William J BrownSergeant
K CO, 3RD BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
21 November 1944 - 20 May 1967
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William Joseph Brown of Philadelphia was killed by enemy gunfire on Saturday, 05/20/1967, in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was a good friend and a good Marine.
From an anonymous comrade.
The following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The special supplement was issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.
"Billy" Brown was a happy-go-lucky young man. "Nothing was ever too much for him to do," remembers his mother. Brown was born while his father was in the Navy Seabees at the end of World War II. Brown also became a Marine, enlisting shortly after graduating from Father Judge High School in 1962. He reenlisted because he believed strongly that the United States should be in Viet Nam. The 21-year-old sergeant, the chief clerk of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, died near Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province, on May 20, 1967. He was survived by his parents, a brother and two sisters."
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
From an anonymous comrade.|
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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