Camp Lejeune

January 10, 2011 by staff 

Camp Lejeune, A soft blanket of snow covered his son Sunday afternoon, but there was no snow on the day Lance Cpl. James E. Brown was born, recalls his mother, Joanne.

The family of Marine Owensville gathered with friends and members of Lance Cpl. James E. Brown Young Marines unit Saulmon Cemetery, final resting pace, to commemorate its 25th anniversary, which is Wednesday.

Her mother arrived before the service to carry his birthday crown and ball, and gave fans a hug after the funeral service.

Brown was 20 when he died November 2, 2006, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, and Camp Lejeune, NC

In 2005, the Marines have recalled Gibson Southern High School graduate, leader of the Young John Hunter and Blythe Chapel laid minister Butch Davis, also a veteran.

Members of the Young Marines Color Guard placed a wreath on the tomb of Brown, like her mother, brother and sister looked Carma Dillen with family members.

Brown, a 2004 Gibson Southern Titan football player MVP, is also commemorated at the high school football field, where a marker was placed two years ago in his honor.

A new monument recognizing all veterans buried in the cemetery Saulmon small line of Gibson / Posey County was opened in November 2009, with a special marker on the image of Brown at the base of a new mast.

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