Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Scott J Brown

Fayetteville, North Carolina

May 18, 2007

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
33 Army SFC

1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

Brown, Scott J. SFC Scott J. Brown of Company A of the 1st Battalion of the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, was killed in action on patrol in Iraq on May 18, 2007, at the age of 33. Loving husband of Delilah. Beloved father of Taylor "TJ", Vickie and Cassie. Beloved Godfather of Jenalea. Dear son of Lynne Brown-Ferguson and the late Vernon Brown. Stepson of Lory Ferguson. Fond and caring brother of Debbi (Don) Brown-Hood and Michael (Julia) Brown. Cherished uncle of Candace, Justin, Jessi, Jenalea and Maylin. Son-in-law of Donald Young and Kenneth Bunch. Brother-in-law of Johnny Young, Duane Bunch, Randy Bunch and Joey Bunch. Further survived by uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Visitation at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 28, from 3 to 6 PM, and on Tuesday, from 9 to 11 AM, when there will be a Military Procession to V.A. Wood National Cemetery for Military Rites and Honors. Sergeant First Class Brown grew up in Brookfield, WI. He was a graduate of Brookfield Central High School. Scott enjoyed everything about the outdoors like camping, fishing, and four wheeling. His family and friends were very important to him, and he loved to spend time with them around a campfire, or watching his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. He really enjoyed driving his Jeep on the beaches of North Carolina. He loved the mountains of Colorado where his mom, sister and brother live. Scott joined the Army and became a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina; He attained the rank of E-7. Leading from the front, SFC Brown set the example for his troopers who followed with respect for a man who accepted nothing less than their best. Scott was always humble about his job and didn't like to be considered a hero. He said, "I am just doing my job for my country so my family can live in a land of freedom." Scott married Delilah before being deployed again to serve in Afghanistan and two more tours in Iraq. He always said "There is no where like the good ole' United States of America." Scott was very proud and committed to his job as a Platoon Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne. Memorial contributions appreciated to: www.missingkids.com
Journal Sentinal -- A 33-year-old former Brookfield resident and U.S. Army sergeant has died in Iraq after his Humvee was hit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire, according to the soldier's former girlfriend, who also is the mother of their 11-year-old son. 

Scott J. Brown, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, was riding on the passenger side of the vehicle on Friday in Baghdad when the bomb exploded, said Kristen Leedom, who lives in New Berlin. 

She said it was unclear whether the bomb was thrown at the vehicle or if it exploded from the road. 

"The vehicle blew up," Leedom said. "He died instantly." 

Leedom said two other soldiers in the vehicle also died.

Brown has a wife who recently got out of the military and lives near Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Leedom said. 

Brown has been in the Army since 1998. He had spent all but six months of the last three years in Iraq, she said. 

Before that, he had been stationed in Afghanistan, she said. 

"He loved the military," Leedom said. "It was his passion." 

However, she said he had been upset about all of his comrades who had been killed in Iraq. 

Leedom and Brown, who were sweethearts at Brookfield Central High School, have a son, Taylor James Brown, who lives with her. 

She said Taylor is having a hard time taking his father's death. 

"His dad is his idol," she said. "They had a lot of plans for the future when he got out of Iraq." 

The 82nd Airborne is an elite airborne infantry division. It conducts parachute assaults, according to the division's Web site. 

Brown is the 74th member of the armed forces from Wisconsin to be killed while serving in Iraq.

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