It is with great
regret and sorrow that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate,
Tony Brown on 18 Jan 16 in
Tony is survived by
wife Patricia (Patti). Patti's address is 2100 S. Cedar Street, Casper, WY
Tony. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\M-2 Tony Brown.pdf
Tribute to Anthony B “Tony” Brown
14 Aug 1938 - 18 Jan 2016
Tony Brown - age 77 - "slipped
these surly bonds", on 18 Jan '16 while taking a snooze in a hospital
near his Casper, Wyoming home. His heart 'just punched out' after a ten-day
scramble to finally ease his evolved woes.
Tony had a passion and talent
for seeking out bad guys and their stuff while flying an armed Mohawk thru the
mountains and river gorges in the "twilight-battle zone" of southern Laos, circa
'66/'67. When flying 'his wing', you best be in position to pop anyone - quick
like! - who dared bushwhack him as he skimmed the deck looking for enemy sign.
He was no less dedicated in protecting your butt when flying the deck in the
Tony hung up his Army Spurs to
fly commercial birds in '68 - and ferry OV-1 Mohawks for Grumman Aircraft, now
and again. He was subsequently recruited - into Georgia's Army National Guard -
to help train-up a fledging Mohawk unit in Winder, GA, circa '71/'72.
As XO, with 'Hawk bona fides
from the ongoing war in SE Asia, he began 'stacking the deck' with trustworthy
folk for his eventual Command in '73 thru '76. Under his command, the 158th MI
Company (Avn)...with the tactical call sign "Rowdy"...was a "Can Do!",
non-Mickey Mouse, high-spirited and adept outfit in both work and play...in that
He took great joy in
out-maneuvering - and out-cherry picking the uninformed State bureaucrats who
dared mess with his troops and mission. When all else failed, he'd bow-up his
6-foot. 5-inch frame...and suggest an ass-kicking session to settle the matter.
Bottom line, his troops were going to be trained and motivated to conduct
warfare - if called - as a proud and "Will Do" Unit...sans ANY, rear-echelon
When his name comes up at
future 'campfires', his legacy will spill forth in a flood of escapades and such
that this obit hasn't room for. Believe me! Out!
john l. pfeiffer
CASPER -- Memorial services for Anthony Byron Brown, 77, will
be held at a later date in South Carolina. He served in the Army. He died
Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Casper. Bustard’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with