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 Alanson Wesley “Lance” Brown

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Alanson Wesley “Lance” Brown

  • Birth 21 Oct 1924 Pearsall, Frio County, Texas, USA
  • Death 17 Oct 2006 Dripping Springs, Hays County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Pearsall, Frio County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 22782959

"Lance enrolled at Texas A&M in the Fall of 1942, but withdrew at mid-semester to join the U. S. Marine Corps. He went through basic training along with his brother Tige at San Diego, California. In July of 1943 Lance participated in the New Georgia campaign in the South Pacific. He strung field telephone lines under fire to field commands on various Pacific islands. He had a total of three campaign medals. He witnessed the Battle of Kula Gulf from a hillside early in the war. His outfit was later part of the Third Marine Amphibious Corps. He was stationed at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina as the war wound down. He served with the occupation forces in North China after the Japanese surrender. He was mustered out with the rank of staff sergeant in February of 1946."
Extracted from obituary provided by Harrill Funeral Home

Preceded in death by his parents, Sugars Turner "Tige" Brown, Sr. and Lillian Muriel "Betty" Matson Brown; and his first wife, Ruth, on February 28, 1994. *They were married September 1, 1946*

Also preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Elizabeth "Betty" Brown Curtis .


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  • Created by: Paula J
  • Added: 9 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22782959
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alanson Wesley “Lance” Brown (21 Oct 1924–17 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22782959, citing Pearsall Cemetery, Pearsall, Frio County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .