World War II
Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Terlton, Pawnee County. J. W. Brown, Father, Rte. 1, Terlton. Born November 2, 1921. Enlisted December, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart. Graduated from eighth grade in 1937, Castle Rock, Washington. Engaged in farming before entering the service. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. A letter from his Commanding Officer stated: "During the stress of combat he remained cheerful and cool-headed, and was an inspiration to his fellow soldiers.” , Wounded December 5, 1944, in action in Germany. Died December 6, 1944, of wounds in American Military Hospital in Holland.
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