April 11, 2004
Born on June 13, 1982, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Ricky L. and Kathy J. (Ryan) Brown. Nathan enjoyed paint ball, computers, he played and enjoyed his base guitar, music and video games. He also liked fantasy novels, being with his family and friends and the National Guard. Nathan was always a history enthusiast. Family always said that he would have been a politician someday. Survivors besides his parents include his brother, Christopher L. Brown of South Glens Falls; two sisters, Megan R. Brown and Victoria L. Brown of South Glens Falls; half-brother, Matthew Secor of South Glens Falls; half-sister, Sarah Secor of South Glens Falls; his fiancee, Sara Grace Hill of Queensbury; maternal grandmother, Beatrice I. Ryan of South Glens Falls; grandfather and World War II veteran, Paul H. Ryan Sr. of Dothan, Ala.; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Josie Brown of Glens Falls; great-grandmother, Lillian Wooley of Queensbury; great-grandfather, Amarante Chavez of Albuquerque, N.M.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his special friends, Bobby Brooks, Andrew Cormier, Josh Tucker, Greg O'Malley, Rob Havens, Keith Stewart and all his buddies who were with him and served with him in Iraq.
PFC Brown was buried with full military honors.