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Monday, March 30, 2009

Women in Service: Army Sgt. Monica Lin Brown


For the next installment of our Women in Service series, American Veteran has chosen to highlight Army Sgt. Monica Lin Brown, who earned the Silver Star while serving in Afghanistan in 2007.

Brown, an Army medic from Lake Jackson, Texas, was in a convoy with the 4/82nd Airborne Division in the Paktia province of Afghanistan, when one of their Humvees was hit with a roadside bomb. Brown and her team were now stuck in the kill zone.

With small arms fire and mortar rounds raining down, Brown grabbed her medic bag and sprinted for the disabled vehicle. Five of Brown's fellow soldiers were strewn across the road near the Humvee, which was now engulfed in flames.

Rounds started to cook off inside the truck, forcing Brown to move the soldiers, if she had any intention of treating them. One-by-one, Brown pulled the troops to safety about 500 meters away from their burning Humvee, all the while using her own body to shield them from errant rounds and shrapnel from the falling mortars.

Thanks to her decisive action, Brown saved the lives of all five soldiers, who were quickly medivaced from the location. For her courageous and selfless acts under fire, Brown was awarded the Silver Star by Vice President Dick Cheney in March 2008.


(Photos, Top: Then-Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown receives the Silver Star from Vice President Dick Cheney during an awards ceremony in 2008. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Scott Davis, released. Bottom: Brown draws blood from a boy while nearing the end of her deployment to Afghanistan in 2008. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Micah E. Clare, released.)

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  5. Hello
    My name is Sgt Monica Lin Brown. I am a war veteran with the United Nations troop in Afghanistan on war against terrorism. I served in the 1st Armored Division in Kabul. Based on the United States legislative and executive decision for withdrawing troops from Iraqi has been redeployed to come and work in Kabul on the platform of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Our mission is to help beef up terrorist targeted states, mostly the United States and the European Union on the war against terrorism.

    On the other hand, I want to inform you that I and my partner (Trooper Michael T.Crockett) have the sum of 8.2million USD, which we got from a crude oil deal in Iraq before he was killed by an explosion while on a vehicle patrol. Due to this incident, I want you to receive these funds on my behalf as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here (in Afghanistan) and come over to meet with you. Since we are working here on an Official capacity, I cannot keep these funds hence my contacting you.

    I guarantee and ensure you that this is a risk free deal. and as I have planned, the movement of this funds to Europe through a reliable Air Force friend, who is on official duty out of this zone this week, So the shipment of this luggage out of this place will commence as soon as I receives your positive response, to handle this funds for lucrative investment.
    I just need your acceptance to receive these funds on my behalf and all is done. Since the death of my partner, my life is not guaranteed here anymore, so I have decided to share these funds with a reliable and trusted person than the funds being dumped at a great risk.

    I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me. One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us as soldiers here in Afghanistan. I do not know how long we will remain here, and I have been shot, wounded and survived so many suicide bomb attacks thankfully, this and other reasons I will mention later have prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible on my e-mail address which is my only way of communication.

    Regards,

    Sgt. Monica Brown.

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  6. Sgt Monica Lin Brown

    Why is Sgt. brown sending these types of emails out?

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  7. Me a couple of days ago, too, received a message from Sergeant Monica exactly the same content and share its meaning and share your impressions, if you it has already occurred. Waiting for answers to address batutchik@gmail.сom, Michael

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    1. the same thg happen to me an i thought it was very wierd an then i found this which made it even wierd..it made me very uncomforable..

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    2. Clearly this is a scam people! "She" contacted me on Linked In. Please do not be so foolish-protect our vets.

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    3. i got the email today and I'm very confused

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  11. a mi llego esto por linked in hoy 29/09/2014 6:20am


    Sgt Monica brownlin
    Employed at USA ARMY

    Hello Dear

    I know this is not the best way to approach you due to the fact that internet had become heaven on earth for fraudsters to swindles their victims, to an extent of using my name to swindle their victims, but considering the urgency of this matter, I choose this medium as the only means on my disposal to reach you please, I need your attention.

    I am Sgt Monica Lin Brown. I am a war veteran with the United Nations troop in Afghanistan on war against terrorism. I served in the 1st Armored Division in Kabul. Based on the United States legislative and executive decision for withdrawing troops from Iraqi has been redeployed to come and work in Kabul on the platform of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Our mission is to help beef up terrorist targeted states, mostly the United States and the European Union on the war against terrorism.

    On the other hand, I want to inform you that I and my partner (Trooper Michael T.Crockett) have the sum of 4.2million USD, which we got from a crude oil deal in Iraq before he was killed by an explosion while on a vehicle patrol. Due to this incident, I want you to receive these funds on my behalf as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I round up my service here (in Afghanistan) and come over to meet with you. Since we are working here on an Official capacity, I have kept this funds here with me for a long time, for which I can not return home with it because we will be thoroughly checked before leaving the combat mission, and if found with me will amount the seizure of the funds and I face court marshal, as matter of fact, this will tarnish my reputation as the second female Soldier since World War II to be awarded the Silver Star. you can confirm this: https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/posts/510815748975223

    I guarantee and ensure you that this is a risk free deal. and as I have planned, the movement of this funds to Europe through a reliable Air Force friend, who is on official duty out of this zone this week, So the shipment of this luggage out of this place will commence as soon as I receives your positive response, to handle this funds for lucrative investment.
    I just need your acceptance to receive these funds on my behalf then, I will give you further details on how it will be carried out. Instead of risking these funds by carrying it with me, I have decided to share these funds with a reliable and trusted person,which I contacted you.

