From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Guy Brown '72

Date of birth: June 26, 1950

Date of death: February 20, 1977

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1972 Lucky Bag:


From the December 1977 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Guy Henry Brown USN died on 10 February 1977 following the crash of his Sea Knight helicopter during a night vertical replenishment evolution being conducted in the Mediterranean Sea. Funeral services were held at the Chapel in the Woods, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, on 20 February, with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.

Born in Texas, he was graduated with the Class of 1972 and proceeded to sea duty in the oiler Hassayampa in Southeast Asia. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Civil Actions Ribbon with Palm for this tour. Upon his return to the United States he took flight training and was designated naval aviator in May 1974. He thereupon joined Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Six in Norfolk and was serving with this group at the time of his death. He was a helicopter aircraft commander and post-maintenance functional check pilot in the CH-46D aircraft in the squadron and he had been awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon and the Navy Commendation Medal during this period.

He is survived by his widow, Susan L. Brown, a brother and a sister.

Another crewman aboard was also lost. They were stationed aboard USS San Diego and were replenishing USS Suribachi. Guy is buried in Virginia.

Class of 1972

Guy is one of 13 members of the Class of 1972 on Virtual Memorial Hall.