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May 29, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting Wes in the Spring of 1963 when he relieved me as Planning Officer for COMCBLANT when it was located in Davisville, RI. I appreciated that contact and his accomplishments by that early date. I was pleased to hear of his name being placed on the Academy Field House in recent years - it was good to see that he was still doing "his thing." Please accept my condolensces for your loss - but appreciation and thanksgiving for what Wes acccomplished for himself, his family, his race, and his Navy during his life.
May fair winds and a following sea follow your soul.

A. Wayne Collins, Captain, CEC, USN (ret)
May 29, 2012
To the Family of LCDR Wesley A. Brown, US Navy (Ret.):

I wish to convey my condolences to you on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

While I did not know LCDR Brown personally, it was through the efforts of my late father, Admiral E. R. Zumwalt, Jr. that I was sensitized to the struggles various minorities faced in the Navy during my father's tenure as Chief of Naval Operations (1970-74). While his tour as CNO did not begin until LCDR Brown had retired, my father did work hard to break down the racial barriers that continued to exist in the Navy for years after LCDR Brown's graduation from the Naval Academy. However, there is no doubt that one of the major barriers that had to be broken was that which LCDR Brown did by virtue of his graduation from an institution unwilling, back then, to accept diversity.

I have a great deal of respect for the challenges and hardship LCDR Brown endured as a young midshipman leading the charge to confront racial prejudice in the Navy. It was his efforts that paved the way for future naval leaders such as my father to take up the clarion call for equality.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time as you lay to rest an American hero.

Respectfully,

James G. Zumwalt
LCOL, USMC (Ret.)
May 29, 2012
R.I.P. may the family be comforted in your time of bereavement. God bless you.
May 29, 2012
My family and I attended the 2012 Color Parade on the same day that you passed on. Needless to say it added to the significance and emotional content for the day.

Psalm 107:23 - They that go down to the sea in ships, That do business in great waters;

Thank you for being the first -

May God be with you and your Family.

JT Hardy '77
May 29, 2012
Wes opened the door and we will keep the Legacy alive. Our prayers are with you and the family. God Bless!
May 29, 2012
Billie -

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy Harker
May 29, 2012
Thank you Wes, for setting the example for all of us to follow. You were truly a pathfinder and led the way.
May 29, 2012
To the family of LCDR Brown...You all shared the life of a great and historic man. His legacy will live forever! As an African-American USNA graduate (c/o 99'), I am his legacy also! Although, your head may bow in grief and sorrow for your loss, let it be momentary. Celebrate his triumph by holding your head high, rolling your shoulders back, and by poking our your chest!
May 29, 2012
Dear Crystal
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless You.

Dr. Noah R. Calhoun, Washington, DC
May 29, 2012
Billie, so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Sarita Carter

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