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PFC Franklin Harley Brown

PFC Franklin Harley Brown

Death 4 May 1945 (aged 23)
Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan
Burial Fayetteville, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 77214962 · View Source
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Son of Clarence Brown of 104 North Burdick street, Fayetteville, New York.

Franklin served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He was "Killed In Action" on Okinawa during the war.


News Articles:

Brown, Franklin Harley. Fayetteville. Name appears on the Fayetteville Honor Roll.

"Franklin Harley Brown, son of Clarence Brown of 104 North Burdick street, Fayetteville...was sworn into the fighting Leathernecks by Maj. H. Colvocoresses, U.S.M.C., (retd.) officer in charge of the Central New York recruiting districts. The young...(man) left immediately for Parris Island, S.C., eastern Marine training station, for six weeks of comprehensive military instruction, including firing of all types of modern weapons, use of the bayonet
and fundamentals of combat."

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The Eagle-Bulletin, 7/24/1942

"Pfc. Franklin Brown, who has been with the U. S. Marines in Jamaica, West Indies, is passing a furlough with his parents" The Eagle-Bulletin, 9/10/1943. "Word has been received at the Eagle-Bulletin office from an Atlantic Base that Pvt. Franklin H. Brown, U.S.M.C...was recently promoted to private first class. Pfc. Brown enlisted in the Marine Corps at Syracuse in July, 1942. He received his preliminary training at Parris Island, S. C. and Camp Lejeune, N. C., and has been stationed at bases in the Atlantic for the past ten months."

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The Eagle-Bulletin, 10/1/1943.

"Mrs. Clarence Brown has received the Purple Heart awarded her son Pfc. Franklin Brown who was injured in enemy action in the Caroline Islands on Sept. 15, 1944. Pfc. Brown has been in service since February, 1943, and has been overseas for over a year. He is with the First Marine Division."

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The Eagle-Bulletin, 4/20/1945.

"Official word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown of 204 East Genesee street that their son Pfc. Franklin H. Brown, was killed in action on Okinawa, May 4. A telegram received last Thursday night from the war department notified Mr. and Mrs. Brown of their son's death. Pfc. Brown enlisted in the Marine Corps in July, 1942, and received his basic training at Parris Island and was for a time stationed at Jamaica in the British West Indies. Frank attended Fayetteville high school, and prior to his enlistment he worked in the Stanton & Brown grocery store. He was last home on furlough in January, 1944, and went overseas about a month later. Injured in action against the enemy in September 29, 1944, Pfc. Brown had been awarded the Purple Heart. Besides his parents, the Marine is survived by five sisters, Mrs. John LaTante of Fulton, Mrs. Earl Sherwood and Mrs. Alfred Bontello of Syracuse, Mrs. Donald Aldrich and Miss Margaret Brown of Fayetteville; and four brothers, Herbert, Ellis and Dwight Brown of Fayetteville, and Richard of Syracuse."

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The Eagle-Bulletin, 5/25/1945.

"Military rites for Pfc. Franklin Harley Brown, U.S.M.S., 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown of 204 E. Genesee st., Fayetteville, were held this afternoon in Fayetteville Cemetery. Fayetteville post 369, American Legion, conducted rites at the grave, following services at 2 p.m. in the home. Pfc. Brown was killed in action May 4, 1945 in Okinawa. He was attached to the First Division and served in the Pacific theater," Minoa scrapbook n.d.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Franklin Harley Brown (24 Feb 1922–4 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77214962, citing Fayetteville Cemetery, Fayetteville, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .