Soldier Honored: Nicholas P. Brown
Branch of Service: Army
Army Specialist Nicholas P. Brown, 24, of Huber Heights, Ohio was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division of Fort Bliss, Texas. In late October 2006, SPC Brown deployed to Iraq. On January 22, 2007, in Mosul, he was driving the lead vehicle in a convoy headed into a bad neighborhood and lost his life when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
A Vandalia-Butler High School graduate, SPC Brown joined the Army Reserves in 2001 before switching to active duty in November 2004. He was very proud to serve his country and enjoyed playing pool, being with friends, and taking care of his family. In January 2007, just eight days before his death, SPC Brown came home on a brief leave to see his newborn son. “It was a blessing that he was able to briefly see his son before returning to Iraq,” said his family. “His wife will forever treasure those moments together.” SPC Brown was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
His son is a Folds of Honor scholarship recipient.