About a couple of months ago I did a story about an underwater memorial to fallen U.S. Navy SEAL and Hot Springs, Arkansas native Adam L. Brown for the scuba diving community. Sad news to report but around the end of June,  Adam's family discovered that the coins and other items that have been placed at Adam’s gravesite on land had been stolen.

The family is asking if you know of someone or somebody who may have been involved in taking the coins to please return them by calling Will Stevens at 501-744-7422, the individual or individuals that took the coins will remain anonymous.  Stevens says the family would just like to have them back. The family wants the person or persons who are responsible to know that we mean them no ill will or harm and are praying that God will give them the courage to return the items with the promise that they can remain unknown.

At last report, people have been reaching out to offer new challenge coins to replace the ones that were taken. Challenge coins are a way of showing honor and respect to our military men and women in uniform. Personally, it angers me when I hear that someone can be this disrespectful for someone who sacrificed their life for this country.

Adam's sister Manda wants to thank everyone that has already stepped up and shown their support in giving some coins such as Jake Davis who earned some while serving in the Navy. And Daniel W. Dugan offered his entire challenge coin collection but was told to keep them because she felt she would receive many others for her brother Adam.

If you like to help please visit Fearless Rock - the Adam Brown Underwater Memorial Facebook page.


The Story

On July 27th, 2013 a group of Arkansas Scuba Divers which included Greg Stone of Texarkana helped place an underwater memorial for Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Lee Brown, who was a U. S. Navy SEAL, and Hot Springs, Arkansas native. Adam’s life was the subject of the book, "Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown". The memorial was placed at Blakely Dam in Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is accessible to both land and boat-based divers. In memory of Adam and the way he lived his life, the memorial is known as “Fearless Rock,” is funded entirely by private donations. See the complete story here.

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