Tennessee Marine dies in Hawaii stabbing

Tennessee Marine dies in Hawaii stabbing

October 22nd, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

A Tennessee Marine sergeant died after being stabbed Saturday in Waikkiki, Hawaii, the Marine Corps said.

Sgt. William M. Brown was stabbed on a downtown street, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper. His hometown in Tennessee was not listed in news reports.

KHON TV in Honolulu reported three suspects in custody, two of them juveniles.

The Third Marine Division said Brown, 23, served as an 81 mm mortarmen, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.

He joined the Marines in November 2012 and was promoted to sergeant Oct. 1, according to the Marine Corps.

"Sergeant Brown was a beloved member of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines who had been with the unit for five years. He had qualities we value in our Marine non-commissioned officers. His death is tragic and the battalion joins his family in grief," said Lt. Col. Steven Eastin, battalion commander, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines. "He will always be loved and remembered." 

His personal awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons.

His death is being investigated by the Honolulu Police Department.