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View a eulogy for Gerald Curtis Brown, USMA '64, who passed away on July 28, 2006.

Gerald Curtis Brown

West Point, 1964

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Mark Brennan on August 1, 2006:

While I didn't know Jed that well during my Army career, he showed me that classmates stick together through good times and bad to help each other out. I owe a debt of gratitude to Jed for helping me through a crisis in my life when I found I had prostate cancer. Jed took the time to invite Nancy and I to dinner to share his experiences and give me some advice he found useful when he went through the same crisis. His caring approach gave both Nancy and I the confidence to face the situation head on and make the necessary decisions. However, the best advice he gave me was to face the crisis, and make a decision to do something big once you got through it. He related how he had a goal of climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro with his daughters once he recovered and he achieved that goal. That advice gave me the motivation to have something big to prepare for after my surgery which was to be best man at my son's wedding in three months. I did it.
What I learned from Jed, I passed on to others who were going through the prostate cancer crisis. He was a real inspiration to me and I thank him for it.
God's blessings on Jed, Jean, and the family.

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