Sgt. Freddie Brown served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 - 1971. He spent two tours of duty in the Vietnam War, from 1965 - 1966 and 1969 - 1970. For his military service, he received among other awards three Purple Hearts with one gold star, the Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V," Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with one bronze star, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars, the Marine Corps Sharpshooter Pistol Badge, and the Marine Corps Expert Rifle Badge.
After being honorably discharged in 1971, Brown reached fame as a lead vocalist for the Baltimore-based R&B band, First Class, in the 1970s-80s. He was also a back-up singer for the Drifters.
Sgt. Brown will share his experiences and perceptions of the Vietnam War and display photographs and artifacts he collected during the war.
Saturday, March 10 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Edmondson Avenue Branch, Auditorium
4330 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229