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In Memory of
William O. Brown

Master Sergeant (Ret.) William Owen Brown passed away on June 11, 2021. He was a life member of the Special Forces Association and a member of Chapter 54 (SFA - Boston). He was also a member of the Special Operations Association.

William served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. He served in Southeast Asia from 1968 to 1969 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam - Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) on Recon Team Awl, Command and Control South 1st Exploitation Company. He was wounded during his tour; despite his wounds he continued to serve in the Army for seven more years retiring in 1976.

William O. Brown, MSG Ret., Special Forces, MACV-SOG

Bill was born on March 30, 1938. He graduated from Greely Institute in 1956 and then volunteered for service in the U.S. Army. After his Army service Bill and his family returned to Cumberland, Maine. He was active in the Catholic Church in Yarmouth and served as an Eucharistic minister.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Joan Dorr Brown, a son and three daughters, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, and a sister.

There was a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street, Yarmouth, Maine on June 22, 2021 followed by a committal service and military honors at Holy Cross Cemetary in Yarmouth, Maine.


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