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Tom Brown,
President, NVVMF

Born and raised in New York City, NY, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1965. He spent the next two years in Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he was involved in numerous combat operations and ended up being promoted leader of his helicopter support team. During Tom’s time in Vietnam, he was awarded several meritorious awards including the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and other unit citation awards. Tom was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps at Fort Omaha in 1969.

Soon thereafter, he married, started a family and began his career in the concrete masonry industry. He was active in the Nebraska Concrete Masonry Association and the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and served both as president.

In late 1985, Tom formed the first Nebraska chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). He has held the various positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer and was instrumental in setting up several VVA Chapter college scholarships for Nebraska students. Tom currently serves as President of the VVA Nebraska State Council and is a member of the VVA National Council of State Council Presidents.

“I feel that this memorial is dedicated to the men and women who served this country at home and in Vietnam with honor and distinction during a difficult era .  We should never forget to honor and remember them for their service and their dedication to our country.  We need to always remember them by thanking them for their service.”

Tom Brown,

President, NVVMF

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Quick Facts

  • Service BranchMarine Corps
  • HometownFt. Calhoun
  • Home CountyWashington County

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