EDWARD “DOC” BROWN, JR.
EDWARD DOC BROWN, JR. Age 87, made his final roll call at Tripler Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on March 3, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine, step- children Judy Matlock, Richard DeHart, Carol Greene, Michael DeHart, Bernard Kampen, grand- children and great-grandchildren. "Doc" was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Edward and Margaret Brown. Following high school graduation, he joined the US Army and was trained as a Surgical Technician. He was a fervent patriot his entire life and proud veteran of the Korean conflict where he served as a Combat Medic. He earned several medals including the Purple Heart for grievous wounds suffered in battle. Following his Korean service, "Doc" continued his US Army career as a Medical Photographer retiring in 1973. To his last days, he was devoted to his military comrades in the Korean War Veterans Association. They all knew that "Doc" was always as close as the telephone whenever duty called. They also knew he could be counted on to be present whenever possible to give a smart salute and bid old buddies farewell on their final passage. Family and friends describe "Doc" as a friendly person who always wanted to make you smile. He dedicated many years after retirement as a volunteer for the American Lung Association, United Cerebral Palsy, and Muscular Dystrophy. Public services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Friends are welcome to join "Doc" Brown's family at the upper Committal Court of the Columbarium to say their final goodbyes. A "Celebration of Life" is being planned for a date to be announced later.
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