Remembering Sgt. Jason Brown

By: KXII Staff
By: KXII Staff

DURANT, OK - It was a somber day for many people in Durant. All gathered at the First Baptist Church to pay their respects to a fallen soldier, staff sergeant Jason Brown.

People and flags lined the streets outside the church to remember the Durant native. Brown was killed April 17th while serving in Iraq trying to capture an al-Qaeda leader.

The 29-year-old Green Beret received many awards including the bronze star and the Purple Heart. Friends say he was a great guy, are proud he served our country and are grateful for all people who serve in the military.

"I think every person who lives in a free America owes the soldiers a debt of gratitude and I think it's the least we can do," says Durant Fire Chief Steve Dow.

Brown will now be buried in Arlington national Cemetery in Washington DC. He also leaves behind a daughter in Texas.

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  • by proud american Location: here on Apr 28, 2008 at 07:44 PM
    My prayers go out for this young mans family. He was a true American hero. Thankyou Mr.Brown for what you have done for your country. You will never be forgotten. God Bless The Troops!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 28, 2008 at 01:15 PM
    You can thank Bush and his cronies including McCain... I agree with Mary. I fully support the troops, but not the war. Bring them home already, and let the natives sort it out! Sorry for your loss.
  • by Judy Roderick Location: Redding, California on Apr 28, 2008 at 01:03 PM
    Related but very far removed - very sad to hear this news. God bless you for all your efforts and God bless the family in this loss.
  • by Jennifer Location: Durant on Apr 28, 2008 at 11:55 AM
    God bless you Jason!!! May God give the family strength during this difficult time.
  • by Anonomous Location: Durant on Apr 28, 2008 at 09:40 AM
    Thank you, SSGT Jason Brown, for sacrificing your tomorrows so that we can live yet another day in freedom.....Thank you to the family of SSGT Jason Brown, and please know this hero will never be forgotten.......God Bless you ALL and know our prayers are with you.
  • by Mary Location: Sherman on Apr 27, 2008 at 09:13 AM
    How very sad... If McSame ends up president we can look forward to another 100 years of this kind of thing.
  • by sandy Location: atoka on Apr 27, 2008 at 02:16 AM
    on the article about meal shortages in Camp Bucca, grandson is there, he says the chow hall is open 24-7 and there is Pizza Hut, McDonalds the px, and many other places to get food any time of the day or not,,,,,,,,,hes not going hungry.
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