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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Donald Ray Brown
SGT Brown died in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on 4/6/1966 during the Vietnam War - Battle for Cu Chi as a member of HQ-Recon Platoon . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Burns'. Brown originated from Pensacola, Florida .
On April 4, 1966, Company C returned to battalion control and Troop A, ¾ Cav went OPCON to the 1/69th Armor. Company C also reported that on April 3rd while OPCON to the 1/69th, they had 3 Bobcats killed and 13 wounded. The battalion continued its search and destroy mission in the area. A very large cache of polished rice was located along with several smaller ones in well concealed and booby-trapped areas. There were several skirmishes during the day resulting in one Bobcat killed. Among the wounded were 7 men who were badly burned when there was an internal explosion and fire on one of the 4.2 inch mortar tracks. On April 6, 1966, one of the men burned in the 4.2 inch mortar track fire on April 4th died of his injuries.