HONORING CSM (RET.) SIDNEY BROWN; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 154
(Extensions of Remarks - September 26, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                    HONORING CSM (RET.) SIDNEY BROWN


                         HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, today we honor retired Army Command 
Sergeant Major Sidney Brown, decorated combat soldier, passionate 
community leader, and tireless advocate for the Clarksville-Montgomery 
County area and its veterans.
  During 30 years of active military duty, CSM Brown deployed with the 
101st Airborne Division, serving two tours in Vietnam, Germany, and 
Korea, earning distinction as a member of the Triple Nickle--555th 
Parachute Infantry Association. For his outstanding service, he was 
awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and multiple medals and 
  Upon retirement, he was elected as a Montgomery County Commissioner. 
Within one year of appointment as Chairman of the Clarksville-
Montgomery Veterans' Home Board, he gathered support from city council 
members, county commissioners, and state and federal officials to build 
a much-needed nursing home for veterans to ``give back to them what 
they sacrificed to give us.'' In spite of many obstacles in fundraising 
and land acquisition, the Veterans' Home opened in 2016--due in large 
part to CSM Brown's steadfast mission. His ever-present enthusiasm, 
determination and devotion make him an inspirational model for the 
active-duty soldiers, veteran students and ROTC cadets he has 
championed for decades. He has dedicated his life to our nation's 
military, and we are truly humbled to honor him.
  Leadership is not as it appears, but as it performs. We join his 
family and friends in dedicating the Sidney Brown Bistro to CSM Brown, 
who ensured our veterans' sacrifices are revered and repaid.