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Jared W Brown

Jared W Brown

Youngstown, Florida

June 16, 2013

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
20 Marine L/Cpl

2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 Killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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L.Cpl Jared W. Brown 
Obituary
L.Cpl. Jared W. Brown, USMC, age 20, passed away on June 16, 2013, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was a 2011 graduate of Bozeman High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps prior to his completing high school. Jared was loving and will be remembered best for his charismatic smile, twinkling eyes and great sense of humor. For this family, part of us is gone and he will be missed forever.
From The News Herald newsherald.com 06/18/13:

Local Marine killed in Afghanistan
By RANDAL YAKEY / The News Herald 
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 18:07 PM.
YOUNGSTOWN — The Department of Defense confirmed Tuesday the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Jared W. Brown, 20, of Youngstown, died Sunday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Brown was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Camp Lejeune, N.C.

“All I can say is that his (Brown’s) death is still under investigation,” said U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Peter Koerner, a Marine public relations specialist.

The Deane Bozeman High School graduate’s Facebook page has been filled with condolences from family and friends.

The Marine Corps confirmed Brown’s death early Tuesday morning.

The family has requested the media give them time to grieve.

Helmand is the most dangerous province in Afghanistan for American forces, according to DoD statistics.

There have been 2,232 deaths related to Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) as of June 14 of this year, according to the DoD statistics.

The 2nd Marine Division is a ground combat force utilized in a number of assault operations, according to the U.S. Marines.

An earlier version of this story is posted below:

YOUNGSTOWN — The Department of Defense confirmed Tuesday the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Jared W. Brown, 20, of Youngstown, died Sunday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Brown was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Camp Lejeune, N.C.

“All I can say is that his (Brown’s) death is still under investigation,” said U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Peter Koerner, a Marine public relations specialist.

Helmand is the most dangerous province in Afghanistan for American forces, according to DoD statistics.

From katotimes :

I Salute You; Marine Lance Corporal Jared W. Brown
Mankato Times
Marine Lance Corporal Jared W. Brown, 20, of Southport, Florida died June 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Corporal Jared W. Brown was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and was serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.
He was a 2011 graduate of Bozeman High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps prior to his completing high school. Jared was loving and will be remembered best for his charismatic smile, twinkling eyes and great sense of humor.
Doug, a fellow soldier stationed with Jared said “I was with Jared in Afghanistan and we are still here fighting for what he stood up for. He will never be forgotten, we will forever carry on his memory. From all of 3rd Platoon we love and miss you Jared.”
“Jared was an amazing person, a great friend, and a dedicated Marine. We went to senior prom together, were pen pals while he was in boot camp, and we stayed in contact since he was over seas. He was always caring, kind, and considerate of everyone around him, and he always was making me laugh.” Mary Kyker
He is survived by his mother, Susan L. Hughen; father, William J. Brown (Crystal); siblings, Stephanie Hughen, Suehannah Brown, Garrett Brown, Jasmine Ward and Colby Enfinger; grandparents, Burl & Katherine Shealy and Dianne Collins; aunts, Katie Evans (Gary), Carley Davis (Chuck), Eva L. Shealy, Sue Lucas and Jenny Firestone; uncles, Burl Shealy (Michelle) and Robert Brown (Jeanine); cousins, Brittany Steven, Kimberly Evans, Hilary & Zachary Wallace, Lance Shealy, Carley Shealy, Elaina Perez, Robbie & Carlee Brown, and Clint & Shane Firestone; and many special friends including the Majors family.
Brown was predeceased in death by his great-grandmother, Katie B. Richmond, and grandfather, Carl Collins.
Lance Corporal Jared W. Brown, I Salute You.

From NWF Daily News nwfdailynews.com 01/18/14:

Eight portraits added to war memorial
By LAUREN DELGADO / Daily News 
Published: Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 18:03 PM.
EGLIN AFB — More than 350 portraits of Florida’s military men and women killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan hang on the Air Force Armament Museum’s memorial wall.

Each has their own story of heroism. Each has family, friends, and brothers and sisters in arms who mourn them.

On Saturday, eight portraits were added to the mural in remembrance of those who died in 2013. All the men were serving in Afghanistan.

“Their stories need to be told,” said Richard Hunt, commander of Florida’s Military Order of the Purple Heart. 

This year’s heroes were Army Spc. Zachary L. Shannon, 21, of Dunedin; Army Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo, 31, of Naples; Army Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, 28, of South Miami; and Air Force Capt. James Michael Steel, 29, of Tampa,

Also, Army Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Thomas Jr., 31, of Pensacola; Marine Lance Cpl. Jared W. Brown, 20, of Youngstown; Army Sgt. Justin R. Johnson, 25, of Hobe Sound; and Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla., but who grew up in Inverness;

A new portrait is already scheduled to be added next year. Army Sgt. 1st Class William “Kelly” Lacey, 38, of Niceville was killed Jan. 4 while defending his outpost from an insurgent attack in Afghanistan. 

His stepmother, Karla Lacey, and brother, Shawn Lacey, accepted two plaques commemorating Lacey on behalf of his wife, Ashley, and his father, John.

“We all pray that there will be no more names and portraits added,” said Meredith McQuagge, commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 811.

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