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Michael Gordon Brown
(July 10th, 1957 - July 27th, 2020)
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Jack Phillips
SMith Mountain Lake, VA
Aug 11th, 2020
Mike was my brother-in-law, but more like a brother. He constantly challenged me, mentally and physically. He opened my eyes to the world of Rescue and introduced me to the greatest brotherhood I've ever know, that of the Firefighters. As a lowly engineer I could never be truly part of that brotherhood, but I at least got to hang out with them. What I found was that each of them revered Mike, for what he has accomplished and what he did to elevate technical rescue to the advanced state of today. I truly miss him.

Rob Valentine
Virginia Beach
Aug 7th, 2020
So sorry for your families loss. Mike was an inspiration to me as a young firefighter with the VBFD and I enjoyed working for him ate the Plaza house. He will be missed by all in this community. Peace and prayers to all of you.

Rob Valentine
Virginia Beach
Aug 4th, 2020
So sorry for your families loss. Mike was an inspiration to me as a young firefighter with the VBFD and I enjoyed working for him ate the Plaza house. He will be missed by all in this community. Peace and prayers to all of you.

Dave Downey
Davie, FL
Aug 2nd, 2020
Thanks for your leadership, mentor ship, and most importantly your friendship. Our paths have crossed for many years at disasters all over this nation and abroad. In later years, you and I were able to develop the new generation of TFL's. They broke the mold on you brother. One of a kind and I will miss you. Rest in peace and I for one will never forget you.

John Audley
Brunswick ME
Jul 31st, 2020
My mentor in ropes. My mentor in teaching. My mentor in how to share a good soul shaking belly laugh. It was years ago you taught me these things but still those lessons are fresh with me. Rest peacefully Brother.

Jeff Saunders
College Station, TX
Jul 31st, 2020
My sincere condolences. I taught the Task Force Leaders Course many times with Mike. I also have a story about him. TX-TF1 was doing humanitarian missions off of Interstate 10 in New Orleans. I was one of the TX-TF1 TFLs. I called Mike on the radio after an Army Combat Controller politely asked me WTF were we doing they had orders to evacuate everyone out of the same area. I told Mike we could land helicopters on the elevated causeway if it wasn't for the light poles. His reply was classic Mike. What are ya waiting for... I don't care how you get them down Jeff. Handle it! We did just that. Hooked the broken winch cable on an army truck around the light pole and backed up until it broke off. We pulled down a half dozen and cleared an area on I-10 the size of an aircraft carrier. We got everyone out of the Elysian Fields area and onto one of those helicopters. Elysian Fields are the old Greek idea of heaven.



Dean DaSilva
Suffolk
Jul 31st, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Brown family. I miss Mike dearly and I will forever remember him and our work together in the Va Beach Fire Dept

Dave (DAVID) Hicks Sr
Huddleston Virginia
Jul 30th, 2020
Michael will be missed by so many Friends.
He was a great guy and Fireman...I enjoyed working with him in the VBFD.
Rest In Peace My Friends.

Warren Whitley
Southport, NC
Jul 30th, 2020
Mikie, you were one of kind. Funny, smart and a wealth of knowledge when it came to heavy and tactical rescue. Your legacy will live on. We had a lot of laughs, like pretending our dispatch office was bugged by CID. (It was pretend, right?) Stuffing you in your Z car to get you back to Va Beach after knee surgery... So many stories that I will alwats cherish. Sure will miss you, Big Daddy. Condolences to the family and friends you have left behind way too soon. - Radar

John Anderson
VB, VA
Jul 30th, 2020
Mike was a true professional in every sense. He was in charge of my rookie class and he imparted sage advice about the firefighting profession. He will be greatly missed.

Kim Asbury
Roanoke, VA
Jul 30th, 2020
I didn't know Michael, but I just read his obituary and wanted to thank you for his service. His obituary shows what a good man he was and his service to our country. I'm sure you're proud of him. Know that God is holding him and has rewarded him for a life well lived and for serving his fellow men. God Bless!

Charlie T Farlow
Onancock
Jul 30th, 2020
Prayers to all the family, friends, brothers and sisters! Chief you will not be forgotten, may you RIP

Diane Wilser
Raleigh NC
Jul 29th, 2020
When our loved ones move on to a higher place, we that are left behind have a empty hole.
Our solace comes in knowing they are happy and looking forward to us joining them.

Our hearts and prayers are with you .

Love:
Diane and Gary Wilser

Susie & Paul Eveland
Lewes, DE
Jul 29th, 2020
Our prayers go out to Michaelís family. Wishing you peace, love and Godís guidance.

Sheryl Criner Bagg
Charleston, SC
Jul 29th, 2020
Iím so terribly sorry for your loss. He was certainly a true hero and I know many will miss him terribly. Thank you sir and Rest In Peace.

Michael Muhl
Dayton, OH
Jul 29th, 2020
I was so privileged to have had the opportunity to know and learn from Mike. My very first teaching job for SpecRescue was with Mike In Toronto, Canada. He was a great big man with an even bigger personality and heart. His friendship and mentor ship over the years taught me so many valuable life lessons. Iíve consistently tried to model the way I teach after Mikeís style. You were an original Mike Brown and you will be missed. Godspeed brother.

Sheridan Brown
Moneta, Va
Jul 29th, 2020
Mike, you were supposed to go last. Mom and Dad are so thrilled to have you on their arms again. I pray you are at peace and feeling so healthy and giggling with happiness. I love you,

Karen
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Jul 29th, 2020
My beloved brother, how I will miss your big hugs, your booming voice, and your weird sense of humor. I could always count on you. You are my hero. Please watch over all of us here and those you encounter in heaven! Sis

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