Celebrating and commemorating our veterans. United States military veterans and their families.


Marsha M. Brown started writing the Gig Line column in 2012 as a tribute to her husband Billy. Billy Brown was an US Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Gig Line articles encompass an array of topics related to legislature, sources of Veterans health care, family events, fund raisers, programs, seminars and workshops. It will offer material that we hope will impress and encourage our Veterans and make them as proud of us as we are of them.

We hope through “GIG LINE” and a Veterans Advisory Council, a renewed pride will swell up inside all of us for our United States Armed Forces. Our goal is to jump start the pride we felt growing up when we watched a marching band in uniform. Perhaps we’ll look upon the seasoned faces of our Veterans and be mindful of the things their eyes have seen. Maybe in turn, they will hold their chin a little higher, strut a little taller and know that no matter how late we may be…better late than never.

Like a gig line our articles are straight up and in line with the thoughts of many. We hope to be a voice that will speak volumes, clearly expressing gratitude to our active and retired service families.

We invite you, through our email address: editor@giglineheroes.com to comment on articles and to suggest topics that you would like to read about.  We are interested in what you have to say and we promise to do our best to keep you interested.  We are eager to interview those who have expressed a willingness to tell their story. With 18 million US veterans there are a lot of stories that need to be told!

Contact the Editor

Marsha M. Brown has been writing a weekly Gig Line since 2012.  Marsha is the widow of Vietnam War, U.S. Army, veteran Billy Brown of Manteo, NC.  She was instrumental in establishing the Dare County Veterans Advisory Council and maintains an active role in the veteran community. You can reach Marsha with questions or suggestions at editor@giglineheroes.com.  Have a story to tell or a veteran to feature? She would love to hear from you!

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