tour of duty in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam on November 5, 1967 serving with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division as an infantryman. Charles was wounded twice during combat operations, and recovered from malaria two times. He just returned to his unit in April after being discharged from the hospital when he was killed on May 21, 1968 as a result of multiple fragmentation wounds.

Charles Patrick Brown is survived by his parents and one sister. He lived 20 years, 4 months and 24 days. He is resting in Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Charles' name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Ann Arbor. His name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 64E Line 012.

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JANET GRAY
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SISTER
MISSING YOU
CHUCK WAS, A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. EVEN THROUGH IT HAS BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE HIS DEATH HE IS STILL MISSE AS IF IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY. A YOUNG MAN THAT IN MOST STATES WAS NOT EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE OR DRINK BUT PROUDLY GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OUR FREEDOM. WE MISS HIM, TERRIBLY.
Saturday, March 13, 1999

Brian McGregor
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Grew up in the same neighborhood
Howell, Mi 48843
Charley was the first one that I knew killed in Vietnam. I still was not in the service that May day when we read about it in the Ann Arbor News. Another school friend Don Bousley who lived down the street was killed in Dec of 1968 while I was in Basic Training. I think of these and other heros a lot. The local Vietnam Veterans (Chapter 310) erected a wonderful memorial in Washtenaw County to all the counties fallen heros.
Sunday, October 14, 2001

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