Herman "Charlie" Brown Profile Photo
1937 Herman "Charlie" 2022

Herman "Charlie" Brown

May 5, 1937 — December 10, 2022

Grand Isle


Colchester, VT - Herman "Charlie" Charles Brown, 85 of Grand Isle, passed away on December 10th, 2022 at McClure Miller Respite House. 
Charlie was born on May 5, 1937 in Whitehall, NY, the son of Frank Brown and Vivian (Clark).

He was born and raised on a diary farm at the southern end of Lake Champlain. Following high school, he attended Union College in Schenectady, NY. During 1958, he entered Naval Flight Training at Pensacola, FL. He was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps and became a Naval Pilot in December of 1959. 

Charlie, a now retired Marine and a veteran Vietnam helicopter pilot, saw numerous periods of overseas service. He was a presidential helicopter pilot serving President Lyndon B. Johnson in mid-1960s. During the early 1970s, he managed the Corps' multi-million dollar Expeditionary Airfields Program from Washington, D.C. In the mid-1970s, he was a Production Officer responsible for the overhaul and repair of helicopters and AV-8 Harriers in Cherry Point, NC. While at Cherry Point, he was promoted to Lt. Colonel and to the position of Management Services Officer heading up the Comptroller and Personnel functions of the facility (approx. 2,500 employees). In the late 1970s, he was Operations Officer and then Executive Officer of the Marine Corps' largest helicopter base located at the New River, NC. In the early 1980's he was the Assistant Deputy Director for the Marine Corps Museums and in charge of the Marine Corps Aviation Museum at Quantico, VA. 

He is survived by: his wife Carolyn; his children, Herman Brown, II retired, Chief ,US Air Force, and his wife Monica Tozier-Brown, Beylan Brown, Eric Brown; his grandchildren, Quinton Tozier, Captain Ryan Brown US Air Force and his wife December Dawn,  and Nathan Brown; and his brother Neil Brown. 

He is predeceased by his father, Frank Brown and mother, Vivian Brown.

A committal service at Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph will take place on Friday July 21 PM, at 1PM.

To order memorial trees in memory of Herman "Charlie" Brown, please visit our tree store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Committal Service

Friday, July 21, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vermont Veterans Cemetery

487 Furnace Rd, Randolph, VT 05061

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree

Send With Love

Send With Love