MAJ Robert E. Brown was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/17/2016 at the age of 79.9
Jackson, MS
Date of Birth 12/09/1936
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Major Robert E. Brown, 79, of Jackson, Mississippi passed away peacefully at home on October 17, 2016. He was born and raised in New Jersey. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He served for 20 years in the Marine Corps, during his time in the service he spent three tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot rescuing injured soldiers, among other duties. He earned a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during the war. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he went back to college and graduated from Bellhaven University and earned his Master's Degree at Mississippi College. He went on to teach at both of these colleges and also helped to start the Mississippi Ehtics Commission.

He is survived by his daughter Marleigh Starr of Madison, his brother Bill Brown (Janet) of New Jersey, his granddaughter Kristi Myers (Dusty) of Madison, his grandson Robbie Starr of Madison, as well as his pride and joy his two great grandsons, Hayden and Jake Myers of Madison. In his spare time he enjoyed playing Bridge on the internet, drawing, ordering from Amazon, as well as writing numerous letters to the editor that were published in both the Clarion Ledger as well as the Northside Sun. He also enjoyed playing with his two dogs, as well as playing Chess and pretending to pilot helicopters and planes with his great grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marion Brown, his parents Robert and Marjorie Brown, his daughter Ethel "Midge" Bates, as well as his beloved dog, Blue.

His memorial was handled by Natchez Trace Funeral Home.

Published in Clarion Ledger from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12, 2017

This information was last updated 03/08/2017

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