- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Lieutenant Colonel
- Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One", U.S. Army
- Awarded on:
"For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in action against enemy forces on 23 March 1943. Lieutenant Colonel Brown's outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty 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."
Date and place action: For action performed on 23 March 1943, near El Guettar in Tunisia.
General Orders No. 48, Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations(1943).