Obituary for Thursday, April 4

Daniel P. Brown

Daniel P. Brown, 1st Sgt. USMC, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in Spotsylvania.

He was born March 26, 1964 in Fort Fairfield, Maine. He joined the Marine Corps on Jan. 2, 1983 and underwent recruit training at Marine Corps Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He attended Engineer Assistant training (MOS 1361) at Fort Belvoir.

In 1984, he married the former Denise Mahoney of Malden, Mass. Later that year, Denise gave birth to their first child, Daniel, and Brown was reassigned to the MCB Hawaii. While in Hawaii, daughter Christina was born in 1986.

After leaving active duty in 1988, he worked as a carpenter.

In 1989, he re-enlisted in the Marine Corps and was reassigned to MCB Hawaii, where he worked at MWSS-174 as the training chief. He was deployed to Desert Shield/Storm, after which he served at the base as the SNCOIC of water safety; he was responsible for the combat water safety training program and for training and supervising base lifeguards. A 1994 graduate of the Marine Security Guard school, he served in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he was the detachment commander, and with MSG Detachment Bridgetown, Barbados, where he was promoted to gunnery sergeant He served as operations chief, Marine Security Guard Battalion, and was selected as company first sergeant for Operations Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Quantico, assumimg those duties in June 2001. There he supported more than 400 Marines assigned to 18 diverse sections aboard MCB Quantico.

He is survived by his wife, Denise; two children, Daniel and Christina; his mother, Nancy Brown of Portland, Maine; and one sister, Margie Ouellette of Fayetteville, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Quantico Marine Memorial Chapel, Quantico. Burial will take place at Quantico National Cemetery on Friday at 10 a.m.

Arrangements are by Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City.

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