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World War II


Lieutenant, Senior Grade, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tahlequah, Cherokee County. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown, Parents, Tahlequah. Born September 15, 1918. Graduated U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1941. Of Choctaw Indian descent, member of well known LeFlore family. Served with the fleet two years, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Three service stars for action at Pearl Harbor and in the Midway and the Coral Sea battles. At call for volunteers from his class, entered aviation. Trained at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, and at Pensacola, Florida, and would have received wings November 3, 1943. Died October 29, 1943, in airplane collision and crash due to heavy rain and low ceiling, near Pensacola, Florida. Funeral services at First Presbyterian Church and burial at Tahlequah.

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