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Age:   31
Hometown: Prichard, AL
Date of Death: 4/8/2007
Incident Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry D
Unit's Base: Fort Benning, Ga.

Harrison Brown''s uncle, Hezekiah Brown, described his nephew as a "gentle giant who never wanted to hurt anybody." Brown, 31, of Prichard, Ala., was killed April 8 in Baghdad by small-arms fire. He was on his third tour and was assigned to Fort Benning. Brown had been in the Army for 13 years. He was a standout wide receiver and also played on the baseball and basketball teams in high school, graduating in 1994. He played for one year on the Tuskegee University football team on a full scholarship. He left Tuskegee following his freshman year to join the Army so he could better support his family. Among Brown''s former football teammates who attended his funeral was Clarence Giles, who called Brown "a real good person _ real down-to-earth." Said Ben Harris, Brown''s former football coach: "He was a fine person all around." He was married to Delisha Brown, who had been his high school sweetheart. They have three children, ages 9, 12 and 14. "This young man is a hero. He died as a hero and from what we''ve heard today, he lived as a hero," said the Rev. Dr. Ralph Huling at Brown''s funeral.
Source: Associated Press
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