SGT Charles Brown was a great friend that made everyone feel welcome. Whether you knew him as a family member, as a Soldier, or co-worker, all can agree that he was a friend.
Sergeant Charlie Brown enlisted into the active duty Marine Corp as a light armored vehicle mechanic. He served in the Marines from June 1987 to April 1993, in which time he deployed in support of operation Desert Storm, and was awarded the Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation and Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon.
After a break in service, he joined the Texas Army National Guard in September 2010 into the 236 “Rawhide” Engineer Vertical Construction Company as an Army Plumber. He quickly established himself as a valuable member of the unit and participated in every Defense Support of Civil Authorities mission that the unit was assigned. His most notable accomplishments include his actions during Hurricane Harvey, where he and his Soldiers rescued over 70 people from the affected area, and drove over 700 miles to conduct high water fording operations. His actions saved countless lives and was instrumental in assisting state agency partners in accomplishing their mission as Texan’s Serving Texas.
SGT Brown joined the Corp of NonCommissioned officers on 14 March 2015 and was an outstanding representation of the “Backbone” of the Army. His passion and dedication to Soldier care and well being were consistently displayed. Every Soldier he contacted knew that he was a true servant leader that genuinely cared for his people.
SGT Brown’s military training includes master driver course, joint battlefield command post course, basic leader course and advanced leader course.
SGT Brown’s military awards from the Texas Army National Guard include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Adjutant Generals Individual Award, and numerous other service awards.