WATCH: 920th Rescue Wing Honored Maj. Benjamin Brown With a Flyover of HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopters

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Throughout Ben's military career, he deployed numerous times in support of various contingency operations

ABOVE VIDEO: The 301st Rescue Squadron, whom Maj. Benjamin Brown served with since 2013, honored him by performing a flyover with HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters above Cape Canaveral National Cemetery as the Caisson made its way to the cemetery this afternoon.

BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – The 301st Rescue Squadron, whom Maj. Benjamin Brown served with since 2013, honored him by performing a flyover with HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters above Cape Canaveral National Cemetery as the Caisson made its way to the cemetery this afternoon.

Benjamin Cargile Brown, 39, passed away in his Melbourne, FL home on Saturday, March 7.

Ben was born in Greeneville, TN and grew up on his family farm in Chuckey, TN.

Ben was a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in History. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 2003 in the United States Air Force.

After pilot training, he served as a UH-1N Huey helicopter pilot, later transitioning to the HH-60G Pavehawk. An active-duty combat rescue pilot, Ben has been serving as a Major in the 301st Rescue Squadron based at Patrick Air Force Base since 2013.

Throughout Ben’s military career, he deployed numerous times in support of various contingency operations around the globe.

Among his many military accolades, Ben was the recipient of the United States Air Force Air Medal (with six oak leaf clusters), the Aerial Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (with service star), the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon.

Ben is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and his children, Audrey (14), Hallie (15) and Jackson (8). He also leaves his mother Virginia Brown and sister, Amy (Keith) McGuire. Ben is predeceased by his father, Lowell Wayne Brown.

The 301st Rescue Squadron, whom Maj. Benjamin Brown served with since 2013, honored him by performing a flyover with HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters above Cape Canaveral National Cemetery as the Caisson made its way to the cemetery this afternoon.
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