Farewell to an American hero

By Manshadow Waylett | Published Saturday, October 26, 2013

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It is with regret and great sadness that I am away in Montana and will miss the final tribute to my dear friend and fellow veteran, Capt. Donald H. Brown, U.S. Army, Infantry.

Don was a distinguished warrior among a diminishing number of “The Greatest Generation” who took part in the Normandy landing, the largest beachhead invasion in history. Each of us is indebted to the bravery of them all in rescuing humanity from the most vicious tyranny ever known.

In combat, Capt. Brown received the Bronze Star, two awards of the Purple Heart, German Occupation, European Theater, American Theater and European Victory medals.

As an A&M grad, Don was a successful petroleum engineer and a man whose presence and memorable personality always brightened the days of those around him.

I hope every patriotic citizen of Wise County will pause to think of Don Brown and take time to attend the services that pay last tribute to this true hero now departed from us.

Manshadow Waylett

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