General Who Died In Plane Crash Served Ellsworth
by Associated Press
April 21, 2013 10:05 AM
A decorated Air Force general who died with his wife in a plane crash near Williamsburg, Va., once served as commander of Ellsworth Air Force Base
The Air Force says Maj. Gen. Joseph Brown and Susan Brown died Friday when the single-engine Cessna 210 he was flying crashed.
Brown served at Ellsworth from 2001 to 2005, taking over as the 28th Bomb Wing commander from 2003 to 2004.
Recently, Brown was commandant of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University.
Brown has received more than a dozen awards and commendations, including the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. He was a 1997 distinguished graduate of the National War College.