Brown, Robert Lewis, HMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1966-1967, HM-8404, 3rd Recon Bn
Service Years
1947 - 1967
HM-Hospital Corpsman
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jan 26, 1967
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Marietta National Cemetery - Marietta, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14E 79

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Duty Stations
3rd Recon Bn
  1966-1967, HM-8404, 3rd Recon Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 25, 1967, The Day We Lost Doc Brown by Cliff Schoeffler
  Feb 22, 1968, Doc Brown story by S/Sgt. Cliff Schoeffler
  Mar 02, 2002, Remembering you
  Jun 23, 2012, General Photos2
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Robert L. Brown (9961704), Chief Hospital Corpsman, U.S. Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against a hostile force while serving as a Corpsman attached to Company A, Third Reconnaissance Battalion, THIRD Marine Division (Rein), FMF, in the Republic of Vietnam, on 26 January 1967. While on a reconnaissance patrol operating deep in Viet Cong-controlled territory, Chief Petty Officer Brown's unit was subjected to intense enemy small arms fire from an estimated Viet Cong platoon. The initial hostile fire wounded the point man and the patrol leader. Despite the heavy volume of fire, Chief Petty Officer Brown rapidly moved forward and administered aid to the patrol leader, thus allowing him to continue his duties. Upon learning that there was another wounded Marine on the trail approximately thirty meters from his position, Chief Petty Officer Brown again courageously exposed himself to the heavy volume of enemy fire to render assistance. Unable to move the wounded man, he remained in an exposed position and resolutely continued to give medical aid for approximately five minutes, following which he organized and assisted in the removal of the Marine casualty to a cleared area for evacuation. Shortly after arrival in the evacuation zone, Chief Petty Officer Brown was himself mortally wounded by small arms fire. By his heroic actions and courageous devotion to duty, he served to inspire the men of his patrol and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: East Point, Georgia
Personal Awards: Silver Star (Vietnam), Purple Heart
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