Funeral services set for local soldier killed in Iraq

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DURANT, Okla. -- A local hero will be laid to rest Saturday. Army Staff Sergeant Jason Brown was killed April 17TH while serving in Iraq.

Funeral services for the 29-year-old Green Beret will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Durant.

Originally from Texas, Brown's parents live in Cartwright, Oklahoma.

Brown was a highly-decorated soldier who received, among other awards, The Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

He leaves behind a daughter who lives in Texas.

After the ceremony, brown's body will be taken to Washington D.C., where he will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Lone Grove, Ok on Apr 27, 2008 at 07:50 PM
    God bless you soldier! Thank you for your sacrifice! May God bless your family and keep hold them in his tender loving hands. I am so thankful for people like you!
  • by Terri Location: Sherman on Apr 27, 2008 at 04:05 PM
    Thank you mr.brown, my best friend was killed august 5th 2007 2 days before his 19th birthday, I miss him dearly, my deepest empathy goes out to your family, I know how hard it is to lose someone you love
  • by Fozzy on Apr 26, 2008 at 09:17 AM
    Rest in Peace.. freeing the oppressed is the business of the special forces and this soldier and those like him freed millions in the last few years with little to no credit. The world should be ashamed.
  • by Buddy Location: Denison on Apr 25, 2008 at 10:03 PM
    May you Rest in Peace soldier
  • by sad Location: oklahoma on Apr 25, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    GOD BLESS THIS YOUNG MAN AND HIS FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. ONCE AGAIN ANOTHER ONE DIES AND GEORGE BUSH KEEPS SENDING MORE OF OUR LOVED ONES TO BE KILLED. MAY MR. BROWN REST IN PEACE.
  • by Durant Location: Citizen on Apr 25, 2008 at 07:39 PM
    Thank you Sgt. Brown for giving your life for me and my country. The pride I have in your service and sacrifice for our country send chills down my back and puts a tear in my eye. God bless you and all the men and women in uniform. I cant thank you enough.
  • by Troy Location: Denison on Apr 25, 2008 at 07:27 PM
    Thank you Sergeant!
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