Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will
go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
Honoring Tyler Brown
Tyler Brown was born on May 27, 1978 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was killed proudly fighting for his country in Iraq on September 14, 2004. He
was the best friend, brother and son that anyone could ever hope for, and he will
be deeply missed. The Brown family would like to thank everyone for their continued
prayers, love and support.
Memorial Day 2020 Updates
LT Tyler Brown Georgia Tech Scholarship and Leadership Award
Grace Whitmire, 2020 Recipient
The 2020 Woodward Academy Georgia Tech Scholarship and Leadership Award was presented to Grace Whitmire, Woodward’s outstanding senior, who will attend Georgia Tech this fall.
Georgia Tech LT Tyler Brown GTMAG Leadership Award
LT Ethan Arnall, 2020 Recipient
The Annual LT Tyler Brown Georgia Tech ROTC Leadership Award was presented in April 2020 to LT Ethan Arnall. This award is presented to an outstanding ROTC cadet who has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership.
Freer Achieves 4.0 GPA Freshman Year at Georgia Tech
Congratulations to W. Henry Freer, 2019 recipient of the Woodward Academy Georgia Tech Scholarship and Leadership Award for achieving an exemplary freshman year GPA with a 4.0. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Freer is a member of the GT football team.
"Ranger" Service Dog Update
A recent photograph of Tyler’s Valor Service Dog, Ranger. He is in his ninth month of training and will be assigned to a disabled Veteran owner by Labor Day. Ranger is in training with Valor Service Dogs, an organization that helps wounded post-9/11 veterans and first responders regain their independence, return to civilian life, and maintain successful partnerships through the training and placing of mobility assistance and PTSD service dogs.
The Perfect Gift . . . Is it Possible?
We all strive to find the perfect gift for our friends and family. The older we get, however, the more difficult it becomes to find the perfect gift for those who have everything or don’t really need anything.
On May 10th, the annual Woodward Academy Georgia Tech Scholarship and Leadership Award was presented to W. Henry Freer at Senior Night to the outstanding senior, who will attend Georgia Tech this coming fall.
September 11, 2018 remembrance at Georgia Tech. Neel Edupuganti, recipient of the Tyler Brown Scholarship, sent this photo to Carey Brown from the Georgia Tech campus. Thank you Neel!
Friends gather in Arlington Cemetery on May 27th, Tyler’s 40th birthday, and Memorial Day, May 28th, to celebrate the life of LT TYLER HALL BROWN.
William D. Schafer, PhD was Vice President of Student Affairs at Georgia Tech when Tyler was elected President of the Student Body in 2000. Dr. Schafer became Vice President for Student Life at West Virginia University thereafter. Since 2005, he has run a marathon in Tyler’s honor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
On May 11th , the annual Woodward Academy to Georgia Tech Scholarship and Leadership Award was presented at Senior Night to the outstanding senior, Neel Ram Edupuganti, PHOTO Senior Dinner Awards 2018 who will attend Georgia Tech this coming fall.
Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the unit to which Tyler had been assigned.
Brent, Tyler Brown’s brother, accepting the award for the Georgia Tech Greek Hall of fame on Tyler’s behalf.
Crystal Preston-Lloyd runs a marathon in Tyler’s honor
I cannot tell you what an honor it was to run in honor of your son this past November. All to often, our fallen patriots and heroes are forgotten. I myself have never served our country but I have several family members and dear friends that have and are actively serving this great land we call America, land of the free. Such an irony, our freedom is not free. Many pay a price for our freedom. Such as your dear son. I am glad you feel I did well by him. It would be an honor to receive an invitation the the Veteran's Day Observance at Woodward.
I worked very closely with a physician whose son went to Woodward, you may know. Dr. Alan Levy. His Daughter is still student there.
The Annual Veterans’ Day Commemoration at Woodward Academy, this year with featured speaker, Medal of Honor recipient, and honored guest, Colonel Lee.
Gold Star Fathers Day Press Conference
It was an honor for Carey Brown, father of LT Tyler Hall Brown, to be asked to represent the Gold Star Fathers of Georgia at the press release on June 13, 2017. The Georgia House of Representatives will honor Gold Star Fathers at the Georgia State Capitol on November 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM.
VFW Raised in Honor of Fallen Brother
A new Veterans of Foreign Wars post based at Atlanta’s Bobby Jones Golf Course was named in memory of Army 1st Lt. Tyler Hall Brown (Alpha Sigma–Georgia Tech ’97). Tyler was killed in action in 2004 when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire in Ramadi, Iraq. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Tyler was laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Tyler was also posthumously inducted into the Georgia Tech Greek Hall of Fame. In addition to serving as Number I, Tyler was student body president and senior class president at Georgia Tech, where he joined the ROTC and graduated with dual degrees in management and in history, society and technology.
