Athens in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
SPC Oliver J. Brown
SPC Oliver J. Brown
"First Fallen Soldier of this Valley and Bradford County"
(since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom March 2003)
who served with honor, pride and
loyalty with the courageous members of
the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Bravo Company,
1st Battalion/109th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
and the 2nd Marine Expedition[ary] Force.
Tragically and valiantly he gave his life
in the line of duty at the age of 19 on
September 28th 2005 near Ar Ramadi, Iraq.
SPC Brown volunteered for the mission
on that day. Let his ultimate sacrifice
remind us that Freedom Is Not Free.
[Roll of Honored Dead]
SPC Oliver J. Brown, Dec. 4, 1985 - Iraq Sept. 28, 2005
[Room for other but fortunately no others as of 2020]
Our Valley honors SPC Brown and all local soldiers
who have proudly served during the
Global War on Terror.
[SPC Brown's military decorations (assumed)]
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal
[Unidentified Ribbon. Not shown is National Defense Service Medal]
Combat Infantryman Badge
Of Those Who Serve
[Armed Forces Emblems]
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, 2nd Iraq.
Location. 41° 58.349′ N, 76° 31.422′ W. Marker is in Athens, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Memorial is on Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 199) north of the entrance to Tioga Point Cemetery, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 North Main Street, Athens PA 18810, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Athens (here, next to this marker); McKinney Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Augustus S. Perkins (approx. Ό mile away); General Henry W. Perkins (approx. Ό mile away); The Peoples of the Confluence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Guthrie Square (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lehigh Valley Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pvt. Lawrence L. Cabucci (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Also see . . . SPC Oliver J. Brown at Find A Grave. (Submitted on July 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.