Gerald C. Brown
United States Army, Retired
August 10, 1942 – July 28, 2006
On 28 July 2006, at the age of 63, Jed Brown, Brigadier General, United States Army, Retired, turned in his mess kit and was honorably discharged from the ranks of the living.
He wishes to thank his dearly departed parents Ethel and Victor Brown for bringing him into this world and raising him, West Point for preparing him for life and sending him on his way, and the U.S. Army for providing him an opportunity to be all he could be. Jed also thanks a considerable number of dear and true friends and loved ones who, with their sincere love and affection, have done so much to make his sojourn on earth such a pleasant and enjoyable one, particularly his daughters Deborah and Suzanne and his beloved wife Jean. He certainly hopes to meet them all again in the foreseeable future at a happy reunion in the great beyond. His final wishes are for God to bless his family, friends, classmates and comrades in arms, and for God to bless America.
Jed passed away peacefully this afternoon at about 1600 at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. Most of his last few weeks were spent at Walter Reed trying to battle a vicious cancer that tore through his body with lightning speed. He fought on bravely in great pain, but finally the cancer took it's toll. Jed and Jean asked me to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. In my last conversation with him, Jed asked me to send his best wishes to all Classmates and Army friends.
I will announce burial arrangements in the near future.
Please remember the Brown family in your prayers during this difficult time.
May God Bless Our Class (1964), Dan Evans
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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