He is the namesake of the Tyler Brown Scholarship Fund to assist ROTC students in completing their education. Tyler and his father, Carey Brown, are the only father/son duo to both be elected student body president and to receive the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Georgia Tech.
Atlanta City Councilwoman, Felicia Moore, brought greetings from the mayor and represented the endorsement of the City of Atlanta for the new VFW post at the, soon to be renovated, Bobby Jones Golf Course which will be named the LT Tyler Brown VFW Post. Pictured are a number of organizing members, Councilwoman Moore, Carey Brown with his son, Brent, and his two children, Madeline and Natalie. Bill Makepeace, a retired Marine, is the organizer of the new post. He is standing to the right of Councilwoman Moore in the photograph which follows.”
“Susannah Cole, a vintage Eagle of Woodward Academy, is the 2017 recipient of the LT Tyler Hall Brown Woodward to Georgia Tech Scholarship Award.”
LT Tyler Hall Brown Outstanding ROTC Student Awards
On Friday April 21st, 2017 the annual LT Tyler Hall Brown Outstanding ROTC Student Awards were presented at the ROTC Headquarters on the Georgia Tech campus. The awards are made from the Georgia Tech Military Affinity Group (GTMAG) Endowment. This year’s recipients were Army Cadet Alexander Herbert, Midshipman Tevin Shaw, and Air Force Cadet Alexander Hogan. Click Here. Presenting the awards are Scott Gilliam, GTMAG President, and Carey Brown, Tyler’s father.
ARLINGTON, Va — About 26,000 volunteers were at Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths on all the headstones this weekend.
It’s part of the work done by the non-profit Wreaths Across America. They deliver 1.2 million wreaths to participating memorial and cemeteries across the country. Organizers say they are not decorating the graves, but remembering the fallen and honoring those that serve.
This year marks the 25th year that wreaths have been placed Arlington National Cemetery. According to CBN News, 245,000 Christmas wreaths were laid at tombstones at Arlington.
God Bless Tyler Brown.
God Bless America.
2016 "The Benefit Company" Christmas Card
Annually, The Benefit Company purchases wreaths to be placed in Arlington in honor of our friends and clients.
Russell "Rusty" Gore. M.D. '93 (to the right of Sally and Carey Brown) was the 2016 Veterans' Day featured speaker. Rusty flew more than 500 high-performance hours as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force and completed more than 40 combat air evacuation missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the founding director of the Complex Concussion Clinic and medical director for the SHARE Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. He is also adjunct associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.
While a student at Woodward, Rusty served as a Peer Leader with Tyler, the SGA President, Honor Guard Member, National Honor Society, and was voted Outstanding Senior. Rusty and Jane have two children, Elizabeth and Will, who is a ninth grader at Woodward.
The Tyler Brown Pi Mile
The following video was recently produced for 'GLOBAL RUNNING DAY' and features the Tyler Brown Pi Mile, a 3.14 mile running trail on the Georgia Tech campus dedicated to Tyler in April 2005.
Tyler served as SGA President, one of Tyler's major goals while in office was to implement a safe, well-lit running trail on Georgia Tech's campus. A member of the ROTC, Tyler would run early in the morning and wanted to make running on campus safe at all hours.
At the time of his death, the plans for the trail were almost complete. Many young alumni, remembering Tyler's push for the trail, came forward and asked that it be named in honor of him. Completed in December of 2004, the Tyler Brown Pi Mile is now an important part of the Georgia Tech campus.
The below video was created in preparation for the fundraiser which was successfully completed and dedicated on Veteran's Day 2015
2016 Tyler Brown Leadership Scholarship Awarded to Sarah Kate Carpenter
May 25, 2016
Sarah Kate is the daughter of James and Rebecca Carpenter of Newnan and entered Woodward in the third grade.
She is a member of the National Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind, Peer Leadership, SADD Club, Honor Council/Discipline Board,
dance team, jazz choir, Camerata, Festival Singers, the Horizons program and is the SGA president. Voted an outstanding
senior, best all-around and graduating summa cum laude, Sarah Kate will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Woodward Academy | Veteran's Day
Wednesday November 11, 2015
Annually, the Woodward Academy students, faculty, and staff along with alumni and
friends gather in the Gresham Chapel on Veteran's Day to honor Georgia Military
Academy and Woodward Academy alumni who are currently serving in the military, have
served, and those who have died in combat.
The LT Tyler Brown Leadership Speaker Series Endowment annually funds the event
and luncheon following. Major General Perry Smith (Ret.) was the guest speaker in
the chapel this year. The chapel ceremony is followed by the laying of the wreaths
in the recently renovated bull ring on the respective monuments.
Georgia Tech | 11th Annual LT Tyler Brown Scholarship Benefit Hockey Game
Saturday November 7, 2015
For the 11th year, the Georgia Tech Hockey team plays a game during Veteran's Day
week for the benefit of LT Tyler Brown's Georgia Tech Scholarship at the Georgia
Tech Foundation. This year and going forward the proceeds from the game will be
added to the Georgia Tech Military Affinity Group LT Tyler Brown ROTC Leadership
Click here to view a photo taken at the Georgia Tech Military Affinity Group ceremony when
the Leadership Scholarship endowment was announced. Along with Tyler's mother, sister,
and niece is Commander Fred Espy, the first black Georgia Tech ROTC commissioned
officer, who gave a rousing keynote address at the dedication.
Annual LT Tyler Brown Georgia Tech ROTC Leadership Awards
Friday April 17, 2015
Click here to view the recipients of the 2015 Annual LT Tyler Brown Georgia
Tech ROTC Leadership Awards.
Read letters of recommendation from their commanding officers. From left to right,
The annual Woodward to Georgia Tech Scholarship was awarded to Andrew Warren who
will attend Georgia Tech this fall. Click here to view the scholarship presentation by the Brown
Family. From left, Natalie Houk, Tyler's sister, Wiley Houk, Tyler's niece, Sally
Brown, Tyler's mother, Andrew Warren and Carey Brown, Tyler's Father.
Tyler Brown Young Alumnus Award
Thursday February 12, 2015
LT Tyler Brown is awarded the Young Alumnus of the Year Award at the annual Gold
and White Honors gala on February 12, 2015. In the attached photographs are Dillon
Roseen, current Student Body President who presented the award, Bob Stargel, current
chairman of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, and Tyler's parents, Sally and
Carey Brown. The photograph of Tyler's tombstone in Arlington is with the Young
Alumnus of the Year medallion displayed thereon which Tyler's father recently delivered
Woodward Academy | Veteran's Day
Tuesday November 11, 2014
On November 11, 2014, the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony was held on the Woodward
Academy campus. The event was highlighted by the dedication of the new Memorial
Plaza, formerly the Bull Ring. The guest of honor was Senator Saxby Chambliss who
spoke at the ceremony in the Gresham Chapel and joined students, staff, and alumni
for a luncheon thereafter.
Duke | Heroes Day
Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 12:30 p.m.
Annually, Georgia Tech honors our military on Heroes' Day.
The video board image is attached here.
The PA from Saturday was as follows:
At this time, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association would like to pay tribute to
all Georgia Tech Alumni that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service of our
country including 2000 Georgia Tech Student Body President LT Tyler Hall Brown.
A Commissioned officer in the Georgia Tech ROTC program, Brown became an Army Airborne
Ranger. He was killed by enemy gunfire in Iraq on September 14, 2004. Tyler's service
is honored on the Tech campus by the Pi Mile Trail. Please join us in remembering
these fallen heroes.
The 2014 recipient of the Georgia Tech LT Tyler Brown Outstanding ROTC Cadet Leadership
Award is Air Force ROTC Cadet, Benjamin Broadhead. His letter of recommendation
is attached along with his photograph. Broadhead Tyler Brown Nom LetterBroadhead Pic
The 2014 LT Tyler Brown Georgia Tech Foundation Scholarship is awarded to Cameron
Walker, Woodward Academy Senior who will attend Georgia Tech this fall. His essay
and the photograph of Cameron, Tyler's niece, Wiley Houk, Sally and me presenting
the award at the recent Senior Banquet at Woodward. Cameron Walker LetterCameron Walker Pic
Woodward Academy has benefited from a recent capital campaign which raised $63.4
MM. The funds have been used to construct a new Athletic Center, Student Center,
Humanities Building, and Math and Science Center. The Student Center was dedicated
and named for Tyler who graduated from Woodward in 1996.
Plans are underway to reconstruct the Bull Ring at the entrance to the campus and
do so in Tyler's honor. Please click on the following video wherein Tyler's brother,
Brent, honors him and shares information about the new Memorial Plaza. http://youtu.be/17fCwzzeBdM
On November 12, 2012, Medal of Honor Recipient, SGT Sammy Davis, was guest speaker
at the Veterans Day Ceremony. An SRO crowd in the Gresham Chapel paid tribute to
all GMA/Woodward alumni who have been killed in battle dating from World War I.
