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Brown, Wilson Jr.

Date of birth:
April 27th, 1882 (Philadelphia/Pennsylvania, United States)
Date of death:
January 2nd, 1957 (New Haven/Connecticut, United States)
Service number:
0-1430
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Commander
Unit:
U.S.S. Parker (DD-604), U.S. Navy
"For distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U. S. S. PARKER, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I.
Navy Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice Admiral
Unit:
Pacific Task Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Navy
Awarded on:
July 1942
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
"For exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility as a Task Force Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet during a period at sea of approximately eight weeks in February and March 1942 Vice Admiral Brown displayed the highest qualities of seamanship, leadership, endurance and tenacity while conducting extensive operations against, and a successful action with, enemy forces."
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 304
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With 1 Bronze Service Star
American Defence Service Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With 1 Bronze Service Star
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

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