Wednesday, June 26, 2013

RIP L.Cpl. Jared W. Brown

A local young man was laid to rest today.   He took a bullet protecting another.  
Semper Fi Jared

L.Cpl. Jared W. Brown, USMC, age 20, passed away on June 16, 2013, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was a 2011 graduate of Bozeman High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps prior to his completing high school. Jared was loving and will be remembered best for his charismatic smile, twinkling eyes and great sense of humor. For this family, part of us is gone and he will be missed forever.

L.Cpl. Brown was predeceased by his great-grandmother, Katie B. Richmond, and grandfather, Carl Collins. He is survived by his mother, Susan L. Hughen; father, William J. Brown (Crystal); siblings, Stephanie Hughen, Suehannah Brown, Garrett Brown, Jasmine Ward and Colby Enfinger; grandparents, Burl & Katherine Shealy and Dianne Collins; aunts, Katie Evans (Gary), Carley Davis (Chuck), Eva L. Shealy, Sue Lucas and Jenny Firestone; uncles, Burl Shealy (Michelle) and Robert Brown (Jeanine); cousins, Brittany Steven, Kimberly Evans, Hilary & Zachary Wallace, Lance Shealy, Carley Shealy, Elaina Perez, Robbie & Carlee Brown, and Clint & Shane Firestone; and many special friends including the Majors family.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brandon Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and visitors from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday just prior to the funeral service.

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  1. L.CPL. Jared W. Brown may you rest in peace my friend. My husband (retired military) and I thank you for being a brother in the military and for fighting for our freedom.

  2. The good ones are dying and the bad ones are running the country. It ain't right.

    1. In the end the bad ones will pay. Let God be their judge.

  3. So young and so sad. And why? because people in the middle east just don't seem to know how to play nice. RIP, thoughts and prayers to his family.

  4. Smythe has it right. The best the country has to offer go off to the wars. When we lose them, they don't come back and their talents are lost to the country.

  5. I hope you will do an update soon. I keep swinging by your blog because it's interesting.


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