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.
Claude Dean Shoemaker (1908 - 1942)
George Russell Brown (1922 - 1973)
BESSIE GERTRUDE BROWN
WORLD WAR II
1915 - 1981
Fairmount Memorial Park
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Jul 02, 2013
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