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Team Honor Velcro Back Hat


Designer: War Cry Apparel


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  • Washed cotton/polyester blend
  • Unstructured, six-panel, low-profile
  • Pre-curved visor
  • Sewn eyelets
  • Hook-and-loop closure
  • This is a Pre-Sale Item  


Why We Wear the Star!

SGT Carlyle A. Brown

U.S. Marine Corps
Linden, MI

Carlyle was born on December 3, 1945, and entered service with
the Marine Corps in 1966. He was a member of a group known
as the “Jones Boy Platoon”--25 men from the Flint area who all
joined the Marines and trained together in 1966. He soon found
himself in Vietnam as a Crew Chief and gunner with Marine
Observation Squadron 6, Marine Aircraft Group 39. The Huey
gunship that Carlyle flew in was named “Mama’s Fear.” Carlyle
served two tours in Vietnam, each tour being twelve months
long, from 1966 to 1968. He flew in UH-1 “Huey” gunship
helicopters. Sgt. Brown was in the Siege of Khe Sahn. The siege
lasted 77 days. The North Vietnamese forces surrounded the
Marine base at Khe Sahn and sent in rocket, mortar, and artillery
attacks, as well as ground attacks, daily. The base was
resupplied by air, and the siege was eventually broken through
massive bombing campaigns combined with an overland relief
force of Marines, Army, and South Vietnamese troops. During
his service, Sgt. Carlyle Brown was awarded a Bronze Star, an
Air Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Combat Action
Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and a Vietnam
Campaign Medal w/ device. As his Air Medal citation reads,
“…Brown’s courage, superb professionalism, and unwavering
devotion to duty…were in keeping with the highest traditions of
the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.”

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