Pfc. Karl A.nthony “Tony” Brown, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Brown Jr., was presented the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart posthumously. The awards were presented by Captain Francis X.K. Connors. Pfc. Brown was killed during Operation Junction City northeast of Saigon March 29. Brown received the Bronze Star Medal for “Meritorious Achievement in ground operations against Hostile Forces in the Republic of Vietnam,” and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. He was the first of the Light Horse Assault Battery, formed as a 4.2-inch Mortar Squad in July of 1966, to be killed in Vietnam fighting. The medals were presented during brief ceremonies at the home of his parents, Route 3, Hemlock Park.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 March 1945
  • Date of death: 29 March 1967
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 4th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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