Corp Morris Henry Brown Jr.

Corp Morris Henry Brown Jr.

Lancaster, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 9 Apr 1945 (aged 20)
Burial Lancaster, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot Sec H plot 41-3
Memorial ID 92009874 · View Source
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Morris served as a Corporal, Company D, 781st Tank Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 21, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.

Morris "Died Of Wounds" received in action during the war.

He was awarded "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12167187

His brother, S/Sgt Frederick H. Brown, was also killed in World War II.

Morris' Distinguished Service Cross Citation:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Morris H. Brown, Jr. (ASN: 12167187), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 781st Tank Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 7 and 8 April 1945. Corporal Brown's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 16 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 92009874
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Morris Henry Brown Jr. (12 Sep 1924–9 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 92009874, citing Lancaster Rural Cemetery, Lancaster, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .