Sergeant Jeffrey Scott Brown was born on the 11th of February, 1981, in Trinity Center, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 19 April 2000; attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia. SGT Brown was first assigned to C Co 1st Battalion 214th Aviation in Heidelberg, Germany as a crewchief. He was then stationed with the 82nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance) at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Sergeant Brown span was in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter when it crashed Aug. 8 into a lake in Rubtbah, Iraq, west of Baghdad, killing him and SGT Steven P. Mennemeyer. The U.S. Department of Defense said the crash was not the result of hostile fire.
During his tenure as a crew chief, he participated in deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II and then redeployed with the unit in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Numeral 2), Army Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Aviation Badge.
SGT Brown is survived by father Edwin D. Brown and mother Diane L. Brown.