January 26, 1946 - April 21, 2003
Served aboard Ranger from Oct. 1972 - June 1975
Tribute submitted by his daughter Cynthia Brown Hanson
My father was in the Philippines with the Navy when he met the
love of his life. When his enlistment was done, he didn't re-up.
Instead he went back home to Iowa. He could not afford to travel
back to the Philippines on his own, but stubbornness kept him from
rejoining the Navy. So, thank goodness for my aunt, that insisted
that was exactly what he should do.
That put him aboard the USS Ranger. He then re-met the love of his life
and married her, my mother Cecilia D. Brown.
I don't know if it was because of that or the friends he made that made
Ranger a special part of his life. But remembering the look in his eyes
when he looked at my mom and the stories he told of his times
aboard Ranger, I think it was both.
I Love You Dad
Cynthia Brown Hansan
'Retirement Ceremonies in 1993 after 28 1/2 yrs of service'
Roger A. Brown retired after 28 1/2 years in the Navy,
he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cecilia, two sons,
William and Brian, his daughter, Cynthia and 5 grandchildren.
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