Monday, February 28, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Michael Paul Brown - Vietnam KIA

Saint Gabriel's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hazleton, PA

Michael P. Brown's Senior Picture

Michael Paul Brown is my 2nd cousin once removed.  He was killed in Xom Dau, Tinh Long An, Long An, Vietnam while the 1/4 ton vehicle he was traveling in was hit by an enemy B40 recoilless round at close range.  Even though Michael was killed before I was born, I feel a connection with him.  A Radio Research Company would be a precursor to the same unit I served in.  The same type of unit and 30 years before I did.  I need to request his military records.  I am curious about the type of job he did and often wonder if it was similar to mine.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, sir. My name is Lisa Lark and I am a teacher and researcher
    from Dearborn, MI. I am currently working with the Vietnam Veterans
    Memorial Fund on their Call for Photos project. The goal of this
    project is to have a photograph of every man and woman whose name is
    on the Vietnam Wall. I was very moved by your writing about your
    relative Michael Brown, and was wondering if you would be willing
    to allow the VVMF to use his photograph on the website so that when
    people search for Michael's name they will see his picture. We will credit you for the photograph.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Sincerely, Lisa Lark