Brown, Mance


Rank: Sergeant First Class

Unit: C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, United Nations Service Medal for Korea

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 15-Jan-1933

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 9-Mar-1951

Start of tour: 16-Feb-1970

Incident date: 4-Mar-1970

Date of casualty: 3-Apr-1970

Age at death: 37

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Other Accident. Other accident. Individual died as a result of injuries received while on a military mission when a mine accidentally detonated. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Setting up ambush position.  Claymore mine was accidentally detonated. Admitted to 45th Surgical Hospital on 4 Mar 1970 at 1220 hrs and placed on Serious Injury (SI) list on 4 Mar 1970 at 1845 hrs.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 382 751

Place of interment: Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12W 087 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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