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Sgt. Wiliiam Edward Brown

By Staff
June 23, 2007
Sergeant William Edward Brown, of Enterprise, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007 in Taji, Iraq, while serving his second tour in Iraq. He was 25.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2007 at the Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Billy Quinn and Battalion Chaplain Kirby officiating. Burial will follow in the Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan, with Patterson-Sorrells funeral home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Sgt. Brown was born December 22, 1981 in Wichita, KS to the late 1st Sgt. (RET) Edward Brown and Theresa Kyser. He attended elementary school in Dothan, and Conyers Middle School in Conyers, GA. He graduated from Phil Campbell High School in 2002. He joined the United States Army June 20,2002 and served in Bravo Co. 5/158 Avn. Regt. in Iraq from March 2003 until March 2004. He had been stationed at Ft. Carson, CO since January 2006 in Charlie Co. 2-227 Avn. Regt., also known as the Witchdoctors." He had served in Iraq since September 2006.
In addition to his father, his grandfather, Elmer W. Bierbaum, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Brown, and two sons, Ethan and Tyler Brown, all of Enterprise; moth and step-father, Theresa and Sgt. (RET) Mickey Kyser, Daleville; three sisters, Barbara Cherry (Eddie), Hartford, Angela Kyser, Daleville, Marla Brown, Dallas, GA; one brother, Marty Brown (Stephanie), Stockbridge, GA; grandmother Marie Bierbaum, Dothan; three nephews, William Cherry, Nathaniel Brown, and Zachary Brown; two nieces, Rubye Cherry and Cecilia Brown; fellow "Brothers in Arms," and his second family still serving in Iraq.
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