Please visit: 2012 Veterans Day, 2011 Veterans Day, 2010 Veterans Day, and Tyler
Brown Student Center Dedication at Woodward Academy Photo Gallery .
For the eighth year, The LT Tyler H. Brown Annual Georgia Tech Hockey game was contested
between GT and the University of Tennessee on November 12, 2012. The GT Yellow Jackets
honored the memory of U.S. Army LT Tyler Brown and saluted all veterans prior to
the game . Georgia Tech Hockey
On November 11, 2011, Woodward Academy conducted the annual Veteran's Day Ceremony.
This year's keynote speaker was Major Daniel Gade, Lt. Tyler Brown's commanding
officer in Iraq Download PDF | View Pic | Daniel Gade saluting
2011 Georgia Tech ROTC Battalion, LT Tyler Brown Outstanding ROTC Cadet Leadership
Award presented to Cadet Jerry Jones Download PDF | View Pic
Woodward announces the creation of the LT Tyler H. Brown '96 Leadership Speaker
Series Endowment Fund Established in 2009, this fund honors LT Tyler
H. Brown '96, an Army Ranger who was killed in Iraq on September 14, 2004. Tyler
was a leader and spent his life giving of himself for the good of others. Today,
Tyler's family remains passionate about providing leadership and entrepreneurial
educational opportunities to young people, our leaders of tomorrow. This fund's
purpose will be to generate earnings to cover the costs associated with securing
guest speakers to further educate Woodward students about leadership and character-building.
This fund also will provide the resources needed each year to secure a keynote speaker
for the annual Woodward Academy Veterans Day program for alumni, parents and students.
Woodward Academy to dedicate the Tyler
H. Brown student center on November 10, 2009
Click Here to view a segment of STATE OF THE ARTS, a regular program on GPB, about the Art
from the Heart project of the Atlanta Fine Arts League. (It is a large file and
may take a few moments to load)
October 29, 2005
Tyler Brown Honored
Senate hails leadership, Kappa Alpha dedicates memorial flagpole
In Honor of Our Beloved Brother
LT Tyler Hall Brown
US Army Airborne Ranger
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Kappa Alpha Order
Student Body President 1999-2000
Georgia Tech Class of 2001 Download PDF
November 12, 2005 - MARIETTA, GA.
The Georgia Tech ice hockey team honors the memory of Lt. Tyler Brown Download PDF l View Picture
January, 2006, Atlanta INtown Publication
Tyler Brown's Legacy
Elizabeth Ward follows his Woodward-Tech Path Download PDF
February 24, 2006, Billings Gazette
Billings man to cross desert in Chile to honor Tyler Download PDF
August 7, 2006, Daily Herald
Story of Nicks death reaches soldier in Iraq Download PDF
December 30, 2006, Roanoke Times
Please click on the link below. This photograph was in an article entitled
3000-deaths milestone looms over Iraq in the Roanoke Times
December 30th which was brought to our attention by friends who live in Roanoke.
The incredible coincidence of Tylers headstone being prominent in the photograph
prompted Sally to remark, Thats Tylers Christmas present to us.
There have been
numerous similar coincidental happenings following Tylers death. Sally may
have something here. View picture
October 11, 2004, Congressional Record - Extension of Remarks
Please click the link below to read the Congressional Record of Hon. Phil Gingrey's
tribute to Army 1st Lieutenant Tyler Brown Download PDF
The Funeral Service for Tyler was held at the Cathedral of St. Philip on Wednesday,
September 22 at 3:00 PM.
Tyler was laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery
at 3 o'clock, September 28, 2004. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and
the Combat Infantryman Badge. Tyler also received special recognition from the "Old
Guard" where he had been selected to continue his military career.
The "Old Guard," one of the oldest and most respected Infantry Regiments
in the United States Army, has the awesome responsibility of both guarding the Tomb
of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, but also for escorting deceased
Army service members to their final rest in the "Gardens of Stone," as
Arlington is sometimes called.
The "Old Guard" also serves as the Army's ceremonial unit and, as an active
and well-trained Infantry Regiment, is responsible for the protection of Washington,
General Ponder was the presiding officer over Tyler's burial service.
Conrad W. Ponder, Jr., Major General U.S. Army (Tech IE 1969)
Chief Integration Officer, CIO/G6, SAIS-ZC
107 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-0107 firstname.lastname@example.org
In Lieu of Flowers
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tylers honor
to the Tyler H. Brown Scholarship Fund. Donations can be sent care of
the Georgia Tech Foundation, 760 Spring Street NW, Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.