Brown, John William, TSgt
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1T2X1-Pararescue
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew Protection
Last Unit
2009-2011, 1T2X1, 24th Special Tactics Squadron
Service Years
2002 - 2011
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1977
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Last Address
Pope Field, North Carolina, home base
Afghanistan, deployed

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 2011
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Site 9941

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 Unit Assignments
Formal Schools38th Rescue Squadron  - Jolly Ops31st Rescue Squadron24th Special Tactics Squadron
  2002-2004, 1T2X1, Pararescue EMT- Intermediate
  2004-2006, 1T2X1, 38th Rescue Squadron - Jolly Ops
  2006-2009, 1T2X1, 31st Rescue Squadron
  2009-2011, 1T2X1, 24th Special Tactics Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2002-2011 Global War on Terror
  2009-2010 Global War on Terror/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2009-2011 Global War on Terror/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Colleges Attended 
John Brown University
  1996-1998, John Brown University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
CH-47 Chinook  
  2011-2011, CH-47 Chinook
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Notes/Articles
  Nov 06, 2014, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Raleigh, N.C. Three of the 30 U.S. servicemen killed in an Afghanistan helicopter crash last weekend were based at Fort Bragg's Pope Field, the Department of Defense said Thursday.
Tech Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla., Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif., and Tech Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pa., were killed when a rocket-propelled grenade launched by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan hit their CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
All three were assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron.
   
Comments/Citation
His 1st Bronze Star Medal Citation:

Period: 27 February 2010 to 28 June 2010 - For exceptionally meritorious achievement as a combat search and rescue team leader for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During this period, Sergeant Brown provided rescue coverage for numerous combat operations in hostile territory. He led his team in recovering several crew member remains and sensitive items from a crashed aircraft as well as treatment and evacuation of the wounded. Sergeant Brown coordinated casualty collection, triage, evacuation, blocking positions and communications with base operations for accountability during synchronized anti-coalition fighter and rocket attacks. Through his distinctive accomplishments, Staff Sergeant Brown reflected great credit upon himself, this command, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army.

His 2nd Bronze Star Medal Citation:

Period: 1 July 2011 to 6 August 2011 - For exceptionally meritorious achievement as an Assault Force Pararescueman for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During this period, Sergeant Brown conducted several objectives resulting in multiple enemies eliminated and detained. He led the full spectrum medical and rescue planning, ensuring the successful execution of the task force's highest priority missions. On 5 August 2011, Sergeant Brown and his team responded on a mission to eliminate or capture a high-value Taliban commander in Afghanistan. His helicopter was attacked in the target area by enemy fighters and was shot down by a rocket propelled grenade. Through his distinctive accomplishments, Technical Sergeant Brown reflected great credit upon himself, this command, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army.

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