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Spc. Philip D. Brown - Fallen

Spc. Philip D. Brown
Jamestown, ND
Iraq - Fallen
Date of Loss: May 8, 2004 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 141st Engineer Battalion, Jamestown, N.D.

Died May 8 in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device went off west of Samarra, Iraq.

Jamestown High School Principal Larry Ukestad and Bill Nold, assistant principal, said Brown played football, basketball and baseball. He also was the disc jockey for some school dances. “He enjoyed life in general,” Ukestad said. “He had kind of a magnetism, charisma about him,” Nold said. Many people knew him from Jack Brown Stadium, which is named after his grandfather. “He was always a fixture,” Nold said. “If it wasn’t chasing a fly ball it was selling a hot dog.”

“My son is a brave, strong, courageous man who believed in duty, honor and country more than I can express,” Diedra Brown said.

Compiled from Associated Press reports.  Retrieved 10/01/2013 from "Honor the Fallen", http://projects.militarytimes.com/valor/