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Brown, Roger, SCPO USN(Ret).
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Home Town Not Specified
Last Address Jacksonville
Date of Passing Apr 21, 2003
Location of Interment Not Specified
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Last Known Activity ATCS at Naval Avaition Depot-NAS Jacksonville 1990-1993
Was working at NADEP NAS Jax when he had his stroke on April 17, 2003. He passed away four days later on April 21, 2003- his and his wife's 30th wedding anniversary. He will be missed very much. I love and miss you, Dad...your daughter, Cynthia
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Fire
Description In July 1967, a fire broke out on board the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. An electrical anomaly had caused the discharge of a Zuni rocket on the flight deck, triggering a chain-reaction of explosions that killed 134 sailors and injured 161. At the time, Forrestal was engaged in combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin, during the Vietnam War. The ship survived, but with damage exceeding US$72 million (equivalent to $517 million today), not including the damage to aircraft. Future United States Senator John McCain and future four-star admiral and US Pacific Fleet Commander Ronald J. Zlatoper were among the survivors.