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Bessie Gertrude Brown
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Birth: 1915
Missouri, USA
Death: 1981

Bessie was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Womens Army Air Corps.

Bessie's loss of her first husband, Claude Dean Shoemaker, who was killed on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942, is what inspired her second husband, George R. Brown, to approach the Fairmount Memorial Park about honoring her first husband with a flag at the Iwo Jima memorial at the Fairmount Memorial Park. Today some 2,300 flags are raised at the cemetery every Memorial day weekend.
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Claude Dean Shoemaker (1908 - 1942)
  George Russell Brown (1922 - 1973)
 
Inscription:
BESSIE GERTRUDE BROWN
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
1915 - 1981
 
Burial:
Fairmount Memorial Park
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Plot: #20-114-31
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Jul 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113231057
Bessie Gertrude Brown
Added by: Jack Cady
 
Bessie Gertrude Brown
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Added by: Barb in Minnesota
 
 
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- mokennehan
 Added: Jul. 2, 2013
 
 
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