Jerome Albert Browder Jr was the son of Jerome Albert Browder, Sr. and Clara Odum. Jerome was married to Katherine Hudson ON Febuary 4, 1971, they had a daughter, Clara O. Browder.

Military Data
Unit ADV Team 66, HQ, MACV Advisors, MACV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 03031971
Incident Date 08191971
Casualty Date 08191971
Age at Loss 29
Location Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Other explosive device
Medical Specialist (Army)

Vietnam Wall Panel 03W Line 134

Cedar Grove Cemetery,  Athens,  McMinn County,  Tennessee, USA
Plot Section 2

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Advisory Team, Senior Aidman
Date of Action: 10 June 1969
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Jerome Albert Browder, Jr. (ASN: 25347391), United States Army, for gallantry in action. Staff Sergeant Browder distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 10 June 1969 while serving as Senior Aidman, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Browder was returning to Duy Xuyen when he met members of an advisory team from Dien Ban who were withdrawing, along with two Regional Forces companies, from heavy contact in the vicinity of Triem Tu. With the withdrawal of American advisors, there were no Americans present to maintain contact with the forward air controller, Sergeant Browder elected to remain as radio operator. He made contact with the Regional Forces company and began calling in artillery on the enemy mortar positions. While moving forward to the open paddy area, the senior advisor for Duy Xuyen District was wounded in the right arm and shoulder. In his exposed position some fifty meters away from the hostile force, Sergeant Browder, with no regard for his personal safety, began immediate first aid treatment. Staff Sergeant Browder’s conspicuous gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 4333, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam 21 July 1969
Home of Record: Knoxville, TN

  • Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 July 1942
  • Date of death: 19 August 1971
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Athens
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Adv Team 66
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Bottom Panel
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