Name: James William Brown
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E1
Unit: B CO 1 BN 5 MAR 1 MAR DIV
Date of Birth: 22 July 1946
Home City of Record: MAUD TX
Date of Loss: 05 April 1966
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 103647 North  1064636 East
Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0295

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2020



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Private James William Brown entered the U.S. Marine Corps from Texas and was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. On April 5, 1966, he was a rifleman on a combat mission in South Vietnam. During the mission, he disappeared while attempting to cross the Rach La River in the vicinity of (GC) XS 980 737. Over two days search efforts by air and ground failed to locate him, and he remains unaccounted-for. Today, Private Brown is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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