John H. Brown, Jr.

NAME
John Howard Brown, Jr.
NICKNAME
MCSN
334312
HOME OF RECORD
314 Edgewood Street, Paris, TN
alt. 410 North Street, Murray, KY
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Madie Brown
DATE OF BIRTH
November 22, 1922
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
December 16, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
October 8, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal / Third Matanikau
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA / Declared Dead
October 9, 1943
UNIT
I/3/5th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 8 October 1942, after a harrowing night of combat, Company I, Third Battalion, 5th Marines maintained defensive positions along the eastern bank of the Matanikau River.

Private John Brown, Jr. was last seen at 1700 hours in the Matanikau area. The exact circumstances surrounding his fate are not known; no trace of his remains were ever identified, and he was declared dead on 9 October 1943.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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