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|LBText="Smilin' Guy," representing the Texas branch of the Ghetto, came to the Academy seeking fame, fortune, and women. After overcoming a few monetary problems, "Rotor" 's easygoing Southern charm and quick wit won him the heart of more than one member of the fairer sex. His athletic pursuits included Navy sailing, company basketball, and an occasional wrestling match with some chick. Undaunted by academics, Guy continued to fight a losing battle with both the pad monster and tequila. However, when party time arrived, Guy proved to be a lively asset. There can be no doubt that Navy Line will take on a new look when "Smilin' Guy" adds his experience and good humor to the fleet. }}
|LBText="Smilin' Guy," representing the Texas branch of the Ghetto, came to the Academy seeking fame, fortune, and women. After overcoming a few monetary problems, "Rotor" 's easygoing Southern charm and quick wit won him the heart of more than one member of the fairer sex. His athletic pursuits included Navy sailing, company basketball, and an occasional wrestling match with some chick. Undaunted by academics, Guy continued to fight a losing battle with both the pad monster and tequila. However, when party time arrived, Guy proved to be a lively asset. There can be no doubt that Navy Line will take on a new look when "Smilin' Guy" adds his experience and good humor to the fleet. }}
== Loss ==
From the [https://www.newspapers.com/image/212806916/?terms=guy%20h.%20brown&match=1 News-Press] on February 12, 1977:
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Two Navy men were killed when their helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean off the Spanish coast during a resupply mission Thursday night, Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force headquarters here said Friday.
Three other members of the H-46 Sea knight copter's five-man crew were rescued and are reported safe aboard the combat stores ship San Diego, a spokesman said.
The Navy identified one of the dead men as Lt. Guy H. Brown, whose wife, Susan, lives in Norfolk. The identity of the second crash victim, an enlisted man, was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The rescued men were Lt. Michael J. Milo of Virginia Beach, Lt. (j.g.) Richard R. Roland of Schenectady, N.Y., and Aviation Electrician George M. Turner of Moyock, N.C.
All were members of a detachment from Helicopter Supply Squadron 6 based at the Norfolk Naval Air Station.
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== Shipmate ==
== Shipmate ==

Revision as of 21:28, 7 November 2020

Guy Brown '72

Date of birth: June 26, 1950

Date of death: February 10, 1977

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1972 Lucky Bag:

1972 Brown LB.jpg

GUY HENRY BROWN

Texas

"Smilin' Guy," representing the Texas branch of the Ghetto, came to the Academy seeking fame, fortune, and women. After overcoming a few monetary problems, "Rotor" 's easygoing Southern charm and quick wit won him the heart of more than one member of the fairer sex. His athletic pursuits included Navy sailing, company basketball, and an occasional wrestling match with some chick. Undaunted by academics, Guy continued to fight a losing battle with both the pad monster and tequila. However, when party time arrived, Guy proved to be a lively asset. There can be no doubt that Navy Line will take on a new look when "Smilin' Guy" adds his experience and good humor to the fleet.

1972 Brown LB.jpg

GUY HENRY BROWN

Texas

"Smilin' Guy," representing the Texas branch of the Ghetto, came to the Academy seeking fame, fortune, and women. After overcoming a few monetary problems, "Rotor" 's easygoing Southern charm and quick wit won him the heart of more than one member of the fairer sex. His athletic pursuits included Navy sailing, company basketball, and an occasional wrestling match with some chick. Undaunted by academics, Guy continued to fight a losing battle with both the pad monster and tequila. However, when party time arrived, Guy proved to be a lively asset. There can be no doubt that Navy Line will take on a new look when "Smilin' Guy" adds his experience and good humor to the fleet.

Loss

From the News-Press on February 12, 1977:

Two Navy men were killed when their helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean off the Spanish coast during a resupply mission Thursday night, Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force headquarters here said Friday.

Three other members of the H-46 Sea knight copter's five-man crew were rescued and are reported safe aboard the combat stores ship San Diego, a spokesman said.

The Navy identified one of the dead men as Lt. Guy H. Brown, whose wife, Susan, lives in Norfolk. The identity of the second crash victim, an enlisted man, was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The rescued men were Lt. Michael J. Milo of Virginia Beach, Lt. (j.g.) Richard R. Roland of Schenectady, N.Y., and Aviation Electrician George M. Turner of Moyock, N.C.

All were members of a detachment from Helicopter Supply Squadron 6 based at the Norfolk Naval Air Station.

Shipmate

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

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