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Sgt John Earl Brown

Sgt John Earl Brown

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death 19 Feb 1945 (aged 25)
Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Marlette, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 74898519 · View Source
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Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brown were notified last week by the War Department that their son, Sgt. John E. Brown of the U.S. Marines, was killed in battle action against the Japanese on the Island of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. He enlisted in the Marines in March of 1941 and had been overseas since January, 1944, seeing action in the campaigns of the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Tinian. Born on February 5, 1920, Sgt. Brown attended the Marlette High School and graduated in 1939. Prior to his enlistment he had worked on his parents farm. He is survived by his parents, five brothers and three sisters. (Marlette Leader March 23, 1945)

Graduated from Marlette High School (class of 1939)

~Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands
February 1, 1944 - February 8, 1944
~Saipan, Marianas Islands
June 15, 1944 - July 23, 1944
~Tinian, Marianas Islands
July 24, 1944 - August 1, 1944
~Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands
February 19, 1945

received:
~Purple Heart
~Presidential Unit Citation ribbon bar with two stars
~American Defense Service medal
~Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal
~WWII Victory medal

had his enlistment been terminated by discharge his service would have entitled him to an Honorable Discharge

Sgt. John Earl Brown
Died in action serving his country.
Letter sent by commanding officer dated March 22,1945.


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  • Maintained by: hossadeeregirl
  • Originally Created by: j wyke
  • Added: 14 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74898519
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John Earl Brown (5 Feb 1920–19 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74898519, citing Marlette City Cemetery, Marlette, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by hossadeeregirl (contributor 48045416) .