    I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me. One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for me in person here in Afghanistan as I am looking forward to be among the first batch that is returning home next month. I have been shot, wounded and survived so many suicide bomb attacks thankfully, this and other reasons I will mention later have prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible on my e-mail address which is my only way of communication.


    Reply to : sgt.monicabrown00@hotmail.com

    Regards,

    Sgt. Monica Brown.

    On 09/26/14 10:07 AM, JOSE ANTONIO CALLEJA VALENCIA wrote:
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    Hello! I can help you?

    si alguien la conoce en realidad, diganle que la quiero como esposa.

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  12. the same mail is circulating now but the sender changed from Monica Brown to Joy Lin David. Now the mission took place at Afghanistan, the ammounts changed but the story is excatly the same. The name of the partner: Trooper Michael T.Crockett is also used in the story. Monica - Joy Lin .... use other pictures now but clearly to see from same origine: army pictures She also upgraded from Sgt to Col !!! Very clearly: scamming !!!

    here the mail:

    2015-09-09 23:14 GMT+07:00 Lin Joy David :


    Dear Eddy, I sincerely appreciate our chat on Skype.

    By Virtue of introduction,I'm Col. David Joy,1st Battalion,121st Infantry of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team, presently and currently stationed here at FOB Salerno amp in Khost Afghanistan as part of the troops still remaining to complete the later part of the war plan. My military education includes the United States Military Academy (U.S.M.A) at West Point, New York (Class of 1989) Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Armed Forces Staff College, and a U.S. Army War College Senior Fellowship at the Hoover Institution, Michigan University.

    I'm a England adopted by the US. Early life started in NY,Brooklyn. I loved my adopted parents till I lost them through an on September 11, 2001 world trade center New York City terrorist attacks.

    I am on National Assignment at Afghanistan and things here are a bit calm now. This is my second mission here and I have been here for almost 9 months now. I use my leisure time to search for the love of my life because I figured out lately that I need to love again. I want to love and be loved. I want to settle down again. I have been lonely for years now since my husband died in the year 2010 Iraq war. I have a son for him before he died. I have also been in this service for the past 17 years and been single since 2010 and now that I am looking forward to retirement. I have only 1 month left for my retirement I need a man to settle down with after my retirement and that was why i am here.

    I am willing to relocate provided that the relationship is moving in a long term/serious direction..

    I'm ready for a serious relationship that I can not wait to meet the right person, regardless of physical distance, I think the distance will put our feelings for each other in a trial that we are bold enough to maintain a good relationship.

    Regarding the type of companion I desire, is pretty simple. Race, ethnicity, religion and physical appearance in general is not the problem. My interest is in a good personality and a good sense of humor. Honesty, loyalty, trust and sincerity not to be respect and always neglected.We make each other happy..

    Age is just a number and will never be an obstacle, but I want my partner to show the seriousness open to any person based on their sharing the intimate side of myself with someone who is willing to do the same.

    I am wonderful, single woman , kind and respectful, well-spoken. I'm my own woman and I am comfortable with my own life.. I am interested in knowing more about you and see where it lead's us.

    I am a woman with a strong determination and focus in life.

    I am looking for the right relationship and the rightful owner of my heart,soul and body... am here to find my soul mate, I'm not too wealthy and don't expect someone to attempt to deceive me or "play" me..

    I have attached my photos waiting for yours in return email.

    I Love you,

    Joy

    After a few more mails the story about the "oil dollars" starts .......

    LS Lung addie

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  13. Reported. Fraudulent. If you wish to continue this scam then you will be confronted. Make your move, I've given you my info just by posting.

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  14. Greetings from Monica,
    Nice to meet you,how is life? hope you and your family are fine. Like i said my name is Sgt Monica Lin Brown, May 24, 1988 (age 28) a USA Citizen, From Lake Jackson, Texas, United States. Presently i am in Syria war zone for peace keeping mission due to the crisis going on here in Syria.

    About me, I have a good heart, I have a loving heart and am very respectful and kind Woman, I never judge others and am very compassionate, i love to appreciate the little things in life and am very respectful.

    I have my reasons to contact you as i have something very important to share with you in my next mail. maybe we can start as friend or go into business partner with my funds which i need to invest with urgent assistance.

    What do you do for a living to overcome economical expenses and to sustain your life and family? I know we just know each other but we can share ideas and discuss about important things and more issues as we talk about ourselves, I like to think positively and I care about other people's feelings.

    I will be very happy to know more about you, like your hobbies, Interest, Life style, Religious believe, i will also love to see your recent pictures, like i always says i have very important issue to share and discuss with you in my next mail so that you will give will me a solution about it, Let me stop here for now, i expect an urgent respond from you soon.

    Regards,
    Sgt Monica Lin Brown

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