Brown, William Arthur


Rank: Private, Pv-2 (Army), Pvt (Airforce, Marine Corps)

Unit: I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 27-Oct-1945, Detroit, Michigan

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 1-Nov-1965

Start of tour: 22-Aug-1966

Incident date: 21-Mar-1967

Date of casualty: 21-Mar-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
William Arthur Brown was passenger in armored personnel carrier on ambush patrol when hit by fragments from hostile claymore mine.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PVT William Arthur Brown
SP4 Miles Joseph McLoughlin
SP5 German Lee Nicholson

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Detroit Memorial Park East, Warren, Michigan, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 16E 130 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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